Prado Museum Madrid Guided Tour with Skip the Line Ticket

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Visit Museo Nacional del Prado, and marvel at the pieces along with the history, culture, tradition and significance that it depicts. Discover the masterpieces of J. Bosch, the table of the 7 deadly sins, the Hay Wain and more.

Highlights
  • Avoid the long lines at the Prado Museum with our Skip the Line Tickets
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes guided tour of Prado Museum
  • All day long valid ticket: keep exploring the Prado Museum as long as you want after the tour!

Description

See the building that today houses the Museo Nacional del Prado, designed by architect Juan de Villanueva in 1785. It was constructed to house the Natural History Cabinet, by orders of King Charles III. However, the building's final purpose - as the new Royal Museum of Paintings and Sculptures - was the decision of the monarch's grandson, King Ferdinand VII, encouraged by his wife Queen Maria Isabel de Braganza. The Museo Nacional del Prado, opened to the public for the first time in November 1819. The Museum's first catalogue, published in 1819, included 311 paintings, although at that time its collection comprised just over 1,510 pictures from the various Reales Sitios (Royal Residences).

The exceptionally important royal collection, which represents the foundation of the Museum's collection as we know it today, started to increase significantly in the 16th century during the time of Charles V and continued to thrive under the succeeding Habsburg and Bourbon Monarchs. It is down to them than nowadays we can contemplate in the Museum as greatest masterpieces as The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosh, The Nobleman with his hand on his Chest by El Greco, Las Meninas by Velázquez and The Family of Carlos IV by Goya.

The visit will take place in chronological order, starting with the exhibit hall where the masterpieces of J. Bosch (El Bosco) (1450-1516): The table of the 7 deadly sins, The Hay Wain, the temptations of San Antonio, the stone of madness and the Garden of Delights, to continue with the rooms devoted to the Greco (1540-1614): the gentleman's hand on his chest, the Trinity, Christ embraced the cross and the Annunciation. Velázquez (1599-1660): the worship, drunkards, equestrian portraits, the Forge of Vulcan, the Christ, the spinners, spears and las meninas, ending with Goya (1746-1828): the family of Carlos IV, pictures the shootings of May 2, pestles and black paintings.

Please note

  • Children 4 years old and below are free of charge.

  • Reservation is required and is subjected to confirmation.

  • Guests will have free time to stay at the Prado Museum after the guided tour.

  • The tour will end at the Prado Museum.

Includes

  • Admission

  • English-speaking guide
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Prado Museum Madrid Guided Tour with Skip the Line Ticket

Duration: 2 hour(s)
Available: Daily
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Inclusions: Admission / English-speaking guide

Very interesting tour with a great guide, the Prado museum is great, must visit and a great guide makes the visit unforgetable.

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Schedule

Starting time: 10:00 - 15:00 (Show more)
  • 09:45

    Check in at Madrid City Tour Information Center

  • 10:00

    Start of Tour

    Visit the museum in a chronological order. You will start at the exhibit hall where the masterpieces of J. Bosch (El Bosco) reside: The table of the 7 deadly sins, The Hay Wain, the temptations of San Antonio, the stone of madness and the Garden of Delights.

  • Continuation of the Tour

    Proceed to the rooms devoted to the Greco: the gentleman's hand on his chest, the Trinity, Christ embraced the cross and the Annunciation. Also see works of Velázquez including the worship, the Christ, spears and las meninas. Ending with Goya including pictures the shootings of May 2.

  • 11:30

    Tour Ends at Prado Museum

  • 14:45

    Check in at Madrid City Tour Information Center

  • 15:00

    Start of Tour

    Visit the museum in a chronological order. You will start at the exhibit hall where the masterpieces of J. Bosch (El Bosco) reside: The table of the 7 deadly sins, The Hay Wain, the temptations of San Antonio, the stone of madness and the Garden of Delights.

  • Continuation of the Tour

    Proceed to the rooms devoted to the Greco: the gentleman's hand on his chest, the Trinity, Christ embraced the cross and the Annunciation. Also see works of Velázquez including the worship, the Christ, spears and las meninas. Ending with Goya including pictures the shootings of May 2.

  • 16:30

    Tour Ends at Prado Museum

  • (For Check-In) Madrid City Tour Information Center (Madrid City Tour, Calle de Felipe IV, Madrid, Spain) Time: 09:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Prado Museum Time: 11:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Madrid City Tour Information Center (Madrid City Tour, Calle de Felipe IV, Madrid, Spain) Time: 09:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Prado Museum Time: 11:30:00

  • (For Check-In) Madrid City Tour Information Center (Madrid City Tour, Calle de Felipe IV, Madrid, Spain) Time: 14:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Prado Museum Time: 16:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Madrid City Tour Information Center (Madrid City Tour, Calle de Felipe IV, Madrid, Spain) Time: 14:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Prado Museum Time: 16:30:00

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Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Printed VELTRA voucher

Additional Note(s)
  • You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present upon check-in. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.

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Reviews

Very interesting tour with a great guide, the Prado museum is great, must visit and a great guide makes the visit unforgetable.

Gary

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IOANNIS

Fantastic tour but would have liked to have had the guide talking to us through a mic to a piece in our ears as we were a large gr...oup and the Prado was very busy. But our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting more

Celia

Provided a real insight into some of the Masterpieces especially the bits of the picture that you hadn't even noticed. Just ...a shame all the Masterpieces were not included. more

Venette

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 10:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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