The Best of Madrid's Art Museums - Private Tour with skip-the-line tickets
Discover world class art in two of the finest museums of Spain: the Prado, and Reina Sofia. In this comprehensive, five hour tour, you will feel immersed in the lives of some of the most influential European artists of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Modern Art movements.
- Immerse yourself in the architecture of and artwork inside Prado Museum.
- Learn about major art movements and gaze at masterpieces.
- Re-fuel with a swift coffee break.
- Visit the Reina Sofia Museum.
- Hear about renowned artists such as Picasso, Miró, and Dalí.
World Class Art
You will begin your artist tour at the Spanish national art museum: the Prado Museum. Founded in 1819, it is well worth a visit just for its stunning neoclassical architecture, let alone its impressive collection of some 8,000 paintings and many beautiful sculptures, drawings and prints. Here, your expert guide will endeavour to shed some light on the major art movements you will see in the museum, including the Renaissance and Baroque.
You will also learn about the social and cultural background of some of the most iconic paintings house in the museum, such as the Spanish masterpiece Las Meninas by Velazquez; Artwork by Fran Angelico, gifted creator of The Annunciation; Christ Washing the Disciple’s feet by Tintoretto, and masterpieces by the Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch.
Spanish Art and Beyond
After a coffee break, you will move on the Reina Sofia Museum, hosting some of the great Spanish artists of all time. Here your guide will walk you through artwork such Picasso’s Guernica, a sensational political stand on the Spanish Civil War; a fantastic collection from Dalí, as well as a section fully dedicated to Joan Miró.
Since this is a private tour you will be able to ask your expert guide to focus on subjects that interest you. If you are a Baroque enthusiast, or want a broader taste of European art, this tour will give you a great introduction to the subject. Your newfound knowledge may even impress your friends and family back home!