Guided tour

Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour

Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour

From US$ 43.11 per person

Explore the masterpieces of Madrid’s Prado Museum on a 1.5-hour guided tour and learn about works of art by Bosch, Velázquez, Goya and Greco. Skip the long lines for priority entrance, and admire the interior of the Prado's 18th-century building.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Tour the galleries of the Prado Museum with an art-enthusiast guide
  • Skip the lines and get priority entrance to the Prado Museum
  • See masterpieces by Velázquez, Goya, Greco
  • See The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch
  • Admire Juan de Villanueva 18th-century building and city icon
Full description

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.

  • English- or Spanish-speaking official guide
  • Entrance and guided tour of Prado Museum
  • Individual radio-guided system
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Tour departs from Madrid City Tour Information point at Calle Felipe IV, next to the Prado Museum. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour departs, and present your printed voucher upon arrival.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Cameras

Know before you go

  • Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions
  • It is possible that some of the paintings mentioned in the description are not available for viewing, despite belonging to the permanent collections of the museum
  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 154 reviews

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Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable as she took a group of 15+ through the Prado. She presented the information in an organized and clear manner. My only complaint is that the tour was conducted in English and Spanish, with the English speakers being quite in the minority. About eighty percent of every explanation of a work was in Spanish followed by a brief summary in English that did not include nearly the detail that the Spanish speakers heard. My companions checked out completely. Our guide tried hard but the format is not ideal.I won’t do another bi-lingual tour.

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October 21, 2021

Throughly enjoyable

We booked the tour fairly last minute, and weren’t sure what to expect. But within a few moments of meeting our guide, we knew we were in for a treat. She had a wonderful personality, and it was clear she had a passion for art - this was more than just a job for her. It was obvious she had carefully selected highlights that gave us a good understanding of the major artists within the museum, as well as the context and evolution of the art over time.

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July 10, 2019

Well worth it!

We went with two teenagers and so glad we did this. It was just the right amount of time (an hour and a half but it finished about 10 minutes early which was perfect). I wish I got our guide’s name but she was very thorough, moved fast and kept our kids’ attention. Money well spent.

June 11, 2018

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