Day trip

Madrid: Prado Museum and El Retiro Park Guided Tour

4.6 / 5

21 reviews

Activity provider: IBE TOURS

Madrid: Prado Museum and El Retiro Park Guided Tour

Activity provider: IBE TOURS

From US$ 42.15 per person

Enjoy a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Retiro Park, Paseo del Prado, and a tour of the Prado Museum. All of the places are accompanied by an expert guide.

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Duration 5 - 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Prado Museum, one of the finest art museums in the world
  • Take a journey through the eyes of Spanish painters at the Prado
  • Tour popular El Retiro Park, admiring its monuments and hidden gems
  • Discover one of Unesco's World Heritage Sites
Full description
See El Retiro's most famous sites including the Crystal Palace, the Philip IV Gate, as well as places that are not listed in guidebooks. El Retiro has more than 19,000 trees of 167 different species, a lake, and a variety of different sculptures, important buildings, and gardens that make the park one of the main attractions in Madrid. Along the way, you'll gain valuable insights from your knowledgeable guide. Then, walk with your guide along the Paseo del Prado until you reach the Prado Museum, which is the main Spanish national art museum. El Prado is widely considered to have one of the world's finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 20th century. It's based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, the single best collection of Spanish art in the world. Founded as a museum of painting and sculpture in 1819, it also contains important collections of other types of works. Explore one of the greatest art museums in the world without having to queue. Once you get inside, you'll be able to marvel at the incredible works of Francisco Goya, the most extensively represented artist in the collection, as well as orks by Hieronymus Bosch, El Greco, Peter Paul Rubens, Titian, and Diego Velázquez.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entry ticket for the Prado Museum
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Walking tour of El Retiro Park
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet in Puerta de la Independencia at the Retiro Park, in Plaza de la Independencia. Look for a guide with a sign with the name "IBE TOURS".

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Comfortable footwear is recommended
  • The tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • If you have selected the option with tapas tasting, make your way to the Casa Ciriaco on your own (Calle Mayor 84) when the Prado Tour has finished
  • The visit to the Prado Museum is at 16:15 for the English tour, or at 12:45 for the Spanish tour, at the Goya Statue on Calle Felipe IV, next to the Prado Museum
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.2/5
  • Organization
    4.4/5

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Average because it was raining and did not make it to Prado. The time distance between the Park and Prado is very inconvenient. Prado should be the first in the schedule instead of the Park.

November 15, 2022

October 21, 2022

We missed the Retiro Park segment, but the Prado tour was really outstanding. I got a lot more out of visiting this museum.

October 6, 2022

Product ID: 133959