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The Best Prado Museum Tour 2024

€ 36
1.5-3 hours
Live tour guide

About Museo del Prado Tour

Get ready for a fascinating journey through art and history at Madrid Prado Museum. Bypass long queues and let your expert guide lead you through the museum's long halls while sharing captivating insights and stories behind each artwork. See firsthand masterpieces by renowned artists like Rubens, Titian, Velázquez, and others.


Prado Museum Tour

Discover the iconic gem placed in Madrid's museum district, Museo Nacional del Prado. With this skip-the-line guided tour, step into the magnificent institution and be awe-struck by its grandeur.

The Prado Museum is famous for its exceptional collection of European art from the 12th to the early 20th century. This must-visit destination for art enthusiasts offers a comprehensive compilation of Spanish art, especially the 19th-century collection. Since its establishment in 1819, the Prado has continuously expanded its collection. Its grandeur was further enhanced by the addition of short pavilions between 1900 and 1960.

Accompanied by a knowledgeable tour guide, you'll be able to witness the works of celebrated masters like Francisco Goya, Hieronymus Bosch, El Greco, and Peter Paul Rubens. Uncover hidden treasures in every painting and see the details you're most likely to miss while exploring on your own. After witnessing the evolution and influence of diverse artistic styles over the centuries, you'll exit the museum with an even greater art appreciation.

Those seeking a multisensory experience can opt for a Tapas Tasting Experience right after the tour's conclusion. Walk through the Paseo del Arte and get to the center, where you'll find one of the most important bars in Madrid. This is a perfect opportunity to taste unique Spanish food and immerse yourself in the rich gastronomy culture of Spain.

  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Prado Museum
  • Certified guide
  • Tapas tasting in one of the prime bars in Madrid (if option selected)
X not included
  • Optional gratuities
  • Extra food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • English
  • Spanish
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Meeting Point

Next to the Monumento a Goya, Calle de Felipe IV, s/n, 28014 Madrid

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Witness the evolution of human artistry across the ages!


Explore the masterpieces of Titian, Goya, Velázquez, and El Greco with a knowledgeable tour guide. Skip long lines and gain a deeper appreciation of art!


With over 8000 paintings and thousands of sculptures, Prado Museum became one of the most important art museums globally.


Trace the evolution of European art from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era, and discover various artistic styles, periods, and movements.


Enjoy a tapas tasting in one of the most important bars in Madrid (if you select this option)

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FAQ – Prado Museum Tour

How long is the Prado museum tour?

The length of a Prado Museum Tour can vary depending on the option selected. Most museum-guided tours last from 1.5 to 2 hours, but it also depends on whether it's small group or a private tour, as well as how in-depth you wish to explore. Some specialized tours can last even longer, ranging from 2-3 hours. These tours give you detailed exploration of the museum's extensive collection. So if you have a specific preference, we suggest you inform your tour guide before checking if the tour option suits your wishes.

Do you need to book tickets for Prado museum?

Yes, booking tickets for the Prado Art Museum in advance is highly recommended, especially during peak tourist seasons. The museum is one of the most popular attractions in Madrid and can get very crowded, leading to long queues at the ticket counters. We suggest purchasing tickets online in advance to avoid waiting in line and ensure your entry to the museum. Also, if you want to explore the museum more in-depth, we advise you to book a guided tour with skip the line entrance. Once you're done exploring Prado Museum, consider booking a Royal Palace Guided Tour or Reina Sofia Tickets, as they both have a vast art collection worth seeing.

Is a Prado Museum Tour worth it?

Even if you're just a little interested in art, booking a guided tour is a must! With a tour guide by your side, you can get a deeper understanding and appreciation for art in general. Once you get familiar with the technique and various details carefully observed, you'll fall in love even more. Trust us, tour guides in museums are definitely worth it!

What famous pieces are in Prado Museum?

Prado Museum has so many art pieces that it's difficult to choose the most famous ones. But according to the visitors, you definitely shouldn't miss three of them. First one is "Las Meninas" by Diego Velázquez. It's considered one of the greatest masterpieces in Western art. It depicts the Spanish princess Margaret Theresa and her entourage, including the artist himself. The second one is "The Garden of Earthly Delights" by Hieronymus Bosch. This triptych is a fascinating work of art showcasing the Garden of Eden, earthly pleasures, and the torments of hell. And the third one is "The Third of May 1808" by Francisco Goya. This powerful painting portrays the execution of Spanish civilians by French soldiers during the Peninsular War.
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Reserve your spot today and unravel the beauty and significance of each artwork!

Know before you go

  • Please check which option you select, as the inclusions differ depending on the option.
  • If you have selected the option with tapas tasting, you will have to go to Casa Ciriaco on your own: Calle Mayor 84. You can do the tapas tasting until 3:30 pm.

Amazing tour guide!

Our tour of the Prado Museum was excellent, and so was our guide. She was very fun and it was a pleasure to be around. She describes various forms of art with enthusiasm and clarity. She was very knowledgeable and picked an interesting selection of paintings giving lots of context and explanation. Definitely worth the extra money vs. wandering around on my own. She made us all smile, answered all questions, and we truly had a wonderful tour at the Museum.


10/10 would recommend!

My guide Rosio was incredible. She had extensive knowledge of the paintings, the painters and the time periods. She made paintings come alive with her animated storytelling. After the guided tour, you can visit the rest of the museum to see more paintings. Also, I’ve visited museums all over the world and this was one of the best guided tours I’ve ever been on, and we would definitely book it again.


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