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

Prado Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Product ID: 131916
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Skip the long lines to the Prado Museum and see masterpieces of art by Rubens, Titian, Velázquez and others on a guided tour of the main art museum in Madrid.
About this activity
Duration: 2 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Prado Museum
  • See masterpieces of art by Titian, Velázquez and El Greco
  • Admire the architectural details of the building, built during the reign of Charles III
  • Enjoy a tapas tasting in one of the most important bar in Madrid (if you select this option)
Full description
Discover masterpieces of art on a skip-the-line guided tour of the Prado Museum and explore the galleries of Spain's national art museum, located in the museum district of central Madrid.

Widely considered to have one of the world's finest collections of European art from the 12th to the early 20th century, the Prado Museum also boasts the single best collection of Spanish art in the world. Founded as a museum of paintings and sculptures in 1819, it was enlarged by the addition of short pavilions at the rear of the magnificent building between 1900 and 1960.

See masterpieces by Francisco Goya, Hieronymus Bosch and Peter Paul Rubens, along with acclaimed paintings by El Greco, Titian and Diego Velázquez. Journey through the story of Spanish and European art through the centuries and get expert explanations along the way.

If you select the tapas tasting option, following the tour of Prado Museum, you will then walk through the city to one of the most important bars in Madrid where you will have the opportunity to taste several tapas of Spanish food. Spain is internationally renowned for its gastronomy and is proud of its rich culture and culinary history.
Discover the traditional tapas of Spain and experience the food culture of Madrid like a local.

Here your tour will finish, leaving you with the opportunity to walk through the center of Madrid.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Prado Museum
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Tapas tasting in one of the most important bars in Madrid (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Important information
Know before you go
• Comfortable shoes are recommended
• This tour is wheelchair accessible
• Please check which option you select as the inclusions are different depending on the option
• The tour is done in Spanish and English at the same time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 293 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Irene was fantastic, she spent time helping you understand the history of the the work, the technical construction and how to identify the symbolic references for the eras the various prices depicted. This was incredibly useful when visiting the Reina Sofia the next day as you could see the various influences from multiple artists on the works in both museums. Fantastic experience.

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January 18, 2020

Interesting contact with the Prado Museum without final auction

Those responsible for the Museum did not let us finish the visit in conditions, claiming that the guide had not complied with the protocol established for groups of more than 9 people. We were 11. Apparently, in those cases the guide should use "pinganillo" and the members of the group helmets to listen to their explanations. According to the guide, the person at the box office did not provide the technical means indicated by causes that he could not understand. The curious thing about the incident was that until the last 15 minutes of the almost two hours of visit, nobody told us anything. At that moment, one of the guards caught our attention and without attending to the guide's excuses, he called a person in charge of the center, who told him to finish the visit at that moment for not following the protocol. After a rifi rafe, the person in charge yielded to our requests, as long as the group was divided in two, with which: double explanation and no time to see and fin

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July 17, 2019

A Unique Must Do Experience

The Prado is unique in the world of art. This museum is so extensive with so many masterful works that signing up for an expert tour is well worth while for your first visit. Even my wife, who is an Art History major insisted on having a professional guide walk us through the museum on our first visit to make the best use of time. Well worth while. We plan to visit again.

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June 9, 2019

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Product ID: 131916