Skip the line at the Prado Museum in Madrid, and see some of the most influential pieces of European artwork with your own private guide! Hear the history of the iconic building while walking around admiring masterpieces like Velazquez’s ‘Las Meninas,’ and learn about the different artistic movements that the museum represents.
- Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
- Hotel pickup included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Small-group tour
Meet your private guide outside Madrid’s Prado Museum and head straight inside with your skip-the-line entrance ticket. As Spain’s national art museum, this mesmerizing gallery contains some 9,000 paintings, and that’s not even mentioning its array of sculptures, prints and drawings. Knowing where to start can be daunting, so let your guide introduce you to its highlights on your 1.5-hour tour.
As you walk around admiring the artwork, hear of the museum’s history from your guide. Housed in an ornate Neo-Classical complex, the architecture of the building is as grandiose as the works of art inside it. After starting out as the brainchild of King Charles III in the late 18th century, the original building soon was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of art it amassed, and so two further annexes were added to hold the growing collection.
As you walk through all the Prado’s buildings, your guide will point out Spanish masterpieces like Velazquez’s Las Meninas, as well as creations by the famous Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch. See influential pieces of artwork by Italian supremos, like Fra Angelico’s The Annunciation and Tinteretto’s Christ Washing the Disciple’s Feet, and learn how to spot the differences between the different artistic periods, like Renaissance and Baroque.
Your tour finishes inside the museum, and you can continue exploring independently if you wish.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless
booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be
received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
You must present a paper voucher for this tour. We will email a link to access and print your voucher at the Lead Travelers email address.
- Private guide
- Entrance fee to Prado Museum
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Prado museum is open from 10 am to 7pm
Please contact your local supplier in order to set your preferred departure time
Prado Museum in Madrid
Concludes at the Prado Museum