Paseo del Prado
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  • Madrid City Tour (Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour)

    1. Madrid City Tour (Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour)

    Take some time getting to know Madrid while riding through the city aboard an open-top double-decker bus. With one ticket, you will be able to hop on and off the bus all day along the route of your choice, or change to another, admiring the architectural and cultural magnificence of Madrid. Commentary is available via a headphones audio system in 14 different languages (Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Catalonian, Euskera, and Galician). Route 1 • Museo del Prado • Puerta de Alcalá • Barrio de Salamanca • Plaza de Colón • Plaza de Cibeles • Gran Vía, 14 • Gran Vía, 30 • Gran Vía, 54 • Plaza de España • Princesa esq. Alberto Aguilera • Plaza de la Moncloa • Teleférico • Templo de Debod • Puerta de San Vicente • Puente de Segovia • Puento de Toledo • Teatro Real • Palacio Real • Puerta de Toledo • San Franc...

    You can travel around the city, see the sights and get on and off as many times you want too.

  • Madrid: “Money Heist” and Retiro Park 3-Hour Walking Tour

    2. Madrid: “Money Heist” and Retiro Park 3-Hour Walking Tour

    Meet your local guide at Cines Callao where the tour begins. From there, set off on a walking tour through the bustling streets of Madrid and admire the city’s impressive buildings and famous fountains. Listen to stories of Madrid’s history as you take in the sights, including the Monument to Alfonso XII, Plaza de Cibeles, and the Bank of Spain. Later, walk along the iconic Prado Boulevard and through Retiro Park, considered one of Europe’s most beloved treasures. Along the way, discover hidden secrets behind the hit TV series “Money Heist” and visit the places it was filmed. By the end of the tour you’ll have seen Madrid through the eyes of a local, passed by famous landmarks and buildings, and learned about the city’s remarkable history.

    Sharon was a magnificent guide. He was so knowledgeable of Spanish history, and he really blended it nicely with information about the making of Money Heist.

  • Prado Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

    3. Prado Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

    If you want your visit be complete in Madrid, you cannot miss seeing some of the world’s great masterpieces located in this museum. 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. Journey through the story of Spanish and European art through the centuries and get expert explanations along the way. The collection hosts thousands of drawings, paintings, prints, and sculptures to be discovered by the visitors. Don't miss the most important ones - the visit will be focused on Durero, Fra Angélico, El Bosco, Tizziano, Tintoretto, El Greco, Velázquez, Rubens, and Goya.

    Loved the experience with the tour guide. The interesting part is that the guid knew how to explain the painting from different angles in order to understand the painting techniques. I highly recommend it.

  • Madrid: Prado Museum and El Retiro Park Guided Tour

    4. Madrid: Prado Museum and El Retiro Park Guided Tour

    See El Retiro's most famous sites including the Crystal Palace, the Philip IV Gate, as well as places that are not listed in guidebooks. El Retiro has more than 19,000 trees of 167 different species, a lake, and a variety of different sculptures, important buildings, and gardens that make the park one of the main attractions in Madrid. Along the way, you'll gain valuable insights from your knowledgeable guide. Then, walk with your guide along the Paseo del Prado until you reach the Prado Museum, which is the main Spanish national art museum. El Prado is widely considered to have one of the world's finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 20th century. It's based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, the single best collection of Spanish art in the world. Founded as a museum of painting and sculpture in 1819, it also contains important collections o...

  • Madrid 3-Hour Bike Tour in English

    5. Madrid 3-Hour Bike Tour in English

    Discover the monuments and people of Madrid on an intimate cycling tour and see places not accessible to other modes of transport. Whether travelling alone or with friends, the 3-hour bike tour is the perfect way to spend your time in the city. You will be in the company of a knowledgeable English-speaking monitor, who will provide useful tips and advice about what to do and see while in Madrid. Pedal through Plaza Mayor, the Paseo del Prado, home of the legendary Prado Museum, and the Palacio Real (Royal Palace), official residence of the Spanish monarchy. See the Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, and ride through the city’s landmark Parque del Retiro. You will stop en route at various points of interest, to hear the fascinating history and stories of Madrid’s people and places. Get to know all the must-see attractions of the Spanish capital, and discover spots away from the typica...

    Our guide Job was excellent and Madrid is a beautiful city with good streets. However, the route took us onto a number of large thorough fares with heavy auto traffic and this was a bit stressful.

  • Madrid Walking Tour and Prado Museum Skip the Line Ticket

    6. Madrid Walking Tour and Prado Museum Skip the Line Ticket

    Immerse yourself in the history and culture of this majestic city. Walk through the medieval streets and the majestic squares of the Old Town accompanied by your friendly local guide. The tour begins at Debód Temple and heads to Puerta del Sol square. Along the way, see the Royal Palace of Madrid, the Plaza de Oriente, the outside of Sabatini's Gardens, the Almudena Cathedral, the Plaza de la Villa, the core of Medieval Madrid and the winding streets around it, San Miguel Square and the famous market, Arco de Cuchilleros, and Plaza Mayor.  Then, you have the chance to visit one of the most important galleries in the city, the Prado Museum. The Magnificent 18th-century building holds masterpieces by Spanish masters including Velazquez, Goya, El Greco, Ribera, and Murillo. It also displays works by important foreign painters including Raphael, Rubens, Bosch, and Titian.

    Macarena is an excellent guide. We had a bespoke tour with her and enjoyed every minute.

  • Madrid Walking Tour and Skip-the-Line Prado Museum

    7. Madrid Walking Tour and Skip-the-Line Prado Museum

    Discover the most significant buildings from the Renaissance and Baroque period on a walking tour of Madrid. Learn more about the Habsburg rulers who made the city the capital of Spain and led to its rapid growth following the reign of Philip II. Stop at one of the most emblematic cafés for refreshments, and then skip the long lines to the Prado Museum. Journey through the history of art in chronological order, starting with masterpieces by Hieronymus Bosch, such as his triptych oil painting, "The Garden of Earthly Delights." Continue to rooms devoted to the Renaissance painter, El Greco, and then discover stunning works of art by Velázquez and Goya.

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What people are saying about Paseo del Prado

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based on 278 reviews

Loved the experience with the tour guide. The interesting part is that the guid knew how to explain the painting from different angles in order to understand the painting techniques. I highly recommend it.

Sharon was a magnificent guide. He was so knowledgeable of Spanish history, and he really blended it nicely with information about the making of Money Heist.

Great tour, Manuel was an amazing guide! We had a lot of fun discovering the locations of Money Heist and learned a lot about Madrid in the meantime.

You can travel around the city, see the sights and get on and off as many times you want too.

Guide was very kind and informative Car transportation was very convenient