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Prado Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

1. Prado Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Discover masterpieces of art on a skip-the-line guided tour of the Prado Museum and explore the galleries of Spain's national art museum, located in the museum district of central Madrid. Widely considered to have one of the world's finest collections of European art from the 12th to the early 20th century, the Prado Museum also boasts the single best collection of Spanish art in the world. Founded as a museum of paintings and sculptures in 1819, it was enlarged by the addition of short pavilions at the rear of the magnificent building between 1900 and 1960. See masterpieces by Francisco Goya, Hieronymus Bosch and Peter Paul Rubens, along with acclaimed paintings by El Greco, Titian and Diego Velázquez. Journey through the story of Spanish and European art through the centuries and get expert explanations along the way. If you select the tapas tasting option, following the tour of Prado Museum, you will then walk through the city to one of the most important bars in Madrid where you will have the opportunity to taste several tapas of Spanish food. Spain is internationally renowned for its gastronomy and is proud of its rich culture and culinary history. Discover the traditional tapas of Spain and experience the food culture of Madrid like a local. Here your tour will finish, leaving you with the opportunity to walk through the center of Madrid.

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Madrid: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

2. Madrid: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Madrid and discover some of the main monuments of the city. Enjoy the perfect introduction to Madrid as your expert guide recommends places to visit during your stay. Admire the exterior of some of Madrid's most iconic landmarks including the Royal Palace, the Almudena Cathedral, and Plaza Mayor. Ride through the charming neighborhoods of Las Letras and La Latina and see the House of Cervantes and the La Latina Theatre. See the Palacio de las Cortes, the Church of Los Jerónimos, and the facades of the museums of Paseo del Prado. Explore the Salamanca neighborhood, ride through Plaza de Colón, and discover the National Library.

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Madrid: 1.5-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

3. 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 Sightseeing Tour and Prado Museum Guided Visit

4. Madrid Sightseeing Tour and Prado Museum Guided Visit

Enjoy a combined 5-hour sightseeing tour of Madrid’s historic neighborhoods and fabled Prado Museum, home to one of the world’s greatest collections of art. Take a journey through history and explore Madrid's medieval origins, seeing sites such as the Arabic fortress from the days of Muslim rule and the Art Deco buildings of Gran Via. See the Renaissance and Baroque buildings of Calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor, and Plaza de la Villa from the Hapsburg Madrid of Felipe II. Learn about the Bourbon layout laid down under Carlos III, and see the ostentatious Royal Palace, Cibeles Fountain, and Puerta de Alcalá. Discover a more contemporary side to Madrid at the emblematic Ventas Bullring and Santiago Bernabeu Football Stadium. Experience Paseo del Prado (Walk of Art: Thyssen, Prado & Reina Sofía Museums), Royal Botanic Gardens of Madrid, Cibeles Square, Alcalá's Gate or Gran Vía Street. Then, skip the line and explore Madrid’s Prado Museum and see some of the world’s great masterpieces. Start with the works of Bosch, including The Garden of Earthly Delights, and continue through rooms devoted to Greco and Velázquez, and end with Goya’s portait of the family of Carlos IV and the masterful Third of May 1808.

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Madrid: Historic & Modern Panoramic City Tour

5. 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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Madrid: Retiro Park and Literary Quarter by Bike

6. Madrid: Retiro Park and Literary Quarter by Bike

Escape the busy city streets of Madrid and enjoy a 2-hour electric bike tour of Retiro Park. Discover the green oasis of the city at the heart of its arts and museum district. Cycle through a green oasis in the heart of the city, and glide gracefully across the "Barrio de las Letras" (Literary Quarter). Learn more about some of Spain’s major literary figures, such as Cervantes and Lope de Vega. Continue to the Prado Museum via Calle de las Huertas. Admire the façade of this temple of Spanish art and pass through the Prado promenade, where you'll discover the art triangle. See one of the most beautiful churches in Madrid as you pass the San Jerónimo el Real Church. Once inside the park, discover a lovely pond, a crystal palace, and a monument to the “Fallen Angel”, one of the only sculptures of the Devil in Spain. As you depart the park, pass through the largest street in Madrid and see sights such as the Alcala Gate, Cibeles Palace and Puerta del Sol in the true heart of the city.

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Prado Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

7. Prado Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

If you want your visit be complete in Madrid, you cannot miss seeing some of the world’s great masterpieces located in this museum. Founded as a museum of paintings and sculptures in 1819, it was enlarged by the addition of short pavilions at the rear of the magnificent building between 1900 and 1960. Journey through the story of Spanish and European art through the centuries and get expert explanations along the way. The collection hosts thousands of drawings, paintings, prints, and sculptures to be discovered by the visitors. Don't miss the most important ones - the visit will be focused on Durero, Fra Angélico, El Bosco, Tizziano, Tintoretto, El Greco, Velázquez, Rubens, and Goya.

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Madrid: Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

8. Madrid: Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

Discover 10 of the best sites in Madrid on this self-guided tour. Walk around this enchanting city, enjoy solving riddles and follow the clues throughout this scavenger hunt. Use the maps through the mobile app to navigate your way around the city. Start your adventure by downloading the app onto your phone. In a matter of minutes, you're ready to begin. Enjoy a fun day out exploring Madrid, known for its historical buildings, food markets, and royals. Follow the maps to find your way to all the top attractions. Be ready to solve riddle's at each attraction and unlock the next location you visit. Work as a team and use logic, imagination, observation, and problem solving to make your way around the historical city. Along the way, you can stop for a coffee, tapas, or a break at any time, if you like.  Immerse yourself in Madrid on this unique tour. This adventure will take you through the heart of Madrid and let you see how it has changed over time, while also having the time of your life.

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

9. 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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Madrid: Running Sightseeing Tour

10. Madrid: Running Sightseeing Tour

Discover the main attractions in central Madrid and get an understanding of how the city is laid out and its different neighborhoods on this running tour. Immerse yourself in the city's history, culture, gastronomy, and daily life as you run to sites such as the Retiro Park, Plaza Mayor and the city's royal palace. Your tour is capped at a maximum of 8 participants in order to guarantee a personalized experience. During the running tour, stop in front of some of the sights and learn more about them from your professional guide. The tour is suitable for all levels and will be adapted to the speed of the group.

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What people are saying about Museo del Prado

Ivan did a fabulous job maneuvering us through the city while sharing incredible knowledge about Madrid. We will definitely do Eco Tuk Tuk again!

Our driver, Felipe, gave us a wonderful tour. He was informative and kind. He shared local information that was very helpful for us.

We really enjoyed our guided tour. Thank you Bruno for such a great experience. Definitely recommend it if your in Madrid.

Be we was a wonderful guide, and we saw a lot more with this tour than we did from our first day of just walking around.

we enjoyed it! my kids love the ride and thank you for the blanket!!