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Prado Museum Skip the Line Guided Tour

Prado Museum Skip the Line Guided Tour

1.5 hours From
AU$69 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Walking tourWalking tour
  • Duration
    1.5 hours
  • Tour Code
    JUT-18-3554
  • Operating Days
    Daily
1.5 hours From
AU$69 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Walking tourWalking tour
  • Duration
    1.5 hours
  • Tour Code
    JUT-18-3554
  • Operating Days
    Daily
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    Admission Admission Entrance to monuments includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Tour guide

Summary

The Museo Nacional del Prado was opened to the public for the first time in November 1819. Explore the Museum with an art expert guide after skipping the long entrance lines with your priority-access ticket.

Departure Time: 10:00 am or 03:00 pm

Meeting Point: Madrid City Tour Bus Information point at Felipe IV street, next of the Prado Museum

Itinerary

The building that today houses the Prado national museum was designed by architect Juan de Villanueva in 1785. It was constructed to house the Natural History Cabinet, by orders of King Charles III.

However, the building's final purpose - as the new Royal Museum of Paintings and Sculptures - was the decision of the monarch's grandson, King Ferdinand VII, encouraged by his wife Queen Maria Isabel de Braganza. The Prado national museum, opened to the public for the first time in November 1819.

The Museum's first catalogue, published in 1819, included 311 paintings, although at that time its collection comprised just over 1,510 pictures from the various Reales Sitios (Royal Residences). The exceptionally important royal collection, which represents the foundation of the Museum's compilation as we know it today, increased significantly in the 16th century during the time of Charles V and continued to thrive under the succeeding Habsburg and Bourbon Monarchs.

It is thanks to them that we can contemplate in the Museum masterpieces such as The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch, The Nobleman with his hand on his Chest by El Greco, Las Meninas by Velázquez and The Family of Carlos IV by Goya.

The visit will take place in chronological order, starting with the exhibit hall where we will find J. Bosch’ masterpieces (El Bosco) (1450-1516): The Table of the 7 Deadly Sins, The Hay Wain, The temptations of San Antonio, The Stone of Madness and The Garden of Delights. We will then move on to the rooms devoted to the Greco (1540-1614): The gentleman's hand on his chest, The Trinity, Christ embraced the cross and The Annunciation; Velázquez (1599-1660): The Worship, Drunkards, Equestrian Portraits, the Forge of Vulcan, The Christ, The spinners, Spears and Las Meninas; and we will end with Goya (1746-1828): The family of Carlos IV Pictures, The Shootings of May 2, Pestles and Black Paintings.

Inclusions

  • Bilingual official guide
  • Entrance to Prado Museum

Exclusions

  • Lunch, beverages or other services not specified above
  • Transportation

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