1. Spain
  2. Community of Madrid
  3. Madrid
  4. Museo del Prado

Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour

Product ID: 33321
Explore the masterpieces of Madrid’s Prado Museum on a 1.5-hour guided tour and learn about works of art by Bosch, Velázquez, Goya and Greco. Skip the long lines for priority entrance, and admire the interior of the Prado's 18th-century building.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the galleries of the Prado Museum with an art-enthusiast guide
  • Skip the lines and get priority entrance to the Prado Museum
  • See masterpieces by Velázquez, Goya, Greco
  • See The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch
  • Admire Juan de Villanueva 18th-century building and city icon
Full description
Meet your guide at the convenient meeting point next to the Prado Museum and enter with your skip-the-line ticket for your guided tour. See the most important paintings throughout the museum and admire great artworks by el Bosco, el Greco, Velazquez, Goya, and Rubens. 

Discover the aim of the original building and why it changed to become one of the most important art galleries in the world. The current exhibition holds more than 1,000 paintings from four different centuries. Given that for a first time visitor this can be overwhelming, let your guide show you around the site and learn about some of the most important works and its backstories. 

Once your guided tour finishes, you can stay inside the museum for as long as you wish as your ticket is valid for the day.
Includes
  • English- or Spanish-speaking official guide
  • Entrance and guided tour of Prado Museum, ticket is valid for 1 day, until closing time
  • Individual radio-guided system
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drink

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Tour departs from Madrid City Tour Information point at Calle Felipe IV, next to the Prado Museum. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour departs, and present your printed voucher upon arrival.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Cameras
Know before you go
• Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions
• It is possible that some of the paintings mentioned in the description are not available for viewing, despite belonging to the permanent collections of the museum
• Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 149 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.9 / 5
  • Organization
    3.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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Throughly enjoyable

We booked the tour fairly last minute, and weren’t sure what to expect. But within a few moments of meeting our guide, we knew we were in for a treat. She had a wonderful personality, and it was clear she had a passion for art - this was more than just a job for her. It was obvious she had carefully selected highlights that gave us a good understanding of the major artists within the museum, as well as the context and evolution of the art over time.

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10 July 2019

Well worth it!

We went with two teenagers and so glad we did this. It was just the right amount of time (an hour and a half but it finished about 10 minutes early which was perfect). I wish I got our guide’s name but she was very thorough, moved fast and kept our kids’ attention. Money well spent.

11 June 2018

Great introduction to the Prado

We had a fantastic guide who showed us the highlights of the Prado collection in around 75 minutes. We had beat the line tickets which meant the tour was up and running around 3:05pm. At the end of the tour we were able to stay on in the Prado until it closed at 8pm.

7 June 2016

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Product ID: 33321