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Our guide was lovely and did everything she could to make our experience one to remember. The Prado Cafe is excellent too.
Excellent art historian took us around the museum in a very small group it was great
This was a great value. My husband and I are not all that into art, so in addition to skipping the line, our guide made of time here very worthwhile. The museum is, of course, amazing, but we would not have appreciated what it has to offer without the guide.
The tour was excellent. Actually was a 4.5 not a 5 as above but it doesn't let you change the rating once entered. Guide was knowledgeable and English was good. Only concern was he kept losing people on the tour along the way; would suggest that guides need to count their group each time they move on to a new location in the Alhambra and make sure everyone in the group is with them before they move on. Also, there seemed to be a lot of problems with the headset, even before we started the tour so it made us get started late. Will continue to be a Viator customer and have recommended to others.
Once we located our tour guide. We immediately went inside the museum. Our guide was very knowledgable of a lot of the art work and stories of famous artist. No photos are allowed inside the Prado. But plenty to photograph on the outside. Once our guide was finished with her guided part. We still had plenty of time to see all other art works. This is a must see for all art lovers.
I really enjoyed the tour of the Prado Museum. There´s a separate entrance for the skip the line, which is great, as there was a pretty long queue at the main entrance! The guide was really entertaining, he really knew what he was talking about and he told us lots of stories and anectodes. The guided visit lasts 1.5hrs, but I enjoyed it so much it felt more like 30 minutes! We could stay at the end of the tour as well to continue visiting the museum on our own, as the museum is massive.
We enjoyed this tour very much and found our tour guide very informative. We were a bit concerned at the start as the tour guide didn't show but after a phone call we all managed to meet. We were very pleased we did this tour as the tour guides knowledge of the different paintings put a broader light on our appreciation of the fantastic art works.
The Prado is awesome and gets 5 stars. Our tour guide barely spoke English, and poor thing, she was disabled and walked with a cane, which was totally not her fault, but our tour, as a result, was extremely slow! I am so surprised this was our guide. I am really being generous with the 3 stars; her English was very limited. I would have understood Spanish much better, as I am bilingual, but my husband is not. We ended up parting ways early so that we could cover more ground. The Prado is too great to not see as much as possible.
English speaking guide didn't speak English too well, but she tried and was nice. We were a little rushed, but good tour.
OK-- this tour is for someone who wants to say "I've been to the Prado" but not spend in depth time there. We knew this in advance so i wasn't surprised. My husband was ready to leave once the tour was done. I was able to convince him to stay another hour and explore on our own. We only saw the "tip of the iceberg". Should have planned to spend more time on our own there.PS there was NO line in September to "skip[" and we could have bought tickets and did it on our own for much less. Im sure thats NOT the case in the busy summer months!
Very much worth it just to skip the line. We had to wait for another couple to show up, so I felt it cut into our time a bit, but the guide was very prepared and took us immediately to the major works. She gave us good information and background on the artists and their work, but left us after about an hour. We ended up spending another 2 hours by ourselves.
The guide gave us, only two members of the group who appeared on the footsteps of the Pardo Museum, a well planned guided tour of the museum, although concentrating only on three major Spanish painters, but for 1 and a half I would not expect more.
Found it really difficult to hear the tour guide as there where no headsets.
Don't bother with the tour - there wasn't really any queues to skip so just hire the audio tour headset.