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Prado Museum Skip-The-Line Guided Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    1.5 hours

  • Start time

    April to Oct:

    10:45am: Daily except Fri (Eng)
    Fri (Spanish)
    12:45pm: Daily (Eng and Spanish)

    Nov to March:
    12:45pm: Daily (Eng and Spanish)

  • 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.

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
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers are accepted!

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.

Inclusions

  • Admission to the Prado Museum. Ticket valid for 1 day, until closing time
  •  Bilingual or monolingual guide, depending on chosen date and time
  • Radio guide system

Exclusions

  • Meals
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

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.

Once you finish the guided tour, the entrance ticket will not be valid to get in again.

This is a walking tour.

Some of the paintings might not be available despite belonging to the permanent collection for reasons out of our control. In those cases, the itinerary will be modified to comprise another painting with similar artistic value and significance.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers per guide

Customer Reviews

  • Eileen Bryce
    Knowledgeable informed guide

    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...

    United States 04/05/2018
  • Pavan D Chahal
    Focused tour; great guide!

    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. ...

    United States 10/19/2015
  • Dave Yandell
    Carmen made the art come alive amazingly

    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...

    United Kingdom 06/04/2015

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