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The Prado Museum is one of Madrid’s top cultural attractions and draws crowds that pay testament to its popularity. This 4-hour Viator VIP tour, available nowhere else, allows you to enter the museum before it officially opens to the public. Admire art in the absence of crowds and admire highlights by the likes of El Greco, Bosch, and Velazquez with your guide. Also on this Viator Exclusive tour, you’ll visit Reina Sofia, home to masterpieces by Picasso and Dali. Upgrade to a private or small-group tour and enjoy a full hour in the Prado Museum before public opening.
Depending on the option selected at booking, greet your guide outside of the Prado Museum 10 minutes in advance of your 9am or 9:45am entry time. If you have opted to take a private tour, your itinerary can be customized according to your artistic interests. With your early-access pass in hand, you’ll enter the museum and relish relative solitude and peace in which to admire the art.
Your guide takes you to the museum’s highlights, all the while delivering commentary that contextualizes the art and allows you to appreciate minute details. Marvel at masterworks such as The Annunciation by El Greco, Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights, and Las Meninas by Velazquez, noticing their refined composition and style.
Then, proceed to the Reina Sofia Museum, dedicated to Spanish art of the 20th century. Surreal scenes and cubist masterpieces by luminaries such as Dali, Picasso, and Miro abound here. Learn about each artist’s life and the mediums they use to convey meaning before bidding your guide farewell at the Reina Sofia Museum.
Not an art expert or even that interested but felt that we should visit these famous museums. Our guide, Minerva, was excellent and had so much knowledge. She took us to see 10 paintings in the Prado and explained the features and stories behind them all. We did the same at Reina Sofia finishing with seeing the painting of Guernica. You had the chance to go back to both museums but for non experts as we were the time spent was in each one was enough for me. Thoroughly enjoyed what we did see.
We are two couples who already have a lot of experience of visiting galleries and in particular two of us have great understanding of art and artists. However, the insight that Khan brought to our visit and the knowledge with which he addressed our questions was outstanding. The pace of the tour was excellent, well focussed clear and included sufficient detail to move us forward in our understanding eg we went on to visit the Sorolla museum having seen an example of his work. His approach was friendly and accessible. We would thoroughly recommend this tour.
Khan is an outstanding tour guide and I would highly recommend this tour. He made the Prado so much more interesting than it would have been on our own. Highly recommended!
Highly recommend !
Guide was Paolo. She was excellent
We had a terrific guide who was highly knowledgeable about art history and the key artists displayed. Beat the crowds and group tours by entering the Prado early.
Sathyanarayan Kumar India
We were very impressed with our Amigo Tour guide Irene. We really appreciated the depth of her knowledge in Art - both traditional and modern. We normally do not understand Modern Art so much but she made it really very informative at the Reina Sofia that we could understand the meaning and nuances of the paintings and were able to appreciate the same. This is exactly the reason why we take the tours rather than just walk through the museum which will be totally worthless without these inputs from the guides. So thank you Irene , thank you Amigo and Viator !!
The early access tour was wonderful. Our guide conducted the tour in English and was outstanding in his knowledge an expertise of the art, the culture and most important the context in history. seamless. His tour was informative, funny and totally enjoyable. All questions asked were addressed in both languages one of the members also spoke Spanish and he never skipped a beat. I would definitely book again with Viator and the local company Amigo Tours. Thank you for a wonderful time.
Highly recommended! I prefer going to museums with a guide because I feel like I can appreciate the art better when I know the story/history behind them. Prado museum is simply impressive, too bad photos weren't allowed. Our guide was very good at explaining the art and the history.
This tour was amazing!
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