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Madrid: El Prado Museum and the Royal Palace Walking Tour

1. Madrid: El Prado Museum and the Royal Palace Walking Tour

Explore the most emblematic attractions of Madrid throughout a guided walking tour. Begin with a skip-the-line guided tour inside the Prado Museum, which houses outstanding rooms and paintings, and has a special emphasis on the paintings that have changed the History of Art and became universal referents. Admire works of Murillo, Velázquez, Goya, Rubens, and Tiziano, among many others. You then continue with a 1.5-hour walking tour of the entire area between the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace. Accompanied by your guide, discover the essentials of the city, including the Fountain of Neptune, the Congress of Deputies, the house of Cervantes, and the Puerta del Sol. Finally, your tour concludes with a guided skip-the-line tour inside the Royal Palace, a building of gigantic dimensions that is bound to surprise you with its rich decoration and incredible rooms and lounges. This monument is considered a cultural reference for European monarchies, and is the perfect way to conclude your walking tour.

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Madrid: 1.5-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

2. Madrid: 1.5-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide at the popular Prado Museum before setting off on a 1.5-hour sightseeing tour, which has been designed to showcase the very best of Madrid in a short space of time. Follow your guide through the bustling city, watching the locals go about their day in the busy capital. Pass by historical landmarks including Puerta del Sol and the Royal Palace, and learn about their fascinating history from your guide. You’ll also wander through narrow streets, bursting with authentic charm and tales of the city. Discover ancient stories and hidden treasures as you explore and see sights including Cervantes House and the Old City Hall. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of Madrid’s impressive history, as well as of the landmarks themselves.

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Madrid: Prado Museum & Royal Palace Guided Tour

3. Madrid: Prado Museum & Royal Palace Guided Tour

Begin your day with a morning visit to the Spanish National Art Museum. At the Prado, hear about the museum’s history as you admire the artwork. Explore the galleries with your guide and learn more about the artists represented in the museum. In the afternoon, be taken to one of Europe’s most memorable royal residences. Enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Palace in Madrid, which was formerly the official residence of the Spanish royal family. Today the palace is used exclusively for receptions, ceremonies and official events. Your visit also includes a tour of the ceremonial lounges, which are opulent and well-preserved, and each with its own personality.

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Madrid Walking Tour and Prado Museum Skip the Line Ticket

4. Madrid Walking Tour and Prado Museum Skip the Line Ticket

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of this majestic city. Walk through the medieval streets and the majestic squares of the Old Town accompanied by your friendly local guide. The tour begins at Debód Temple and heads to Puerta del Sol square. Along the way, see the Royal Palace of Madrid, the Plaza de Oriente, the outside of Sabatini's Gardens, the Almudena Cathedral, the Plaza de la Villa, the core of Medieval Madrid and the winding streets around it, San Miguel Square and the famous market, Arco de Cuchilleros, and Plaza Mayor.  Then, you have the chance to visit one of the most important galleries in the city, the Prado Museum. The Magnificent 18th-century building holds masterpieces by Spanish masters including Velazquez, Goya, El Greco, Ribera, and Murillo. It also displays works by important foreign painters including Raphael, Rubens, Bosch, and Titian.

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Madrid: Royal Palace and Prado Museum Guided Tour

5. Madrid: Royal Palace and Prado Museum Guided Tour

Meet at a central location in Madrid and first make your way to the Royal Palace. Skip the lines and dive right into the history of this beautiful building. Admire its architecture which is of an Italian-Baroque style. The building was the residence of the Spanish Monarchy from 1766 to 1931.  Discover some of the most important treasures of the Spanish Crown as you walk through the rooms of the palace. Admire the beautiful tapestries and elegant furniture and walk with your guide through the Grand Staircase, the Throne Room, and the Banqueting Hall. Once the guided tour finishes, board the bus to travel to the Prado Museum. Enter the Prado Museum and admire great European artworks by El Bosco, El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, and Rubens. Discover one of the most important art galleries in the world, which is home to over 1,000 paintings dated across 4 centuries. See some of the most significant artworks with a guided tour of the museum, and navigate the galleries with ease.

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Madrid: Downtown Walking Tour

6. Madrid: Downtown Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of this majestic city. Walk through the medieval streets and the majestic squares of the Old Town accompanied by your friendly local guide. The tour begins at Debód Temple and heads to Puerta del Sol square. Along the way, see the Royal Palace of Madrid and its gardens and sprawling plaza. As you explore the city, your tour guide will share with you the history of the Habsburg and Bourbons families. Pass by the Almudena Cathedral and the Plaza de la Villa in the core of medieval Madrid. Wander the winding streets around San Miguel Square, the famous San Miguel Market, Arco de Cuchilleros, and Plaza Mayor. End your tour at Plaza de Oriente.

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What people are saying about Museo del Prado

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Excellent everything. Inside the museum Marcos 10 points. And for the tour from the Museum to the Royal Palace we had the company of José María who was fantastic. The itinerary was very complete and it was obvious that he was also very good in presenting his knowledge. highly recommended

Excellent experience and a lot of knowledge from our guide. His way of expressing and explaining things did not allow one to focus on other things, that is, it made one want to learn more.

Great informative tour, including a bonus walking guided tour through the city on the walk between the Museum Prado and Royal Palace.

Our tour guide Elias was very knowledgeable and gave good highlights. Good introduction to the Royal Palace and Prado Museum.

Very nice and interesting tour with a local guide around the city! I highly recomend ;)