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Prado Museum Guided Tour

Tour Description

For most visitors coming to Madrid, the Prado museum is likely, one of the top five on their list. If you are an art lover, the Prado Museum guided tour is a dream visit.  If you are not into the art museums but don´t want to miss out on some of the great masterpieces, a Prado guided tour is the perfect way to touch on the highlights of this world renown museum including Greco, Valazquez and Goya among many others.  The beauty of this museum is that it does not just fulfill the art factor but also covers a lot of history as these painters literally tell Spain´s story through the images they put on canvas.   Wonderfully illustrating Madrid´s origins, and the history of Spain, the Prado Museum displays some of the greatest treasures acquired under the Spanish Monarchy.  

Visitors will be amazed as our expert guide unfolds the history and gives you the highlights of this classic art museum that winds you through the different time periods of some of the more reputable artists.  Following your Prado visit, your guide will take you on a walking tour through the historic center covering neighborhoods like Paseo del Prado, Barrio de las Letras and Plaza Santa Ana all the way to the majestic Plaza Mayor.  

This introduction to the intense history of Spain is sure to provide you much more perspective and appreciation.  We are happy to make this tour kid friendly as our guide, upon request, can give explanation on the art like a story that the children will understand. 

The Prado Museum guided tour includes:

  • Private Guide  
  • Map with marked itinerary
  • Numerous tips and recommendations on how to spend your time
  • Ticket entrance reservation to the Prado museum when needed. Cost not included will depend on ages and number of people.
    • Velazquez famous work of Meninas
    • Goya´s historic paintings of the invasion of 1808
    • Pass through some of the most beautiful plazas in Madrid including Santa Ana, Plaza Mayor 
    • Stroll through the famous quarter of Barrio de las letras filled with legends of the Prominent writers and playwrites of Spain.

      Meeting Point for our Prado museum guided tour: Outside Main Entrance of the Prado, at Goya Statue

      • Prado Museum
      • Carrera San Jeronimo
      • Puerta del Sol
      • Plaza Mayor

        This is a summarized itinerary. Some places may be added or changed based on time, plus we like to keep some surprise element to our tours. Please inquire if you would like to change one museum for something we already have on the tour. For example visiting the Reina Sofia instead of the Prado. Please be aware for large groups, reservations in advance are required and subject to inability to obtain tickets with short notice.

      This is a summarized itinerary. Some places may be added based on time, plus we like to keep some surprise element to our tours.

      Duration: 4h
      Start:  10:00am
      Start point: Outside Prado Museum, Statue of Goya, at main entrance
      If your hotel is nearby and you prefer to be picked up, let us know when you book the tour.

      IMPORTANT INFORMATION Please note that the Royal Palace can close at any time on a moments notice.  This is a state monument and they reserve the right to close due to state events. The problem is that we are not always informed before closures and they can even be the day of our tour.  We will do our best to rectify the situation and choose another monument for you.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

      *Weekend or holidays: This tour carries a surcharge of $35 on Weekends or Spanish holidays as the local guides charge more at this time. 

      Note for large groups, we need to make an advanced reservation and entrance may be subject to change or different hour.

      Optional for this tour:
      We can combine this tour with the Palace or Reina Sofia museum. 

      Other information
      We will contact you after an order is placed to check everything is correct and to continue the process. Remember we can make manual changes to your order later on. Please refer to our terms and conditions for cancellation policies. If you are unclear on how to book, please contact us via phone or email. Thank you

      Join us in an enlightening discovery of the Prado Museum and old historic center. Holding some of the richest collections of art and treasures, these two world class monuments attract people from all over the world and offer a fine exhibition of gems accumulated under the various monarchies ruling Spain in the last four centuries. Your visit to the Prado located on the beautiful Paseo del Prado will include some of the masterpieces by the works of Valazquez, Bosch and El Greco. We don´t stop there, this gallery holds thousands of works and with a recent modern extension, you can continue on even following your tour. With the help of our guide, you will enjoy the highlights and also some of the works that are more relevant to Spanish history. 

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