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Prado Museum Skip-The-Line Guided Tour

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Start time
    12:30pm
  • Duration
    1.5 hours
Inclusions
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance to Prado Museum
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Tour Madrid’s famous Prado Museum with an expert guide
  • Learn about Madrid’s rich history & art
  • See masterpieces by influential European artists like Bosch, Goya, El Greco and more
  • Explore one of the largest collections of European art with fascinating insights into its history

Overview

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. This guided tour with skip-the-line access treats you to the chronological history, covering 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! 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.

Starting with the exhibit hall where the masterpieces of J. Bosch (El Bosco) (1450-1516) are displayed, you will continue to discover the works of El Greco (1540-1614) and Velázquez (1599-1660) ending with Goya (1746-1828). The tour will help you 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.

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

    1.5 hours

  • Start time

    12:30pm

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Madrid City Tour Information Center at Felipe IV Street, next to the Prado Museum.

    Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour starts.

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the Prado Museum.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance to Prado Museum
  • Meals
  • Transportation

Please note

Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this ). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Tour will be conducted in both English and Spanish.

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

Customer Reviews

  • Knowledgeable informed guide
    Eileen Bryce, United States 04/05/2018
  • Focused tour; great guide!
    Pavan D Chahal, United States 10/19/2015
  • Carmen made the art come alive amazingly
    Dave Yandell, United Kingdom 06/04/2015

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