Small-Group Skip-the-Line Prado Tour

3 Hours
Group Activity

From (USD) $115 Per Person (Minimum 2)

Small-Group Skip-the-Line Prado Tour

3 Hours
Group Activity

From (USD) $115 Per Person (Minimum 2)

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      Small-Group Skip-the-Line Prado Tour

      Madrid, Spain
      From (USD) $115 Per Person (Minimum 2)
      • Walk through history: Spanish history and its significance will unfold as the tour takes you along Spanish, Flemish, French, and Italian art. 
      • Royal influence: Learn how Spanish kings and queens swayed political and cultural movements with every artwork they acquired.
      • Attention to details: Discover how esteemed artists such as Bosch, Velasquez, Rubens, and Goya painted their most famous works for their most exclusive patrons. 
      • Essential expertise: Your docent will offer historical background on each pieces of art throughout the tour. 
      About This Madrid Tour

      A visit to the Museo del Prado is a candid showcase of the personal tastes of the Spanish monarchs during the glory days of the Spanish Empire. From the 16th to the 19th century, Spanish kings and queens collected the works of their favorite artists with gusto.

      Rather than assembling collections that were broad and comprehensive, Spanish rulers enjoyed collecting as many works as they could from their favorite artists. As a result, the Prado is often referred to as "a museum of painters, not of paintings."
      The Spanish monarchs preferred paintings rich in color that emphasized emotional and sensual aspects. The first painter collected – and the one who established the foundation for future collections – was Titian. 
      Perhaps the most prolific collector of all the Spanish monarchs was Philip IV (1605–1665). He commissioned paintings from a large number of artists, including Rubens, Velázquez, Van Dyck, de Ribera, Lorrain, and Raphael. Under him, the Spanish Royal Collection became the greatest in Europe.
      Today, the Royal Collection of the Spanish monarchy is yours to examine and enjoy at Museo del Prado. Proof that good taste ran in the family.

      Feeling the paintings 

      From time to time the Museo del Prado allows something extraordinary: touching the paintings. The exhibition is called "Touching the Prado," and of course, it doesn't involve the original paintings. Instead, 3-D copies of masterpieces are put on display so that those who are visually impaired can "see" the painting by feeling them. Paintings like da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" and Goya's "The Parasol" have been presented this way.

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
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      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Wear Hat Wear Hat
      Cancellation policy

      Choose your date and time very carefully. Only a portion of this tour is refundable from the time of booking; within 72 hours of operation, it is fully non-refundable.

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