Guided tour

Madrid: Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: IBE TOURS

Madrid: Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: IBE TOURS
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From US$ 38.64 per person

Skip the long lines to the Prado Museum and see masterpieces of art by Rubens, Titian, Velázquez and others on a guided tour of the main art museum in Madrid.

About this activity

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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Prado Museum
  • See masterpieces of art by Titian, Velázquez and El Greco
  • Admire the architectural details of the building, built during the reign of Charles III
  • Enjoy a tapas tasting in one of the most important bar in Madrid (if you select this option)
Full description

Discover masterpieces of art on a skip-the-line guided tour of the Prado Museum and explore the galleries of Spain's national art museum, located in the museum district of central Madrid. Widely considered to have one of the world's finest collections of European art from the 12th to the early 20th century, the Prado Museum also boasts the single best collection of Spanish art in the world.

Founded as a museum of paintings and sculptures in 1819, it was enlarged by the addition of short pavilions at the rear of the magnificent building between 1900 and 1960. See masterpieces by Francisco Goya, Hieronymus Bosch and Peter Paul Rubens, along with acclaimed paintings by El Greco, Titian and Diego Velázquez. Journey through the story of Spanish and European art through the centuries and get expert explanations along the way. If you select the tapas tasting option, following the tour of Prado Museum, you will then walk through the city to one of the most important bars in Madrid where you will have the opportunity to taste several tapas of Spanish food.

Spain is internationally renowned for its gastronomy and is proud of its rich culture and culinary history. Discover the traditional tapas of Spain and experience the food culture of Madrid like a local. Here your tour will finish, leaving you with the opportunity to walk through the center of Madrid.

Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Prado Museum
  • Certified guide
  • Tapas tasting in one of the most important bars in Madrid (if option selected)
  • Optional gratuities
  • Extra food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Know before you go

  • Please check which option you select as the inclusions are different depending on the option
  • If you have selected the option with tapas tasting, you will have to go to Casa Ciriaco on your own: Calle Mayor 84 (40.415310, -3.712317). You can do the tapas tasting until 3:30pm.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 442 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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Despite not being very clear to us where to meet or how to recognize the guide, we managed to find the group & enjoyed the guide’s David’s knowledge of the Prado Museum. He sometimes spent too much time on explaining the unnecessary details of each painting/sculpture. We were disappointed that he didn’t find it important to show us “La maja vestida” and “La maja desnuda” by Francisco Goya, which are, by far, his most famous pieces. All in all, an ok experience if you don’t have enough time, but still want to get into the museum as fast as possible and catch a glimpse of SOME of the artwork.

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June 27, 2022

our Guide was Patricia, a high school history teacher. Her students are super lucky to have her. she is the best guide we have had on many trips. Her knowledge of history is amazing. Not only was the tour highly informative, she also made it interesting and you feel as if you lived it yourself thru the past decades. Thank you Patricia for making this the perfect experience!!!

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June 13, 2022

I am a student so I can get in free, but I chose to have a guide which I am happy I did. I really enjoyed my guide and I liked the unique facts I would not have known by myself. Only downside was it was quite loud so there were moments it was hard to hear the information and I wished there was a moment for questions. Overall worth the expense.

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May 14, 2022

Product ID: 131916