Spanish Artists Tour With Skip The Line Entry to the Prado Museum

Discover the greats works of Goya, El Greco, and more with an art historian guide

Travel Flexibly · 2.00h 19 max · Madrid, Spain

Feeling like you don't know what to see at the massive Prado Museum? Visiting the Prado without a knowledgeable guide can be difficult since there are over 2,300 paintings and 1,000 sculptures to learn about. But with our expert guide leading your group of less than 20 people, you'll learn the fascinating history behind the top works and hidden gems. From the Spanish greats Goya, El Greco, and Velasquez to the Dutch masterpieces of Bosch and Rubens, experience the best of Madrid's world-class museum.

  • Prado Museum with Expert Guide
  • Meet Your Guide at the Goya Statue
  • The Ultimate Collection of Spanish Art and Artists
  • Goya and the Napoleonic Wars
  • Saturn Devouring His Son
  • Visit Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights
  • El Greco, Spain's Adopted Renaissance Master
  • Velasquez and The Triumph of Bacchus

A visit to Spain's greatest museum is best done with a passionate guide who knows details about the artists and their work that the average person is unaware of. That's why you'll love this small group tour with a guide who starts the tour at the most iconic sculpture of Spain's most beloved artist. Though there are thousands of pieces of art to see, your guide will get you into the museum quickly with your skip-the-line ticket and help you see the most important paintings and sculptures at the Prado. It's the perfect tour for visitors who want to spend a couple of hours seeing all that the Prado has to offer before exploring the rest of beautiful Madrid.

Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Tour Description

This 2-hour tour includes:

  • English-speaking, art historian guide

  • Skip-the-line tickets

  • 2-hour tour of the Prado Museum

Meet Your Guide Outside the Museum

Your tour begins in front of the statue of the Prado's most represented artist: Francisco Goya. Here your guide will pique your curiosity about the masterpieces and amazing artwork you'll see as you bypass the crowds and enter the Prado with your skip-the-line tickets.

Goya, the Master of Spanish Art

Up until the Napoleonic Wars, Francisco Goya was the top artist in the court of the Spanish Bourbon King Charles IV. See the development of the great artist from his royal portraits of the 18th century to the emotional and intense works as the 19th century began.

Two of the many great works by Goya you will see are The Third of May 1808 and Saturn Devouring his Son. Your guide will tell stories of Goya's different eras and themes from the horrors of war to the mythological intensity of his later years. An icon of Spain, see why Goya is so beloved across Iberia.

El Greco, the Greek beloved by Spain

Born in Crete, Domenikos Theotokopoulos is known to history by his understandable nickname El Greco (the Greek). El Greco spent the first half of his life across Venetian territory and eventually settling in Rome, where he was inspired and influenced by the Italian Renaissance.

Once El Greco moved to Toledo in 1577, he became the symbol of the Spanish Renaissance. Over his 35 years in Spain, El Greco became world-famous for his portraits of noblemen including the impressive Nobleman with Hand on his Chest. Though many of his great works are found in his city of Toledo, over 40 of his paintings and sculptures are found only in the Prado.

Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights

Arguably the most stunning work in the Prado is Hieronymus Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights. The massive three-paneled landscape measures nearly 7 feet by 13 feet. Your guide will describe the controversy and scholarly discussions that have caused many discussions among art historians for centuries.

With famous depictions like Garden of Earthly Delights and The Last Judgement, Bosch's intentions and symbols have been studied for over 500 years. It took over two decades for Bosch to paint his masterpiece which has been on display in the Prado since 1939.

What you get with this tour
Skip the Line Tickets
Local Art Historian Guide
Maximum Group Size of 19
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

In front of the Goya Statue on Calle Felipe IV, next to the Prado Museum

What to bring?

Please bring your voucher (digital or printed copy). Also please keep in mind that photography in the Prado Museum is not permitted

Where to meet?

In front of the Goya Statue on Calle Felipe IV, next to the Prado Museum

What to bring?

Please bring your voucher (digital or printed copy). Also please keep in mind that photography in the Prado Museum is not permitted

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