Madrid Highlights Day Tour, Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Entry

Cultural & Theme Tours in Madrid

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See Madrid’s top city sights from the comfort of a luxury coach, and then spend your afternoon exploring Spain’s national museum – the Prado – with an expert local guide! This exciting combo tour offers the perfect introduction to the city, showcasing its history, culture, architecture and art. After visiting neighborhoods like Los Austrias and seeing star attractions like Madrid Royal Palace (Palacio Real), visit the Prado Museum with a skip-the-line ticket to learn about legendary European artists such as Diego Velazquez on a tour.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Templo de Debod, MadridDebod TempleDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Plaza Mayor, MadridWe make a new stop and we will be able to visit la Plaza de Villa and Puerta del SolDuration: 15 minutesPass By: Carrera de San Jeronimo, MadridCarrera de San JeronimoPass By: Plaza de las Cortes, MadridLas CortesPass By: Paseo del Prado, MadridWalk of Art: Thyssen, Prado & Reina Sofía MuseumsPass By: Estacion de Atocha, Madridatocha StationPass By: Cibeles Fountain, MadridCibeles SquareStop At: Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, MadridBullringDuration: 10 minutesPass By: Stadio Santiago Bernabeu, MadridRelive more than a hundred years of Real Madrid history. Welcome to the Bernabeu Tour, where you will see the stadium as you have never seen it before. Get ready to feel the excitement of being on the pitch itself, the thrill of pre-match tension, the glow of past glories and the long history that has molded one of the world’s best football teams.Pass By: Royal Palace of Madrid, MadridRoyal PalacePass By: Plaza de Espana, MadridPlaza de EspañaPass By: Gran Via, MadridGran ViaPass By: Barrio de Salamanca, MadridBarrio de SalamancaStop 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. It is thanks to them that we can contemplate in the Museum masterpieces such as The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch, The Nobleman with his hand on his Chest by El Greco, Las Meninas by Velázquez and The Family of Carlos IV by Goya.Duration: 3 hours

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance and guided tour to Prado Museum. The ticket is valid for 1 day, until closing time
  • Monolingual guided tour at Prado Museum
  • Individual radioguided system for Prado Museum guided tour
  • Entry/Admission - Prado National Museum

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Skip the line
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