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  1. Spain
  2. Madrid
  3. Museo del Prado

Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour

Product ID: 33321
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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
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
Skip the long lines and enjoy priority entrance to Madrid’s Prado Museum on this 1.5-hour guided tour of one of the world’s great art museums.

The building was designed by architect Juan de Villanueva in 1785 to house the Natural History Cabinet, but its final purpose as the new Royal Museum of Paintings and Sculptures was orchestrated by King Ferdinand VII, opening to the public in November 1819.

The art collection increased significantly in the 16th century, and thrived under the Habsburg and Bourbon Monarchs. It is down to them that you can view some of the world’s great masterpieces such as “The Garden of Earthly Delights” by Bosch, El Greco’s “The Nobleman with His hand on His Chest,” and "Las Meninas", by Velázquez.

Explore in chronological order, starting with the masterpieces of Bosch, and continue through rooms devoted to Greco and Velázquez including paintings of drunkards and equestrian portraits. End with Goya’s portrait of the family of Carlos IV, and the masterful Third of May 1808.
Includes
  • English or Spanish monolingual 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.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.0 / 5
based on 136 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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Product ID: 33321