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Prado Museum (Museo del Prado) Tours

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Prado Museum (Museo del Prado)
The Prado Museum (Museo del Prado) houses one of the finest art collections in the world, specializing in European art from the 12th to 19th centuries. Thousands of European paintings, sculptures, and other works of art are on display throughout its halls, and they represent merely a fraction of the total collection. Highlights include works by Francisco Goya, Diego Velázquez, and El Greco. Perhaps the most famous paintings are “Las Meninas” (The Maids of Honor), an inventive self-portrait by Velázquez, and The Garden of Earthly Delights, a triptych from Hieronymus Bosch.

The Basics
The Prado is to Madrid what the Louvre is to Paris, and that means just about every visitor to the Spanish capital makes a stop here. Travelers have plenty of buy-ahead options for touring the collection—everything from a basic entrance ticket or skip-the-line access to a private guided tour. Choose a standard admission ticket or a city attraction pass that also offers entrance to Almudena Cathedral, the Fine Arts Circle (Círculo de Bellas Artes), the Madrid cable car (Teleférico), and the Barcelona Wax Museum (Museu de Cera). The museum is often included as a stop on guided city sightseeing tours. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • This museum is a must-see for art lovers.
  • The museum offers a free locker and cloakroom at all entrances.
  • Nearly the entire museum, with the exception of areas in the Villanueva building, is wheelchair accessible.
  • If you’re looking for later works of art, Madrid's Reina Sofia Museum features a post-19th century art collection.

How to Get to the Prado Museum
Travelers visiting the Prado Museum independently can get there by taking the Madrid metro to Banco de España (Red Line 2) or Atocha (Light Blue Line 1). The latter is about a 10-minute walk from the museum entrance.

When to Get There
As one of Madrid’s most popular attractions, the Prado Museum often has long ticket lines, especially on summer weekends. Lines are much shorter or nonexistent in winter. To beat the crowds, especially during the peak summer season, buy a skip-the-line ticket. You can also plan to arrive a few minutes before the ticket office opens or in the late afternoon when most crowds have departed and Spaniards are enjoying their afternoon siesta.

A Short History of the Prado
In 1785 King Carlos III commissioned the Prado as a natural science museum to accompany the neighboring botanical gardens. When it opened in 1819, however, its purpose had shifted to displaying an extensive art collection gathered by Spanish royals.


Address: Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23, Madrid 28014, Spain
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am - 8pm, Sun and holidays: 10am - 7pm, closed Jan 1, May 1, December 25
Admission: Adults: €15, free for students ages 18-25 and children under 18
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Tour to the Prado Museum in Italian | Maximum 6 people | Without standing in line

The Prado Museum is a national treasure and one of the most admired art galleries in the world. For years it has been the royal collection and still retains its magnificence. We will take a walk practically throughout the History of Art, from the Renaissance to romanticism, from Bosco to Goya, passing through one of the master works of all times: Las meninas.This would already be a great tour, the Museum itself is sublime: But we only do it in Italian ... And only for 6 people at the same time.For us too quality is important, ergo, we hope to live up to it.Quality is important to us too, so let's wait to be up to it.If you are more than 6, write to hello@thaguidesyouneed.com;)
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Skip the line with us, and meet Velázquez, Goya, El Greco, Rubens or El Bosco among hermaphrodite sculptures, bearded women, kings, queens, princes, princesses… and their lovers. We take you through the most valuable treasures of this great museum, in a tour where we will also show you the symbolism and LGBT history that lies behind the artworks of the Prado Museum. Discover new nuances about the artworks and get more out of your visit to the museum with us.
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The Prado Museum is one of the best museums in the world, probably the best art gallery. In our tour, we will see the best works, doing a review of the History of Art.However, the best part of the tour is that we only form groups of, at most, 6 people. In this way, the tour is practically personalized. And it is that, you see, we like our work so much that we do it badly.And, if you are more than 6, send an email to hello@theguidesyouneed.com;)
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