Prado Museum Tour in Madrid with Skip-the-Line Admission

Cultural & Theme Tours in Spain

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Explore Madrid’s Prado Museum with an art expert guide after skipping the long entrance lines with your priority-access ticket! As Spain’s national museum, the Prado’s collection is staggering in size and a visit here on your own can be overwhelming. Let your guide show off its highlights, like Diego Velazquez’s ‘Las Meninas’ and El Greco’s ‘The Annunciation,’ while learning little-known facts about the masterpieces’ histories. This tour operates with a maximum of 20 people, ensuring you’ll enjoy a small-group experience your expert guide
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Prado National Museum, MadridThe building that today houses the Prado national museum was designed by architect Juan de Villanueva in 1785. It was constructed to house the Natural History Cabinet, by orders of King Charles III. The Museum's first catalogue, published in 1819, included 311 paintings, although at that time its collection comprised just over 1,510 pictures from the various Reales Sitios (Royal Residences). The exceptionally important royal collection, which represents the foundation of the Museum's compilation as we know it today, increased significantly in the 16th century during the time of Charles V and continued to thrive under the succeeding Habsburg and Bourbon Monarchs. The visit will take place in chronological order, - Starting with the exhibit hall where we will find J. Bosch’ masterpieces (El Bosco) (1450-1516): The Table of the 7 Deadly Sins, The Hay Wain, The temptations of San Antonio, The Stone of Madness and The Garden of Delights. - We will then move on to the rooms dedicated to El Greco (1540-1614): The gentleman's hand on his chest, The Trinity, Christ embraced the cross and The Annunciation; - Velázquez (1599-1660): The Worship, Drunkards, Equestrian Portraits, the Forge of Vulcan, The Christ, The spinners, Spears and Las Meninas.- We will end with Goya (1746-1828): The family of Carlos IV Pictures, The Shootings of May 2, Pestles and Black Paintings.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

What’s included

  • English/Spanish Official guide.
  • Entrance and guided tour to Prado Museum. The ticket is valid for 1 day, until closing time.
  • Monolingual guided tour
  • Individual radioguided system
  • Entry/Admission - Prado National Museum

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Skip the line
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