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Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid

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    What to Expect
    Skip the long lines and get right inside the Prado, Madrid’s most famous art museum, during this 90-minute guided tour covering its top highlights. This insider’s discovery of this top-notch cultural institution, limited to just 20 guests per group, is sure to give you a new perspective on Spain’s incredible art history.

    Start your visit at 3pm outside the Prado, where you’ll meet your guide for the day and receive your priority-access admission to the museum, allowing you to jump right past the crowds and head straight inside. 

    This incredible art museum is one of Spain’s, and Europe’s, finest, covering more than 9,000 paintings plus numerous sculptures, drawings and prints. Learn about the museum’s founding as you wander with your guide. Originally devised by King Charles III in the 18th century, the collections housed in this neo-classical building soon outgrew the space available, resulting two-further expansions.

    Follow your guide as you visit some of the museum’s top pieces in chronological order, beginning with a look at the work of Hieronymus Bosch including his The Garden of Earthly Delights and The Seven Deadly Sins. Proceed next on an exploration of the works of Spanish renaissance artist El Greco, whose output includes sculpture, architecture and painting. Learn about his unique style as evidenced in his work The Annunciation. Continue to view Las Meninas by Velazquez, considered by many to be one of the most iconic artworks in Western history. End your art tour with a look at The Family of Carlos IV by Francisco Goya, a work that includes an image of the artist himself — an unexpected decision at the time it was painted in the 19th century.

    End your Prado visit inside the museum, where you can continue your exploration at your leisure.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Calle de Felipe IV, 28014 Madrid, Spain
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Museo Nacional del Prado, Calle de Ruiz de Alarcon, 23, 28014 Madrid, Spain
    • English/Spanish Official guide.
    • Entrance and guided tour to Prado Museum. The ticket is valid for 1 day, until closing time.
    • Individual radioguided system
    • Monolingual guided tour (from April to October); Bilingual guided tour (from November to March).
    • Entry/Admission - Prado National Museum
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    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
    • Operated by a bilingual guide in Spanish and English
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot
    • Prado Museum visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Museum Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • It is possible that some of the paintings that are in our program were not available, despite belonging to the permanent collections of the three museums, because it was assigned for some exhibition, in this case, would be replaced by another painting with a similar artistic value.
    • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    It was a good tour. the art work and everything in it was amazing. I am not super artsy so it didn't BLOW me away but it was good. I think a tour is great to learn things so that's why I did a tour. My grandma fell on the trip and lost her cane.. they wouldn't give her a wheel
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    Since we had done a skip the line tour before in Sevilla- we knew to find the meeting place prior to tour! It’s at the kiosk on street above the Prado entrance- look for Tour the City double decker buses! German was our guide- and while he spoke English- he has a very heavy
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    Response from Alex B, Director General at Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Dear GoodXTC, Thank you for reviewing our Museo del Prado tour. I am sad to see you did not enjoy the tour, since it is designed for our customers to be able to know the most recognized works of the museum. Moreover, our guides always inform the customers they have the option to stay in the museum as long as they wish for them to be able to have a deeper look in everything they are interested in. Best regards, Alex B.
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    Group was too big and guide just did not have a passion for the topic. She never even told us her name. We wanted a shorter overview, but we feel we got nothing others then actual entry to the museum. We have had others museum tours that were much better.
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    Response from Alex B, Director General at Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear Oksana B, I truly regret the tour was not up to your expectations, although I must say that customers have the option to stay in the museum as long as they wish after the visit for them to have a complete overview and be able to explore the pieces they are interested in the most. Best regards, Alex B.
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    Saved us queuing for ages. The queue for tickets was very long and we were able to us walk in. We had to go through security of course but were able to enjoy the art for a longer time.
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    Great experience with short overview on history and artists. Competent and friendly guide. Strongly recommended for visitors with limited time.
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 1h 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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