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Madrid: Skip-the-Line Reina Sofía Museum Entrance Ticket

1. Madrid: Skip-the-Line Reina Sofía Museum Entrance Ticket

The museum represents an intersection of spaces, objects and times: a place where narratives are woven together and stories told, rendering every intersection meaningful as it leads off in one direction or another, turning it into an intense experience of discovery and knowledge. This is why everything that is exhibited, in all its strangeness, all its questions, has to actually touch the visitor’s everyday reality, bringing about a genuine learning experience. The Museo Reina Sofia’s presentation of its collection posits a multi-narrative journey, which adopts a definite standpoint and not only keeps the mystery inherent in art alive, but also strengthens resistance towards the single, fixed reading. Traditional genres coexist side by side with photography, film, sound and dance. With your full-day ticket, you will have access to more than 21,000 works currently on display in the main building.

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Madrid: Prado Museum Guided Tour

2. Madrid: Prado Museum Guided Tour

Meet your guide at the Goya Statue outside the Prado Museum and begin your guided tour of its vast collection.  See the work of a variety of great European artists such as Velázquez, El Greco, Goya, Tiziano, Rubens, and El Bosco. Discover some of the collections on display, which date from the Romanesque period to the 19th century. The museum contains more than 8,000 paintings, 9,000 drawings, 5,500 prints, and over 900 sculptures. See some of the 1,300 works currently on display in the main building. Learn about the history of European art, and the story behind some of the works on display.

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Madrid: Museum of Illusions Ticket

3. Madrid: Museum of Illusions Ticket

Discover the Museum of Illusions, Madrid, and explore a mysterious world of illusions. Once inside, encounter funny and amazing tricks which aim to teach you about vision, perception, and the human brain. Every illusion is designed to surprise you, showing you that sometimes things are not always as they first seem. Enjoy this experience with your parents, your partner, your grandparents, or friends. The museum is a unique place filled with incredible attractions, where madness and fun are guaranteed. Make sure your phone is fully charged, and take photos which will blow your friends' minds back home.

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From Madrid: Toledo and Segovia at Your Own Pace

4. From Madrid: Toledo and Segovia at Your Own Pace

The tour departs the busy city of Madrid and heads to the first stop of the day, the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Toledo. Armed with the tourist information pack provided by your guide, head to the square of Zocover in the heart of the city to start the tour of this fascinating location. Enjoy around 3.5 hours to explore Toledo and learn about its culturally rich legacy that has been influenced by the Arabs, Jews and Christians who lived here together for centuries. Visit the admirable Toledo Cathedral, the cultural labyrinth of the Jewish Quater, and the Alcázar of Toledo among other monuments. Wander through narrow streets and alley ways, palatial mansions, churches, mosques and synagogues. Head back to the bus and continue to Segovia, another UNESCO World Heritage listed city. Visit the Aqueduct of Segovia, a prodigy of Roman engineering and an icon that represents this beautiful city. From the Aqueduct, head into the medieval part of town and enjoy the stunning views from the Canaleja, then continue onto the Plaza Mayor and marvel at the spectacular Segovia Cathedral. Next, walk towards the Alcázar of Segovia which was once the fortified residence to the kings of Spain and boasts a magnificent architecture inspired by palaces.

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Madrid: The Spanish Inquisition Walking Tour

5. Madrid: The Spanish Inquisition Walking Tour

Explore one of the most mysterious and bloody institutions in European history on a walking tour of Madrid. Investigate the brutal period of the Spanish Inquisition and learn how it weighed over Spain like a curse. Hear how the ruthless founders oversaw the torture, repression and banishment of hundreds of innocent and terrified people, all In the name of religious orthodoxy. What began as an attempt to protect the sanctity of the Catholic church and the morality of the population swiftly became an oppressive regime that would leave a dark shadow over the history of Spain. Visit key areas of Madrid where the bloody tribunal took place, and hear the truth about the motives behind it and the people who ran it. Learn how more than 3,000 people were killed in 4 centuries during this troubling relic of Spain's cultural history. Listen in awe as your guide brings the streets and buildings to life. Visit an old and haunted jail from the Spanish Inquisition, and go to the site of a dramatic mass trial. Explore the origins and influences of the myth of the "Black Legend" and how it influenced the way the Spanish Inquisition was perceived abroad.

