an art gallery in Madrid housing an important collection of Spanish paintings

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Contemporary Examples of prado

Historical Examples of prado

  • Anyone else can see it who wanders into the Gallery of the Prado.

    The Underdog

    F. Hopkinson Smith

  • There is that strange lady from the Prado that you took him to see, Signorino.

    The Arrow of Gold

    Joseph Conrad

  • He knew he should meet her again, and where he should meet her, and he did, on the Prado.

    The Wind Bloweth

    Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne

  • Of the former the Prado park and the pleasure suburb of Coln are the best known.


    W. H. Koebel

  • The Montevidean is very proud of the Prado, and he has sufficient reason for his pride.


    W. H. Koebel

Word Origin and History for prado



public park and promenade in Madrid, 1640s, Spanish, from Latin pratum "meadow" (see prairie). Cf. Prater, large park in Vienna, German, from Italian prato "meadow." French preau "little meadow," formerly praël, Italian pratello are from Vulgar Latin *pratellum, diminutive of pratum.

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