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Madrid: Prado Museum Guided Tour

1. Madrid: Prado Museum Guided Tour

Meet your guide at the Goya Statue outside the Prado Museum and begin your guided tour of its vast collection.  See the work of a variety of great European artists such as Velázquez, El Greco, Goya, Tiziano, Rubens, and El Bosco. Discover some of the collections on display, which date from the Romanesque period to the 19th century. The museum contains more than 8,000 paintings, 9,000 drawings, 5,500 prints, and over 900 sculptures. See some of the 1,300 works currently on display in the main building. Learn about the history of European art, and the story behind some of the works on display.

Madrid: Prado Museum Guided Tour

2. Madrid: Prado Museum Guided Tour

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.

Madrid: 2-Hour Private Prado Museum Tour

3. Madrid: 2-Hour Private Prado Museum Tour

Join a private tour of the Prado Museum, one of the greatest art museums in the world housing a great collection of European western art, from the 12th to the 19th century. View the many masterpieces here and listen to explanations of each work provided by your experienced guide. Besides works of the major artists like Hieronymus Bosch, Raphael, El Greco, Rubens, Roger Van der Weyden, and Dürer, you will get to know everything about Spain's most famous painters; Goya and Velazquez. You will encounter "The Third of May 1808" which, complete in 1814, is about the execution by Napoleon's troops painted by Goya with great drama in which he contrasts the coldness of the soldiers in gray uniforms with the colorful anonymous citizens who are going to die. You will also discover the most famous work of Velazquez, "Las Meninas", which is a scene depicting a normal day in the Alcázar of Madrid with members of King Philip IV's family and Velazquez himself. "Las Meninas" has been the inspiration for later artists like Goya and Picasso.

Madrid: Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum Private Tour

4. Madrid: Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum Private Tour

Embark on a walking tour in Madrid and visit the Prado Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum with a live guide. Enjoy a day out that is full of art and hear all about the Triangle of Arts movement from your guide. We would pick up travelers at their hotel "while in Madrid Center" and take them for an introductory walk towards our first stop The Prado Museum and Las Meninas which we will go ahead and explore trough it's master pieces. Bosch, Van der Weyden, Durer, Tintoretto, Tiziano, Greco, Rubens, Velazquez and Goya await for us to end up having a look at the avaint guard movements and contemporary art at the "Reina Sofia Museum" where we would amongst other pieces contemplate the great "Guernica" by Pablo Picasso, or of course some of the works of Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, André Mason etc... a full journey trough the centuries of the art history.

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What people are saying about Museo del Prado

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A great museum experience! Our guide was the most informative and interesting guide that we could have had! She was really enthusiastic about the exhibits and the info that she provided us with were really unique and interesting! Highly recommended!

We had a very good experience with the Prado Museum guided tour. The tour guide was knowledgeable and took very good care of us. We had an awesome time. We got to spend all free time after the 90 min guided tour.

Amazing tour!!!!! The guide knew so much about the art of the Museum it was just mind blowing. Totally recommend.

Our guide was very informative and gave interesting details and background on the paintings.

Our guide was pleasant and very knowledgeable (studied art history). Very enjoyable visit!