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

Madrid: Prado Museum 3-Hour Private Tour

Product ID: 80175
See masterpieces of art on a private 3-hour tour of the Prado Museum with an art historian guide. Journey through the history of Spanish art and get explanations about works by artists such as Goya and Ribera.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, Russian
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Your guide will meet you at the lobby or at the entrance of your hotel. From there your guide will accompany you as you walk together to the museum, providing a short introduction to the city along the way. Please note there is no pick-up by way of private vehicle. As an alternative, you can arrange to meet at the entrance to the museum, below the statue of Goya. Please specify what you prefer.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore centuries of art history from across the world
  • See masterpieces by Goya, Ribera and many others
  • Get expert explanations from an art historian guide
  • Customize the visit to suit your interests
Full description
Explore the history of Spain and its historic traditions from a different perspective on a private tour of the Prado Museum. Discover the most exceptional works of art with a local art historian guide. 

See works by Spanish and international painters from various artistic periods and explore different styles of painting and historical events as seen through the eyes of some of the most outstanding artists in the world. Marvel at the anatomical drawings by Ribera or the haunting themes of the "Black Paintings" by Francisco de Goya. Discover a hidden area of the museum to get a look at the 19th century paintings from the alternative "El Casacón" genre.
  • Entrance fees
  • Local art historian guide

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• If you are 2 adults with 2 children younger than 18, the children enter for free so please book just for 2 people but let the supplier know you are with two minors
• All children must show proof of age at the ticket office to gain free entry
• If you would prefer to go directly inside, then select the number of people regardless of age so everyone has a paying ticket to avoid stopping at the ticket office
• For groups of more than 5 people, everyone will receive headphones in order to hear the guide's explanations
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 108 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Ana was the best guide we have ever had (and we have had many).

Ana picked us up at out hotel on time and we had a pleasant walk to the Prado. The visit to the museum exceeded the expectations for me and my wife. Ana's expertise in art and history was impressive but not overwhelming. The time flew by as we conversed for hours. Unlike many guides, the conversation was not one sided and the give and take was truly educational. At no point did we feel like Ana was on a clock or forcing us to move too quickly through the museum. We are still talking about our experience. Highly recommend!

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June 24, 2019

Art Historian Marta from “Mad Snail Travels” is just FABULOUS!

What an incredible experience to have someone so passionate and articulate sharing her knowledge with us like Marta did. The Joy of Art is alive and thriving in Marta- thankfully she shares it readily through her tours at the Prado. During our 3.+ hours with Marta we learned about the history of the leaders influencing Spain; both good and bad. We learned how that environment came to shape the different artists as they celebrated or grieved through their experiences. Marta helped us understand how incorporating science and math into their work helped them develop perspective and create more realistic linear visual images but then subsequent artists broke all those rules (EL Greco!) and painted from their passion or love or despair- what agony! Marta’ also shared how the history of the times and each artists experiences developed and progressed their work, continually challenging them in mediums and colors. She encouraged us to ask why they did each work the way they did.

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April 4, 2019

Enrique was an excellent guide to the Prado museum. He combined a deep knowledge of the art and relevant history with a passion for his subject that lit up our visit and made it feel very real for us. We would happily engage him again for further visits.

November 17, 2019

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Product ID: 80175