Guided tour

Madrid: Prado Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: Amigo Tours Spain
Guided tour

Madrid: Prado Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: Amigo Tours Spain

From US$ 39.87 per person


Discover one of Madrid's most important museums: the Prado Museum. Learn about the museum's history as you walk around admiring the artwork. Get to know the artists and their masterpieces with a local guide in a small group.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • Discover the most important artists from the 16th to 19th centuries
  • Enjoy a guided visit with an art historian and find out all the secrets of these famous paintings
  • Marvel at masterpieces like "Las Meninas" and the Garden of Earthly Delights
  • Get the most out of your experience with a local guide
Full description
The Prado Museum is Madrid’s top cultural sight and one of the world’s greatest art galleries. Its dazzling display of works by the great European masters — such as Velázquez, Goya, Raphael, Rubens, and Bosch, among other major Italian and Flemish artists — is housed in an 18th-century neoclassical building that opened as a museum in 1819. The Spanish queen at the time had been impressed with the Louvre in Paris and wanted to showcase an enormous collection in her own country. The result is several thousand works from that time, with a recent modern extension allowing even more of them to be displayed. The tour begins with the most famous masterpieces from European artists like El Bosco. Continue delving into the work of Velazquez, followed by artists like El Greco and Goya, among many others. Gain an understanding of all the artists' aims, lives, and circumstances hidden behind the paintings, as well as the historic moment in which they were created. Learn about Spanish history from an art historian and get a closer look at local culture and Madrid's art scene.
  • Entrance to the Prado Museum
  • English or Spanish-speaking guide (depending on the option selected)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

Meet the guide next to the Statue of Velazquez at Paseo del Prado. The statue is located on the side of the Museum. The guide will carry an Amigo Tours sign.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Cameras
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The tour may be simultaneously in English and Spanish during the winter months
  • Please note that the tour in Prado Museum has a duration of 1.5 hours but the guide requires some extra time to organize the tickets and whispers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 258 reviews

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Helena was fantastic. Fifteen minutes early, supremely knowledgeable and has a passion for the art. Ask her any question about some detail in a piece of art and she has at least three more minutes of information. I could tell when we turned right and had to leave a hallway of art alone to meet our two hour deadline she would have preferred to take us through each piece. A pleasure to learn from her.

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March 26, 2023

The guide, Vilena (may have misspelled her name), handled very well the group of 12, switching between Spanish and English effortlessly. It is so beneficial to start exploring the museum with a guide, and then continue on your own, otherwise it can be overwhelming.

March 26, 2023

The Prado has endlessly long queues but we got in first and had very knowledgeable guides who spoke English fluently and gave comprehensive background history on the paintings viewed. I think it would be quite impossible to cover some of the most famous paintings without a guide.

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 58185