Skip the Line: Prado Museum Express Ticket and Tour in Madrid Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain 90 minutes Electronic Voucher

Explore Madrid’s Prado Museum with an art expert guide after skipping the long entrance lines with your priority-access ticket! As Spain’s national museum, the Prado’s collection is staggering in size and a visit here on your own can be overwhelming. Let your guide show off its highlights, like Diego Velazquez’s ‘Las Meninas’ and El Greco’s ‘The Annunciation,’ while learning little-known facts about the masterpieces’ histories. This tour operates with a maximum of 20 people, ensuring you’ll enjoy a small-group experience your expert guide

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Highlights

- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Skip the line


What will you find?

Meet your guide outside Madrid’s Prado Museum and head straight inside with your priority-access entrance ticket. As Spain’s national art museum, the incredible gallery contains more than 9,000 paintings, without even mentioning its collections of sculptures, prints and drawings. Its size and complexity means a visit can be overwhelming, so let your guide introduce you to its highlights on your 1.5-hour tour.

Learn about the museum’s history as you walk around admiring the artwork. Housed in a Neo-Classical complex, the building’s architecture is as fascinating to hear about as the works inside it. Having started out as the idea of King Charles III in the late 18th century, the original building soon outgrew itself, and so two further annexes were added to hold the ever-growing amount of European artwork.

Explore the works in chronological order, starting with the Bosch exhibition to see masterpieces like The Seven Deadly Sins and The Garden of Earthly Delights, and then continue through to rooms devoted to Greco – a much-celebrated Spanish Renaissance painter, sculptor and architect. Hear about his stylistic traits, evident in his oil canvas painting The Annunciation, and then visit one of the most influential pieces of artwork in Western history – Velazquez’s Las Meninas. Finish with a look at some of Goya’s works like The Family of Carlos IV -- a painting that features the artist himself – rare for an early 19th-century painting.

Your tour finishes inside the museum, and you can continue exploring independently if you wish.


Additional Info

- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- This tour operates with a maximum of 20 people
- On rare occasions, Prado Museum may be closed with little notice due to private functions taking place; impacted bookings will be offered an alternative date to visit or a full refund


Voucher Info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


What's included

- Skip-the-line entrance ticket

- Professional guide


What's excluded

- Hotel pickup and drop-off

- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)


Departure Time

3pm


Departure Point

Central Madrid, near Prado Museum


Duration

90 minutes


Return Details

Concludes at Prado Museum


Operates

April to October: DailyNovember to March: Sundays


Reviews & Ratings



  1. Going to an art museum like the Prado, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the quantity of work. Having a guide who is going to point out approximately 25 works that are the "highlights" of the massive collection and then having time to wander through the museum at your leisure is really the way to go.
  2. Again if you come to madrid you have to visit prado and there was only 2 of us on the tour with a very knowledgeable guide
  3. Our tour of the Prado was a wonderful experience. The tour focused El Greco, Goya, and Velasquez. Our tour guide was very knowledgable about Spanish art history. She engaged the group with insightful questions and encouraged group participation and interpretation.
  4. My 3 traveling companions and I enjoyed our Skip the Line Tour of The Prado in Madrid very much. The guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out many interesting things about the paintings we saw. He kept the group together and was attentive to those who needed help. After the guided tour we stayed to see other areas of the museum not on the guided tour.
  5. Another great tour from Viator! It started on time, covered a lot of material and our excellent guide really knew her stuff and conveyed it with passion.
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Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.

Tour code: 2140PRADO

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