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Madrid: Prado Museum Guided Tour with Skip-the-line Ticket

1. Madrid: Prado Museum Guided Tour with Skip-the-line Ticket

On the Guided Tour of the Prado Museum, you will spend your time living an unrepeatable experience in a unique setting full of art and beauty. The emblematic Prado Museum is the center of the beautiful monumental complex known as the "Paseo del Arte de Madrid", a privileged place in the heart of the city surrounded by trees and very close to the Retiro Park. The worldwide recognition of the Prado Museum is due to its vast and invaluable art collection. Here you will find essential paintings by the most famous Spanish and European artists from the 14th to the 19th centuries, including Velazquez, El Greco, Goya, Titian, Rubens, Bosch, Raphael, Tintoretto and Van Dyck, among others. You can see some of the most spectacular collections in the world, such as Velazquez's Meninas, Goya's Black Paintings or El Bosco's Garden of Earthly Delights. You will also be able to admire the works of the best painters from Italy, the Netherlands or Germany, of various styles and periods from the Gothic to the Baroque of Rubens, from the Romanesque to the Renaissance or Neoclassicism, knowing the context in which they developed their different techniques. paintings that were so influential after his artistic periods.

Madrid: Reina Sofía Museum Tour

2. Madrid: Reina Sofía Museum Tour

Meet your bilingual guide at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid, officially inaugurated in September 1992 and named for Queen Sofía. Dedicated to Spanish art, highlights of the museum include superb collections of Spain's 3 great 20th-century artists - Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró. Get a close look at Picasso's "Guernica" mural-sized oil painting, regarded by many as one of the most powerful anti-war works of art in history. Get explanations in English and Spanish about 20th-century art movements, such as abstract art, cubism, surrealism and modernism. See important works by principal artists in a beautiful museum that was formerly an elegant hospital building. Take a look at the vaulted hallways, and enjoy a walk in the gardens to admire the building from the outside. Explore the hallways and galleries of the museum with your guide, and learn how and why the talented artists on display created their art. End inside the museum, where you are free to stay and explore independently. Along with stunning works from Spain, the museum puts on temporary exhibitions by international artists in its many galleries, making it one of the world's largest museums for modern and contemporary art.

Madrid: Prado Museum Small Group Guided Tour

3. Madrid: Prado Museum Small Group Guided Tour

The Prado Museum is Madrid’s top cultural sight and one of the world’s greatest art galleries. Its dazzling display of works by the great European masters — such as Velázquez, Goya, Raphael, Rubens, and Bosch, among other major Italian and Flemish artists — is housed in an 18th-century neoclassical building that opened as a museum in 1819. The Spanish queen at the time had been impressed with the Louvre in Paris and wanted to showcase an enormous collection in her own country. The result is several thousand works from that time, with a recent modern extension allowing even more of them to be displayed. The tour begins with the most famous masterpieces from European artists like El Bosco. Continue delving into the work of Velazquez, followed by artists like El Greco and Goya, among many others. Gain an understanding of all the artists' aims, lives, and circumstances hidden behind the paintings, as well as the historic moment in which they were created. Learn about Spanish history from an art historian and get a closer look at local culture and Madrid's art scene.

Madrid: Street Art Tour with Local Graffiti Hunter

4. Madrid: Street Art Tour with Local Graffiti Hunter

Explore the street art scene of Madrid on a guided tour of the multicultural neighborhoods of Lavapiés, Embajadores and La Latina. Listen to insider information from a local graffiti writer who collaborates with CALLE Lavapies, Urvanity and Muros Tabacalera street art festivals. Then, stroll through the streets of Lavapiés to see graffiti art by some of the city's urban artists. Continue down Calle Argumosa and Calle de Embajadores to look at the walls of the former tobacco factory of La Tabacalera. Learn about the different free workshops offered in photography, dance, yoga, cycling, longboarding and more. Receive an insider's guide to the street art of veteran artists at Esta es una Plaza, or up and coming new talents at Calle Sombrete.

Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour

5. Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour

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 their backstories.  Once your guided tour finishes, you can stay inside the museum for as long as you wish.

Half-Day Prado Tour with optional Reina Sofia Museum

6. Half-Day Prado Tour with optional Reina Sofia Museum

Learn about the history of the Prado on this 4-hour tour. See the dazzling display of works by the great European masters such as Velázquez, Goya, Raphael, Rubens and others with a professional guide. Housed in an 18th-century neoclassical building, the Prado opened as a museum in 1819. Spain’s queen at the time was impressed with the Louvre in Paris and wanted to showcase an enormous collection in her own country. At the Reina Sofía Museum, see works by Spain’s top 20th-century artists, including Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. Your guide will provide commentary on the art, from abstractionism to cubism, to surrealism and modernism.

Madrid: Thyssen Museum Guided Tour

7. Madrid: Thyssen Museum Guided Tour

Explore the National Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza on a guided tour. Wander through the collection made up of almost 1000 paintings, spanning the history of art from the 13th right up until the 20th century. Lean from a perfect compendium of the history of painting in Europe. Discover the masterpieces from great artists like Duccio, Van Eyck, Dürer, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Monet, Degas, Morisot, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Kirchner, Mondrian, O'Keeffe, and Hopper. Unveil the details hidden in the paintings with the assistance of an art historian. Besides, marvel at the architecture of Villahermosa palace, where the museum is located. It was built in the 18th century and remodeled in 1805 in the neoclassical style. Enjoy this stroll of eight hundred years span of arts.

Madrid: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Ticket and Guided Tour

8. Madrid: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Ticket and Guided Tour

Enjoy a guided visit to one of Madrid’s most popular attractions, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Explore the museum with your guide and marvel at the extensive collection of paintings. The gallery houses artworks from the 13th to the 20th century, and includes works from every Western art movement during this period. See and learn about works from iconic artists including Rubens, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Cézanne, and more. On the tour, you’ll also discover the impressive history of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Hear about how the collection, which was once private, grew to become so extensive. At the end of your tour, enjoy free time to explore the museum on your own.

Madrid: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Private Tour & Commentary

9. Madrid: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Private Tour & Commentary

The Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, named after its founder, is an art museum located near the Prado Museum on one of city's main boulevards. It is known as part of the "Golden Triangle of Art", which also includes the Prado and the Reina Sofia national galleries. The Thyssen-Bornemisza fills the historical gaps in its counterparts' collections: in the Prado's case this includes Italian primitives and works from the English, Dutch and German schools, Expressionists, and European and American paintings from the 20th century.

Madrid: Prado and Reina Queen Sofia Museums Private Tour

10. Madrid: Prado and Reina Queen Sofia Museums Private Tour

Skip-the-line and visit 2 major Spanish museums with your private guide and discover two different collections.  Be picked up at your accommodation and head to your first stop, the Prado Museum, where you will skip-the-line and begin your private customizable tour inside. On the way, you will enjoy a brief introduction to the city, its history and culture.  Rest and recharge at lunch, which is included before visiting the Queen Sofia Museum. During your tour of the Queen Sofia Museum, your knowledgeable private guide will introduce you to the works of some of Spain’s most influential painters. After enjoying this personalized tour with your private guide there will be time for you to visit the temporary exhibitions or re-visit a specific artwork independently.

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We moved quickly from gallery to gallery, because there is SO much to see. Our tour guide was armed with many interesting insights and helped us understand the context of the paintings. She gave us nearly an hour to explore the Prado on our own before we walked over to the Reina Sofia Museum.

Very informative and easy explanations of the artists and the time/history in which they lived in. So many things within each painting that the guide points out- you wouldn’t noticed or if you do, wouldn’t necessarily know the significance.

Excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable about the artists, the paintings and the history. The tour was most enjoyable. Stephi was amazing. Highly recommend.

A brilliant tour with a knowledge and very helpful guide. Saw a lot of cool art and enjoyed the tour a lot.

Very cool tour, discovered a side of Madrid that’s both hidden and inspiring! Definitely recommended!