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The Prado Museum is one of Madrid’s most popular attractions and is home to an exceptionally important royal collection, featuring one of the world’s finest collections of European art.
Your tour of the Prado Museum will be conducted in chronological order and will cover the works of El Bosco, El Greco, Velázquez and Goya.
As you would expect with such a popular attraction there can often be a long wait to enter the Prado Museum– however this tour allows you to skip the line!
Apr – Oct: Daily
Nov – Mar: Saturday
1.5 hoursStart time
Start Time: 1500h (3:00pm)
Duration: 1.5 hours
The guide will meet you by Madrid City Tour Information Center at Felipe IV Street, next to the Prado Museum. (Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time so the tour can depart promptly).
The tour ends at the Prado Museum.
The tour will begin at the Prado Museum, where you will meet your guide.
Explore the famous Prado Museum guided by a local expert. The tour of the Museum will take place in chronological order, starting with the earliest exhibits and ending with the most recent.
The Museo Nacional del Prado, opened to the public for the first time in November 1819. At that time it housed 311 paintings from the various Reales Sitios (Royal Residences). The exceptionally important royal collection, which represents the foundation of the Museum's collection as we know it today, started to increase significantly in the 16th century during the time of Charles V and continued to thrive under the succeeding Habsburg and Bourbon Monarchs.
Your tour of the Prado Museum will be conducted in chronological order. Starting with the exhibit hall where the masterpieces of J. Bosch (El Bosco) (1450-1516) are displayed. Continue to discover the works of El Greco (1540-1614) and Velázquez (1599-1660) ending with Goya (1746-1828).
The tour will view and discuss over 15 key pieces – these include Las Meninas, The Garden of Earthly Delights, The Knight with His Hand on His Breast, The Second of May 1808 and the Holy Trinity.
The tour will end at the Prado Museum where you will be expected to make your own further travel arrangements.
Passengers must reconfirm tour details 24 hours prior to departure. Failure to do so may result in cancellation.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
The tour starts at 3:00pm. Be ready at 2:45pm so the tour can depart promptly.
Tour will be conducted in both English and Spanish.
I can suffer from museum over load. All the things to see and appreciate. So when we decided to go visit the Prado , I thought it might be a good idea to have a guide. And it...Eileen Bryce, United States, 05/Apr/2018
Ideal for unraveling the puzzle that is Prado and getting the most out of it. Our guide was amazing - articulate, knowledgeable, courteous, and calm. Really glad we did this. ...Pavan D Chahal, United States, 19/Oct/2015
Carmen added that amazing extra dimension having visited the two other important galleries in Madrid over the weekend - the audio guides were helpful but Carmen made that special...Dave Yandell, United Kingdom, 04/Jun/2015