Madrid: Prado Museum Guided Tour
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 1.5 hours
A visit to Madrid isn’t complete without a dose of Spanish culture. With over 7,000 paintings at the Museo del Prado, you’ll see some of the best artworks from Spain and across Europe. From Goya to El Greco, here are our top 5 paintings not to be missed.
A leading artist of the Spanish Golden Age, Velázquez’s Las Meninas is his most famous work. The royal family is shown with masterful perspective, use of light and atmosphere.
Grand master of Spanish Art, Goya is shown on all 3 floors of the Prado. In Madrid’s most emblematic artwork, Goya depicts the battle between Spanish patriots and Napoleon’s army.
This is one of the great paintings of the Spanish Renaissance and one of El Greco’s most famous works. Take note of the unknown man’s expressive gaze and natural hand gesture.
This triptych shows three scenes: paradise, hell and the creation of Eve and the fountain of life. Created by early Dutch master Bosch, don’t miss this complex, beautiful work.
A Flemish Baroque painter, Rubens emphasized movement, color and sensuality. No exception here — the Three Graces, born of Zeus’s affairs, lived joyously among the gods.
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Sundays and holidays: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
In Central Madrid, the Prado is located on Paseo del Prado s/n. 28014. The nearest metro stations are Banco de España and Atocha stations. The following bus lines also access the museum: lines 9, 10, 14, 19, 27, 34, 37 and 45.
A popular cultural site in Madrid — and well worth it — the Prado will most likely welcome you with a long line. Purchase tickets in advance online, fast tracking your way into the museum.
The size of the collection can be overwhelming. Audio guides can be purchased once you enter the museum; 50 masterpieces are highlighted and can help focus your tour. Note that photographs are not permitted in the museum.
our tour guide Lydia was great. She did a fantastic job of providing us with the history of the palace as well as little anecdotes about the monarchs. It was nice getting there early in the morning so we didn't have go contend with other groups or a lot of people. I would really recommend this tour if anyone is looking to visit the palace.
Impresionant museum, huge collections. You should expect to stay at least 4 hours. It’s free Entrance for teenagers up to 18yrs old but you should get first a free ticket from the cashiers. Stay away from the skip the line ticket since everyone purchase them and there are no gaining whatsoever.
For someone who is keen on art but knows very little on pre 20th century art I found the tour invaluable in highlighting the most important paintings/artists in what is a massive, overwhelming collection at the Prado.
Loved the experience with the tour guide. The interesting part is that the guid knew how to explain the painting from different angles in order to understand the painting techniques. I highly recommend it.
allow several hours to see the most popular works. you need at least 1 day to see everything. also No pictures allowed. I didn't see any signs saying no pictures.