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Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid

Highlights
  • 1.5-hour tour of the Prado Museum in Madrid with skip-the-line entrance
  • See the highlights of the Prado Museum’s incredible collection with an art expert guide
  • Hear tales of King Charles III who commissioned the Prado to be built in the late 18th century
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Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid
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Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid with bilingual guide at 10am
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Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid with bilingual guide at 3pm
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Overview
Avoid the crowds as you skip the line and get the inside scoop on some of the best art at Madrid’s iconic Prado museum on this 90-minute guided tour. This sprawling museum is nearly unparalleled in its collection of European art, but can also be overwhelming for new visitors. Let your guide introduce you to museum’s the top highlights and their fascinating backstories, including Diego Velazquez’s ‘Las Meninas’ and ‘The Annunciation’ by El Greco. Best of all, this small-group visit is limited to just 20 guests, ensuring a personalized experience.
What to Expect
Skip the long lines and get right inside the Prado, Madrid’s most famous art museum, during this 90-minute guided tour covering its top highlights. This insider’s discovery of this top-notch cultural institution, limited to just 20 guests per group, is sure to give you a new perspective on Spain’s incredible art history.

Start your visit at 3pm outside the Prado, where you’ll meet your guide for the day and receive your priority-access admission to the museum, allowing you to jump right past the crowds and head straight inside. 

This incredible art museum is one of Spain’s, and Europe’s, finest, covering more than 9,000 paintings plus numerous sculptures, drawings and prints. Learn about the museum’s founding as you wander with your guide. Originally devised by King Charles III in the 18th century, the collections housed in this neo-classical building soon outgrew the space available, resulting two-further expansions.

Follow your guide as you visit some of the museum’s top pieces in chronological order, beginning with a look at the work of Hieronymus Bosch including his The Garden of Earthly Delights and The Seven Deadly Sins. Proceed next on an exploration of the works of Spanish renaissance artist El Greco, whose output includes sculpture, architecture and painting. Learn about his unique style as evidenced in his work The Annunciation. Continue to view Las Meninas by Velazquez, considered by many to be one of the most iconic artworks in Western history. End your art tour with a look at The Family of Carlos IV by Francisco Goya, a work that includes an image of the artist himself — an unexpected decision at the time it was painted in the 19th century.

End your Prado visit inside the museum, where you can continue your exploration at your leisure.
Reviews (315)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Better than No Guide

Tour started late and included less art than I expected for the length of time. Some of the information presented about a few artists was either inaccurate or incomplete. Tour guide was somewhat hard to understand and hear.

Thank Eileen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Absolute Waste of Money

I went on this tour yesterday October 29, it was a total waste of time and money. We went to barley 10 paintings in the whole museum. And I paid €37.00. There was no skipping any line. We still had to queue to enter after...More

1  Thank Poppie08
Edgar W, Director General at Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Poppie08, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your experience with Julià Travel. I trully regret you did not enjoy our guided tour to the Prado Museum. However, please note the same is a very big site and our guided...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Great Advice!

We purchased our tickets prior to departure. Happy we did, and were able to get right in at the Prado Museum. This is a spectacular museum to see many of the master works of art. Did not have to stand in the long line waiting...More

1  Thank jdgemz
Reviewed 2 October 2018
A very good tour

We had a great time at the Prado Museum. Our tour guide was very good and the entire experience was nice. Would recommend this tour!

Thank Neha S
Reviewed 14 September 2018
Avoid this tour - waste of money. . . .

We signed up for what we thought was the English language tour. Indeed, our confirmation even stated English language. When we got there, the guide was conducting the tour in English and Spanish, which meant that she had to explain each item TWICE, once in...More

2  Thank James B
Edgar W, Director General at Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Dear James B, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on our Prado Museum tour. I am sorry to hear you did not see the tour is bilingual when booking the same. Since you state you booked through Viator I have checked...More

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