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Historic Madrid: Hapsburg and Prado Museum Skip-The-Line Guided Tours

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    10am
  • Duration
    3.5 hours
Inclusions
  • Bilingual Official guide for the Hapsburg's Madrid Walking Tour.
  • Monolingual guided tour at Prado Museum (April to October); Bilingual guided tour (November to March)
  • Break at a typical Café during the tour (one drink included)
  • Entrance and guided tour to Prado Museum (Ticket valid for whole day)
  • Individual radioguided system
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
Guests
  • Adult (16+)
  • Child (6-15)
  • Infant (0-5)

Key Highlights

  • Learn about the Hapsburg dynasty who ruled Spain from 16th and 17th century
  • Admire many of Madrid’s beautiful Baroque and Renaissance buildings
  • Guides, fluent in English and Spanish, will cram the tour with interesting trivia
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Enjoy a complementary drink at a famous café in the area
  • Explore one of the world’s largest collections of Spanish art at the Prado Museum

Overview

Be a part of Spain’s glorious past as you explore the architectural wonders of Madrid which was under the Hapsburg dynasty as well as the historic Prado Museum with a skip-the-line access! This guided tour will treat you to some of the best experiences in the city with a knowledgeable guide for a truly unforgettable affair!

Hapsburg Madrid Walking Tour

Admire the historical sites with a local guide (fluent in English and Spanish) and trace the history of the famous Habsburg rulers. Make your way through the picturesque streets lined with important buildings, monuments and palaces built in Renaissance and Baroque architectural style. The construction is mostly simple in design with less focus on grandiose and is uniformly marked by brick and granite walls, huge towers in the corner of the buildings and facades with few balconies.
Learn about Madrid’s Habsburg roots as you stop at Calle Mayor where you can admire the magnificent Palacio del Duque de Uceda and Iglesia del Sacramento. You will find many more interesting buildings as you walk through Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Ville. The beautiful Baroque fountains will give you beautiful backgrounds to take those perfect memorable photographs. The guide will take you through other important attractions in the area like the Calle del Codo, Plaza del Conde de Miranda and the Convento de las Carboneras, before you stop at one of the renowned cafés of this locality and enjoy a free drink. 

Prado Museum Skip-The-Line Guided Tour

Continue your tour to the famous Museo Nacional del Prado, also known as the Prado Museum. The construction of the museum was initiated under the patronage of Charles III in 1785 to initially house the Cabinet of Natural History. But after its completion, the monarch’s grandson Ferdinand VII encouraged by his wife Queen María Isabel de Braganza decided to open it as the Royal Museum of Paintings and Sculpture.
It opened to the public in 1819 to show Spanish art’s prowess over other European schools of art, and became home to artworks belonging to the Spanish royalty. Prado Museum’s permanent collection is one of the largest in the world and comprises around 7,600 paintings, 1,000 sculptures, 4,800 prints and 8,200 drawings, in addition to a large number of works of art and historic documents. Some of the main highlights of the museum are Velasquez’s Las Meninas, El Greco’s Fable, Goya’s The Countess of Chinchón and Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights among others. 

About The Supplier: A true blue Spanish company handling the increasing inbound tourism in Spain, Julia Travels is a premier travel operator and part of the parent company of GRUPO JULIÀ.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    3.5 hours

  • Start time

    10am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to the Julià Travel Gray Line Spain office at Calle San Nicolás, nº 15 (corner Plaza Ramales)

    Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at Prado Museum

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Bilingual Official guide for the Hapsburg's Madrid Walking Tour.
  • Monolingual guided tour at Prado Museum (April to October); Bilingual guided tour (November to March)
  • Break at a typical Café during the tour (one drink included)
  • Entrance and guided tour to Prado Museum (Ticket valid for whole day)
  • Individual radioguided system
  • Lunch, beverages or other services not specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation

Please note

Voucher Information : No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Please remember to arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departures to avoid last minute delays.

Comfortable shoes are recommended as the excursion requires walking. 

Prado Museum visitors are kindly requested to abide by the instructions of the Museum Security. Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.

The Hapsburg Walking Tour requires a minimum of 2 people to operate and accommodates a maximum of 12 for an intimate experience. In case, the tour does not have enough participants, it will be rescheduled.

Prado Museum Tour

  • April to October
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - English Tour
    Wednesday, Friday and Sunday - Spanish Tour
  • November to March - Daily // Bilingual Tours

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