About The Prado Museum Tour:
The Museo del Prado houses the largest single collection of Spanish art in the world, along with numerous other works by European masters throughout history. You can now join a guided walking tour of this incredible institution and skip the regular ticket queue.
The experience will take place in chronological order, starting with the 15th-16th century masterpieces of Hieronymus Bosch, through to El Greco and Diego Velázquez, before concluding with Francisco Goya - the artist whose works the museum represents most. In all, the museum currently displays over 7000 paintings, 1,000 sculptures and 8,200 drawings.
- All Year Round.
- Except 01 Jan, 01 May, 18 May & 25 Dec.
- Guaranteed English and Spanish commentary.
- This tour runs with a bilingual guide. They will offer explanations twice, first in English and then in Spanish, or vice versa.
- Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2018: Daily at 10:00 and 15:00.
- Nov 1, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019: 10:00 (Mon, Thu & Sat) and 15:00 (Sats).
- Madrid City Tour Info Centre (Calle Felipe IV).
- Approx. 1 hours 30 minutes.
About Museo del Prado:
The Museo del Prado first opened to the public in November 1819 with a catalogue that included around 1,510 paintings from various royal residences throughout Spain.
Since this unveiling of the foundational Royal Spanish Collection the museum has expanded for almost 200 years to incorporate many more works by Francisco Goya and other European masters.
The tour will be especially focused on four famous artists who collectively represent the theme of historical European art and Spain's place therein. Your guide will weave a historical narrative that begins with Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516), progresses into the early Spanish renaissance with El Greco (1540-1614), then the boom period of Diego Velázquez (1599-1660), before concluding with Francisco Goya (1746-1828).