Paseo del Prado
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Our most recommended Paseo del Prado Walking Tours

  • Madrid: Reina Sofia Museum Private Tour with Skip-the-Line

    1. Madrid: Reina Sofia Museum Private Tour with Skip-the-Line

    Approach the contemporary art collection at the Queen Sofia Museum in a personalized and insightful manner. Your local guide has specialized in art history and will accompany you to the museum and give a short introduction to the tour and the city of Madrid.  Once at the museum, enjoy avoiding the queue and enter directly. Explore museum artworks, architecture, and history of the Spanish National Art Collection beginning in 1881, which is the year Picasso was born. During your tour of the Queen Sofia Museum, your knowledgeable guide will introduce you to the works of some of Spain’s most influential painters including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, and Salvador Dali, along with international artists. Your guide will teach you about the dictatorship regime and help you understand the effect that it had on the artistic expression of these Spanish artists, particularly during the Second Republi...

    Our guide was great. The collection at the museum is exactly what we wanted to see. Picasso, Dali, Miro, Man Ray, etc.

  • 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 Walking Tour and Prado Museum Skip the Line Ticket

    5. 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

    6. 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

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 97 reviews

The guided tour was a great experience. The tour guide brought us right away to the most interesting paintings and her knowledge was extraordinary. And she also explained to us how to enjoy the outstanding Prado museum in the most efficient way.

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.

Our guide was great. The collection at the museum is exactly what we wanted to see. Picasso, Dali, Miro, Man Ray, etc.