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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.

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Madrid: 2-Hour Private Prado Museum Tour

2. Madrid: 2-Hour Private Prado Museum Tour

The Prado Museum is considered one of the greatest art museums in the world, containing an enormous number of works. Together with your guide, you will tour these masterpieces, with explanations of each work provided to you by your experienced guide. You will span in detail this great collection of European western art, from the 12th to the 19th century. 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 of 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.

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Madrid: Prado Museum Small Group Guided Tour

3. Madrid: Prado Museum Small Group 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.

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Madrid: Historic & Modern Panoramic City Tour

4. Madrid: Historic & Modern Panoramic City Tour

Enjoy almost 2-hours in a vintage looking car as you explore the best of Madrid. See the landmarks of Austrian Madrid as well as Bourbon Madrid. Visit the business and shopping areas of this wonderful city, seeing both the old and modern parts of the city. Relax as you travel across the city in style and listen as your audio-guide tells you everything you need to know about Madrid.  The tour itinerary is as follows : Prado Museum Puerta de Alcalá El Retiro Park Plaza de Cibeles Plaza Colon ABC SERRANO Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Museo Lázaro Galdiano Barrio de Salamanca Museo Arqueológico Nacional Gran Via Plaza de España Templo Debod Palacio Real Catedral Almudena Real Basílica de San Francisco el Grande Plaza Mayor Teatro Real Plaza de las Cortes Paseo del Prado Plaza Mayor

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Prado Museum: Skip-the-Line Tickets and Private Guided Tour

5. Prado Museum: Skip-the-Line Tickets and Private Guided Tour

Along the famous Paseo Del Prado that you will find one of the largest art galleries in the world: the Prado Museum. The Prado houses the best collection of Spanish paintings, the most important works of Flemish and Italian painters and notable works from German, French, and English artists. Let yourself be guided through this former headquarters of the Napoleonic cavalry that has become a museum. You can admire Les Ménines de Velázquez, Les fusillades du 3 Mai de Goya or the Mona Lisa du Prado, made at the same time as the Mona Lisa of the Louvre by a disciple of Leonardo da Vinci. The museum also offers temporary exhibitions, a private and exclusive visit, enlightened by the expertise of our guides. Your guided tour will start at the meeting point, once the tickets are in hand your guide will take you to visit one of the most beautiful collections of works of art in Europe. While the museum was originally created to house paintings and sculptures, it also displays important collections of drawings, engravings, coins, and medals, as well as sumptuary and decorative art pieces. As you explore do not hesitate to stop your guide and ask them to spend more time admiring and learning about different works.

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Madrid: Prado Museum Skip-the-Line Tickets and Private Tour

6. Madrid: Prado Museum Skip-the-Line Tickets and Private Tour

Meet your guide at the arranged meeting point then begin your visit to the Prado National Museum, regarded as one of the finest art galleries in the world. Avoid the crowds and long waiting times as you enjoy skip-the-line entry, meaning more time to discover the museum's wonders. Inside, follow your expert guide on private tour of the museum and listen to fascinating information about a selection of the masterpieces on display. The museum houses the largest collection of Spanish paintings in the world, ranging from Romanesque artworks to pieces from the 19th century. The museum’s vast quantity of paintings allows you to retrace the entire career of the most importance Spanish artists, and showcases the distinctive evolution of their techniques over time. Highlights of the museum include more than 50 pieces by Velázquez, including the enigmatic “Las Meninas” and “The Spinners.” You can also find over 100 works from Francisco Goya, such as the famous royal portrait “Charles IV of Spain and His Family”, the paired paintings “La Maja Desnuda” and “La Maja Vestida”, as well as the renowned “Saturn Devouring His Son.”

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What people are saying about Museo del Prado

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 230 reviews

José was a brilliant guide. Really transformed the experience of visiting the Prado, where, without a guide, there's a serious risk of being 'lost' in such a vast museum. He showed us the key paintings, gave really good insights and is also very amusing. A fun experience all round.

Excellent French speaking guide. His approach to the visit enabled us to understand the history of the museum as well as the main masterpieces of the Prado. Recommend anytime.

Unique expressions of exceptional pieces are shared to understand the beauty of a change in physical point of view can tell a much different story of the artiste. BRAVO!

Excellent presentation of several paintings and explanation of different technics and placing these in a historical perspective

Our guide was amazing! It was a pleasure listening to him. Highly recommend Naturanda!