Musicians perform next to Las Meninas by Spanish artist Diego Velazquez at the reopening of the Prado museum to the public. With visitor numbers limited, there is more chance to admire the art on show. Photo: APMusicians perform next to Las Meninas by Spanish artist Diego Velazquez at the reopening of the Prado museum to the public. With visitor numbers limited, there is more chance to admire the art on show. Photo: AP
Musicians perform next to Las Meninas by Spanish artist Diego Velazquez at the reopening of the Prado museum to the public. With visitor numbers limited, there is more chance to admire the art on show. Photo: AP

The luxury of time to see ‘the best of the best’ at one of the world’s leading art museums, the Prado in Madrid, as it reopens to a small number of visitors after lockdown

  • With numbers limited to 12 per cent of peak capacity, visitors to the Prado have an unparalleled opportunity to admire some of the world’s finest paintings
  • Its director sees big museums making more of their permanent collections, and the Prado has assembled 200 of its best works for its first post-coronavirus show
Topic |   Art
Musicians perform next to Las Meninas by Spanish artist Diego Velazquez at the reopening of the Prado museum to the public. With visitor numbers limited, there is more chance to admire the art on show. Photo: APMusicians perform next to Las Meninas by Spanish artist Diego Velazquez at the reopening of the Prado museum to the public. With visitor numbers limited, there is more chance to admire the art on show. Photo: AP
Musicians perform next to Las Meninas by Spanish artist Diego Velazquez at the reopening of the Prado museum to the public. With visitor numbers limited, there is more chance to admire the art on show. Photo: AP
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