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Skip-the-Line Guided Tour of Prado Museum

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On this guided tour with timed entry, skip the lines to Madrid's Prado Museum and gain access to world-renowned art collections.

Highlights

  • Avoid long queues at the Prado Museum with exclusive skip-the-line entry and explore one of the most extensive art collections in the world.

  • With the help of a bilingual guide, witness iconic paintings such as the Las Meninas and The Third of May 1808 and unearth the stories behind them.

  • Trace the progression of European art by observing famed painters' works such as Velázquez, Goya, Greco, Bosch, Rafael, and Durer.

  • Choose between flexible options of a private tour of 7 guests, or a 1.5-hr or 2-hr shared tour.

  • Fun Fact: The Prado Museum houses more than 7000 paintings and 1000 sculptures.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to Prado Museum

  • 1.5/2-hr shared tour (optional)

  • 2-hr private tour of 7 guests (optional)

  • Expert English-speaking guide

  • Hearing device

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Mrs Julia Birt

Mrs

5/5

Sep, 2023

Our guide Stefi was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about art. We learnt a lot from her and had a very enjoyable tour of The Prado museum.
Candy Kaelin Deemer

Candy

5/5

Sep, 2023

This was an incredible tour with Paula! She hevea us a great education about Spanish painters--which was what we wanted! And made it easy and fun! Thank you Paula for doing part in Spanish, too--to help us improve! Worth every euro!
Eric Dowden

Eric

5/5

Sep, 2023

My guide was super informed about the museum's art. I believe her name was Maria, she made us feel like we were on a private tour yet we were surrounded by others.
Lauwers David

Lauwers

4/5

Jul, 2023

Lawrence Berlyn

Lawrence

5/5

Jul, 2023

Pick from a shared or private tour, of different durations, and skip tediously long queues outside the Prado Museum. Enjoy the company of an expert guide who speaks English. As you walk across the museum, come across paintings from the 12th century to the early 20th century which includes Spanish, Italian, and Flemish art.

Watch Out for Famous Works of Art

Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, Room 12

Comparable to the 'Monalisa' in the Louvre, Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez is Prado Museum’s signature painting. You’ll savor this masterpiece on your visit to central room 12. Measuring just under 3 meters, the painting depicts the main chamber in the Royal Alcazar of Madrid and members of the court.

The Third of May 1808 by Francisco Goya, Room 064

Famously recognized as the world’s first modern painting, 'The Third of May 1808' by Francisco Goya depicts the Spanish revolt against French rule. As you look at the painting, be prepared to be fascinated by Christian iconography and its powerful portrayal of man's inhumanity to man.

The Nobleman with the Hand on his Chest by El Greco, Room 8B

Although the person depicted in the painting is unknown, the artwork is renowned across the world. As you marvel at the painting, you will realize that El Greco was a master when it came to conveying the expressions and emotions of his subjects via body parts, especially the hand.

Important Information

  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility.

  • The following is not allowed: photography.

Timings

1.5 & 2-Hr Shared Tour

  • Daily: 10:30am & 4:30pm

2-Hr Private Tour

  • Daily: 11am & 4pm
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Monument to Goya, right in front the Museum ticket office..

  • Address: The monument is placed in Philip IV St.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Neptuno

  • It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses 001, 10, and 14 to get you there.

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