Make your own way to Madrid’s Prado Museum, and look out for your guide next to the Velazquez Statue. At 9:45am, you’ll start your experience with a 2-hour tour of the Prado Museum. Peruse its collections of European art that span periods from the 12th to 20th centuries, and listen to your guide’s commentary to learn about the Spanish Royal Collection.
After the Prado, you’ll continue to the nearby Reina Sofia Museum for a 1.5-hour tour. Here, you’ll encounter works by prominent Spanish artists from the 20th century such as Salvador Dalí and Pablo Picasso. Discover Impressionist and Expressionist masterpieces and gaze at both American and European contemporary paintings.
Take a break for lunch at your own expense, then meet your guide at 3:15pm by the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum — a gallery that fills in the history left by the previous two museums. Check out Renaissance treasures and the cultural phenomenon of Pop art, and see countless portraits and landscape paintings. Your Golden Triangle art tour then ends around 5pm.