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Madrid: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Tour

1. Madrid: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Tour

Explore Madrid in comfort and convenience on a hop-on hop-off double-decker bus. Discover Madrid's historic landmarks and its modern attractions in detail with a single ticket. Hop-on and hop-off the bus as many times as you wish and enjoy the city at your own pace. There are two routes available: Blue Route: Historical Madrid • Museo del Prado • Puerta de Alcalá • Barrio de Salamanca • Plaza de Colón • Plaza de Cibeles • Gran Via  • Plaza de España • Templo de Debod • Teatro Real • Palacio Real • Puerta de Toledo • San Francisco El Grande • Catedral Almudena • Plaza Mayor • Puerta del Sol • Círculo Bellas Artes • Museo Thyssen • Museo Reina Sofía  • Jardín Botánico Green Route: Modern Madrid • Plaza Neptuno • Plaza de Cibeles • Plaza de Colón • Museo Esculturas • Museo de Ciencias Naturales • Nuevos Ministerios • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium • C.S.I. Científicas • Museo Lázaro Galdiano • Serrano • Museo Arqueológico • Puerta de Alcalá • Alcalá • Puerta del Sol • Plaza de las Cortes Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Tour Hop-off at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium to take a tour of the iconic home of Real Madrid. Relive more than a hundred years of Real Madrid history as you explore the interactive museum and audiovisuals displays which tell the story of this footballing giant. Step into the press room, the dressing rooms, and walk along the Player’s Tunnel until you reach the pitch, where global superstars have showcased their skills for decades. Take an interactive journey aboard a replica of the official first team bus. See the wide collection of trophies that the club has accumulated over the years. Access the presidential box, the most exclusive area of the venue, and get an exclusive VIP perspective on the stadium which can hold more than 80,000 spectators. Enjoy an interactive experience which is suited to football fanatics and those with a passing interest alike.

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Madrid: 1.5-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

2. Madrid: 1.5-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide at the popular Prado Museum before setting off on a 1.5-hour sightseeing tour, which has been designed to showcase the very best of Madrid in a short space of time. Follow your guide through the bustling city, watching the locals go about their day in the busy capital. Pass by historical landmarks including Puerta del Sol and the Royal Palace, and learn about their fascinating history from your guide. You’ll also wander through narrow streets, bursting with authentic charm and tales of the city. Discover ancient stories and hidden treasures as you explore and see sights including Cervantes House and the Old City Hall. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of Madrid’s impressive history, as well as of the landmarks themselves.

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Madrid: Prado Museum Small Group Guided Tour

3. 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

4. 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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Madrid: Retiro Park and Literary Quarter by Bike

5. Madrid: Retiro Park and Literary Quarter by Bike

Escape the busy city streets of Madrid and enjoy a 2-hour electric bike tour of Retiro Park. Discover the green oasis of the city at the heart of its arts and museum district. Cycle through a green oasis in the heart of the city, and glide gracefully across the "Barrio de las Letras" (Literary Quarter). Learn more about some of Spain’s major literary figures, such as Cervantes and Lope de Vega. Continue to the Prado Museum via Calle de las Huertas. Admire the façade of this temple of Spanish art and pass through the Prado promenade, where you'll discover the art triangle. See one of the most beautiful churches in Madrid as you pass the San Jerónimo el Real Church. Once inside the park, discover a lovely pond, a crystal palace, and a monument to the “Fallen Angel”, one of the only sculptures of the Devil in Spain. As you depart the park, pass through the largest street in Madrid and see sights such as the Alcala Gate, Cibeles Palace and Puerta del Sol in the true heart of the city.

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Madrid: Royal Palace & Prado Museum Private Tour

6. Madrid: Royal Palace & Prado Museum Private Tour

Take a trip to one of the best-preserved palaces in Europe, enjoy a delicious lunch, and then tour one of the world's finest galleries in this inclusive experience. Start your day of culture at the Royal Palace, a symbol of the Spanish Monarchy from the Habsburg to the Bourbon dynasties. Take in its perfectly executed architectonic beauty as your guide explains its charm and decoration, and shows you the precious art held within. Next, take a gentle stroll through the historic city center towards the Literary Quarter. Stop for a delicious inclusive lunch of small and sharing plates, together with a drink of your choice. Then, head for your afternoon destination: the famous Prado Museum. Your expert, art historian guide will help you make the most of your visit to a place regarded as the pride of Spanish art.