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Madrid: 2-Hour Private Prado Museum Tour

6. Madrid: 2-Hour Private Prado Museum Tour

The Prado Museum is considered one of the greatest art museums in the world, containing an enormous number of works. Together with your guide, you will tour these masterpieces, with explanations of each work provided to you by your experienced guide. You will span in detail this great collection of European western art, from the 12th to the 19th century. Besides works of the major artists like Hieronymus Bosch, Raphael, El Greco, Rubens, Roger Van der Weyden and Dürer, you will get to know everything of Spain's most famous painters; Goya and Velazquez. You will encounter "The Third of May 1808" which, complete in 1814, is about the execution by Napoleon's troops painted by Goya with great drama in which he contrasts the coldness of the soldiers in gray uniforms with the colorful anonymous citizens who are going to die. You will also discover the most famous work of Velazquez, "Las Meninas", which is a scene depicting a normal day in the Alcázar of Madrid with members of King Philip IV's family and Velazquez himself. "Las Meninas" has been the inspiration for later artists like Goya and Picasso.

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Madrid: Self-Guided Tour with Over 100 Sights

7. Madrid: Self-Guided Tour with Over 100 Sights

This is a new way for independent-minded travelers to discover the majesty and culture of Madrid, including its fashionable shopping streets and its artist treasures. This self-guided sightseeing method is a state-of-the-art application that uniquely combines public transportation and walking tours with high-quality audio narration, rich visuals, helpful text and offline navigable mapping to transform your smartphone into an intelligent assistant and reliable travel companion. Live the city at your own pace, while discovering more than any guide could ever tell you. You’ll learn about curiosities, culture, stories, and secrets, at over 100 points of interest, while listening to your local story tellers in a choice of six languages. You can navigate to personal drop-pins, and travel across the city while enjoying auto-play commentary on carefully mapped routes using buses, trams, or bicycles. You will even receive help seeking out the best photo-spots and free WiFi areas. Whether you follow the suggested itineraries, or simply explore at your own will, you’ll uncover Madrid’s glories in your own way and at your own pace, day or night.

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Madrid: Segovia and Ávila Highlights Guided Tour

8. Madrid: Segovia and Ávila Highlights Guided Tour

The tour departs the busy city of Madrid and heads to the first stop of the day the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Ávila. Armed with your tourist information pack provided by your escort guide, step back in time in this fascinating city. Immerse yourself in this medieval experience and discover the history, curiosities and legends of this mythical and mystical city, known as the birthplace of Santa Teresa - a proclaimed doctor of the Catholic Church. Wander along the incredible medieval wall and admire the city’s stunning cathedral, the romantic Basilica of St. Vicente, the small Market Square and the Baroque church of Santa Teresa among other places of interest. After your stroll around Ávila, head back to the bus and to the next destination of the day, Segovia, another UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. Learn about the Aqueduct of Segovia, a prodigy of Roman engineering and an icon that represents this beautiful city. From the Aqueduct, head into the medieval part of town and enjoy the stunning views from the Canaleja, then continue onto the Plaza Mayor and marvel at the spectacular Segovia Cathedral. Next, walk towards the Alcázar of Segovia which was once the fortified residence to the kings of Spain and boasts a magnificent architecture inspired by palaces.

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Madrid: Prado Museum Small Group Guided Tour

9. 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.

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Madrid: Historic & Modern Panoramic City Tour

10. Madrid: Historic & Modern Panoramic City Tour

Enjoy almost 2-hours in a vintage looking car as you explore the best of Madrid. See the landmarks of Austrian Madrid as well as Bourbon Madrid. Visit the business and shopping areas of this wonderful city, seeing both the old and modern parts of the city. Relax as you travel across the city in style and listen as your audio-guide tells you everything you need to know about Madrid.  The tour itinerary is as follows : Prado Museum Puerta de Alcalá El Retiro Park Plaza de Cibeles Plaza Colon ABC SERRANO Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Museo Lázaro Galdiano Barrio de Salamanca Museo Arqueológico Nacional Gran Via Plaza de España Templo Debod Palacio Real Catedral Almudena Real Basílica de San Francisco el Grande Plaza Mayor Teatro Real Plaza de las Cortes Paseo del Prado Plaza Mayor

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What people are saying about Madrid

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 724 reviews

José was a brilliant guide. Really transformed the experience of visiting the Prado, where, without a guide, there's a serious risk of being 'lost' in such a vast museum. He showed us the key paintings, gave really good insights and is also very amusing. A fun experience all round.

It was great not having to cue for Reina Sofia. We went straight through the door, they scanned our tickets and we were in. Reina Sofia itself is a great museum and the way they exhibit new and old pieces together was very inspiring.

Unique expressions of exceptional pieces are shared to understand the beauty of a change in physical point of view can tell a much different story of the artiste. BRAVO!

Our guide was amazing! It was a pleasure listening to him. Highly recommend Naturanda!

Very informative. Nice guide. Leisurely stroll through old part of city.