Guided tour

Madrid: Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: IBE TOURS
Guided tour

Madrid: Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: IBE TOURS
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From US$ 36.65 per person

Likely to sell out

Skip the long lines to the Prado Museum and see masterpieces of art by Rubens, Titian, Velázquez and others on a guided tour of the main art museum in Madrid.

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Duration 1.5 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Private or small groups available


  • Skip the long lines to the Prado Museum
  • See masterpieces of art by Titian, Velázquez and El Greco
  • Admire the architectural details of the building, built during the reign of Charles III
  • Enjoy a tapas tasting in one of the most important bar in Madrid (if you select this option)
Full description

Discover masterpieces of art on a skip-the-line guided tour of the Prado Museum and explore the galleries of Spain's national art museum, located in the museum district of central Madrid. Widely considered to have one of the world's finest collections of European art from the 12th to the early 20th century, the Prado Museum also boasts the single best collection of Spanish art in the world.

Founded as a museum of paintings and sculptures in 1819, it was enlarged by the addition of short pavilions at the rear of the magnificent building between 1900 and 1960. See masterpieces by Francisco Goya, Hieronymus Bosch and Peter Paul Rubens, along with acclaimed paintings by El Greco, Titian and Diego Velázquez. Journey through the story of Spanish and European art through the centuries and get expert explanations along the way. If you select the tapas tasting option, following the tour of Prado Museum, you will then walk through the city to one of the most important bars in Madrid where you will have the opportunity to taste several tapas of Spanish food.

Spain is internationally renowned for its gastronomy and is proud of its rich culture and culinary history. Discover the traditional tapas of Spain and experience the food culture of Madrid like a local. Here your tour will finish, leaving you with the opportunity to walk through the center of Madrid.

  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Prado Museum
  • Certified guide
  • Tapas tasting in one of the most important bars in Madrid (if option selected)
  • Optional gratuities
  • Extra food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

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  • Please check which option you select as the inclusions are different depending on the option
  • If you have selected the option with tapas tasting, you will have to go to Casa Ciriaco on your own: Calle Mayor 84 (40.415310, -3.712317). You can do the tapas tasting until 3:30pm.
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based on 627 reviews

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The young man who was our guide was incredibly well informed and his knowledge of art history was a joy! As a portrait painter, his account was of great value to me, but his wide grasp of the museum's major paintings and sculptures was greatly appreciated by all of us in the tour group. He made the museum's vast classical resources accessible, which is no mean feat! My partner and I left the building with a considerably better grasp of art works we know and many which we did not.

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March 27, 2023

Our guide was wonderful! She shared a passion for the artists and art pieces. We saw many paintings in an appropriate amount of pace. I would have rated higher but there was confusion about where to meet. The GetYourGuide directions were not clear. Our guide was holding a sign that stated another tour name, but should have included the words GetYourGuide. This made for a confusing start.

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March 27, 2023

They told me the guide would arrive 10 minutes earlier but she actually arrived two minutos before the time to start and I was worried I was waiting in the wrong place. It was extremely hot (45 Celsius) and it was hard to wait. Besides that, she was an excellent tour guide. She was very knowledgeable.

March 27, 2023

Product ID: 131916