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Prado, Reina Sofia & Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums Guided Tour

7. Prado, Reina Sofia & Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums Guided Tour

Enjoy the best of the permanent collections at the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza, and Reina Sofía museums in Madrid on a 5-hour guided tour. Start at the Prado Museum and admire paintings by Tiziano, Velázquez, Rubens, Goya, and others. Continue your tour at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, and see works by Impressionists such as Degas, Cezanne, Renoir, Van Gogh, and Gauguin. Take in the Pop Art and Dadaism collections, featuring works by Roy Lichtenstein and others. Finish at the Reina Sofía Museum. Admire Pablo Picasso’s Guernica and works by Salvador Dalí.

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Prado Museum: Skip-the-Line Tickets and Private Guided Tour

8. Prado Museum: Skip-the-Line Tickets and Private Guided Tour

Along the famous Paseo Del Prado that you will find one of the largest art galleries in the world: the Prado Museum. The Prado houses the best collection of Spanish paintings, the most important works of Flemish and Italian painters and notable works from German, French, and English artists. Let yourself be guided through this former headquarters of the Napoleonic cavalry that has become a museum. You can admire Les Ménines de Velázquez, Les fusillades du 3 Mai de Goya or the Mona Lisa du Prado, made at the same time as the Mona Lisa of the Louvre by a disciple of Leonardo da Vinci. The museum also offers temporary exhibitions, a private and exclusive visit, enlightened by the expertise of our guides. Your guided tour will start at the meeting point, once the tickets are in hand your guide will take you to visit one of the most beautiful collections of works of art in Europe. While the museum was originally created to house paintings and sculptures, it also displays important collections of drawings, engravings, coins, and medals, as well as sumptuary and decorative art pieces. As you explore do not hesitate to stop your guide and ask them to spend more time admiring and learning about different works.

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Madrid: Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

9. Madrid: Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

Discover 10 of the best sites in Madrid on this self-guided tour. Walk around this enchanting city, enjoy solving riddles and follow the clues throughout this scavenger hunt. Use the maps through the mobile app to navigate your way around the city. Start your adventure by downloading the app onto your phone. In a matter of minutes, you're ready to begin. Enjoy a fun day out exploring Madrid, known for its historical buildings, food markets, and royals. Follow the maps to find your way to all the top attractions. Be ready to solve riddle's at each attraction and unlock the next location you visit. Work as a team and use logic, imagination, observation, and problem solving to make your way around the historical city. Along the way, you can stop for a coffee, tapas, or a break at any time, if you like.  Immerse yourself in Madrid on this unique tour. This adventure will take you through the heart of Madrid and let you see how it has changed over time, while also having the time of your life.

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Madrid: Prado Museum Skip-the-Line Tickets and Private Tour

10. Madrid: Prado Museum Skip-the-Line Tickets and Private Tour

Meet your guide at the arranged meeting point then begin your visit to the Prado National Museum, regarded as one of the finest art galleries in the world. Avoid the crowds and long waiting times as you enjoy skip-the-line entry, meaning more time to discover the museum's wonders. Inside, follow your expert guide on private tour of the museum and listen to fascinating information about a selection of the masterpieces on display. The museum houses the largest collection of Spanish paintings in the world, ranging from Romanesque artworks to pieces from the 19th century. The museum’s vast quantity of paintings allows you to retrace the entire career of the most importance Spanish artists, and showcases the distinctive evolution of their techniques over time. Highlights of the museum include more than 50 pieces by Velázquez, including the enigmatic “Las Meninas” and “The Spinners.” You can also find over 100 works from Francisco Goya, such as the famous royal portrait “Charles IV of Spain and His Family”, the paired paintings “La Maja Desnuda” and “La Maja Vestida”, as well as the renowned “Saturn Devouring His Son.”

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What people are saying about Museo del Prado

Wonderful time cycling thru Madrid. I learned so much about the city and the country. Well worth the time and effort. Our guide was absolutely amazing. We finished at a fantastic market with fresh local tapas ant sangria. The tortilla was devine. A great value. A must!!

We really enjoyed our guided tour. Thank you Bruno for such a great experience. Definitely recommend it if your in Madrid.

Excellent tour with an amazing guide. Would recommend 1.5 he tour to see all the best places in Madrid

we got the 8pm tour . it was great seeing Madrid at night with all the lighting.

Very nice. The tour guide, Agustín, very nice and friendly