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Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid

  • 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
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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Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid with bilingual guide at 10am
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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.
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Reviewed 25 June 2018
The Prado was impressive- this tour not so much

I expected an hour and a half tour in English. Instead this was a tour in both Spanish and English with a poor sound system rife with static. Doing this in two languages meant that you were exposed to half as much as the guide...More

1  Thank RonBlumenthal
Edgar W, Director General at Julia Travel Madrid, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Dear RonBlumenthal, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on our Prado Museum tour. I am sorry to hear you were misinformed at the moment of booking, since we clearly state in all our official selling points and website that this is...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Big fat lie?

Hey there, don't normally write reviews, but...the name of your tour is just not true. We attended on Sunday 3rd June. You do not Skip The Line at all. You stand in a very long queue for 20 mins to have your bags checked before...More

2  Thank bleasdalerichard
Edgar W, Director General at Julia Travel Madrid, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Dear bleasdalerichard, I appreciate you took the time to post your review on our Prado Museum tour. However, I regret you were misinformed when you booked the tour. We clearly state both in our official website and selling points that this tour is bilingual. As...More

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Unbelievable Exhibition

Sunday May 27/17 Breathtaking art from many years ago. Suggest you hire a guide for 50E which will give you insight to the creators of these masterpieces. Go early and stay away from mid afternoon when it’s free. Crowds are big and lineups longer.

1  Thank Ron S
Reviewed 12 May 2018
Prado Highlights

Great tour with excellent informative guide Isabel. Took us to the highlights and revealed the delights of El Bosco et al. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Enrico C
Reviewed 10 May 2018
Well Worth the Visit

We really enjoyed our visit. Our tour guide was very informative and made the visit really interesting

Thank Langlin
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Robert B
23 June 2018|
Response from Eric C |
When we did it we met in the Calle de Felipe IV next to the Madrid City Tour small kiosk - so you are looking down from there to the Prado and Goya's statue.
16 April 2018|
Response from exptraveller501 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can stay in the museum for as long as you would like and can also do the audio tour