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Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tickets & Guided Tours

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The Musea del Prado in Madrid, which will be reaching its 200th anniversary in 2019, is world-renowned as one of the finest and most extensive collections of European art. The museum is named after the meadow on which it stood (‘Prado’ meaning ‘meadow), and was designed by the architect of the Enlightenment in Spain, Juan de Villanueva.

Take your time and explore thousands of drawings, paintings and sculptures from world-famous, groundbreaking artists like Goya, El Greco, Titian, and Velazquez – all kept in immaculate condition for centuries. The Prado, Madrid should be the number one stop on your tour of Spain, if you hold any interest at all in Spanish and European art history.

Highlights

  • Visit the largest and most vital collection of Spanish art, worldwide
  • See originals by Rembrandt, Dürer, Titian, and Goya
  • Explore Prado’s extensive sculpture collection, with hundreds of sculptures and a few hundred fragments too
  • Learn about European and Spanish art movements and schools between the 15th and 19th century
  • See the Dauphin’s Treasure

Know before you book

  • The skip-the-line ticket does not have an option for discounted seniors ticket
  • If you are under 18, a student aged 19-25 with valid student ID, or a teacher accompanying a school group you can enter the Museum for free
  • Access to the Museum takes place up until 30 minutes before closing time
  • Food and drinks are not permitted inside the museum, except in the café

Prado Museum Information:

Here’s a breakdown of what the tour of the museum might look like. In the event you get hungry, there is a cafeteria on site, however, no food or drinks are permitted outside of the cafeteria. There are also a number of restaurants and eateries close by.

El Prado Tour Times

The museum is open from 10 am to 8 pm daily.

Duration of Prado Museum Guided Tour

There are half-day and full-day Prado Museum ticket options. The duration of the tour is entirely up to you and depends on how long you would prefer to stay there.

Cost of Prado Museum Madrid Tickets

Tickets start at $20 for adults. However, free admission is provided for persons under 18, students aged 19-25 and carrying valid student ID, and teachers accompanying school groups.

Price Includes

Skip the line access and entry to all temporary exhibitions. Check out the different options below:

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Prado Museum

First opened to the public in 1819, the Museo del Prado in Madrid is a hallmark of Spanish and European art over the centuries. It holds the world’s largest collection of art from that region, and houses thousands of pieces of art from hundreds of years ago, all in an incredibly well-maintained and curated museum. It’s also home to a large number of historic documents of interest.

The museum holds a number of incredibly precious artworks such as a huge collection of pieces by Francisco Goya, famous for his central role in the Romanticism art movement. They also undertake a number of intense art restoration and research projects, such as their study of the Mona Lisa (La Gioconda) in 2012, which used infrared technology to create a restored image of what the Mona Lisa may have looked like when it was first painted!

On your tour, you can expect to see thousands of artworks currently on display in the main building. Since it can be difficult to decide what to see first and where to go, there are three organised routes that focus on the masterpieces, and what the museum considers to be their most important works of art.

These tours date all the way from the Romanesque period to the 19th Century. Also on display is the Dauphin’s Treasure, a collection of gorgeous Royal jewels from Spain’s monarchy.

You can also purchase an audio guide in many different languages, to swiftly show you to the works of artists such as Bartolomé Bermejo, Pedro Berruguete, Sánchez Coello, El Greco, Ribera, and Zurbarán. The museum will be expanding with new buildings and collections for their bicentenary this year!

The Museo Nacional del Prado would be a mistake to miss for any travelers with an interest in Spanish / European art history, with a chance to see such well-kept, seminal artworks in person. The museum is a Spanish national treasure, and an icon in Europe too, so be sure to include it on your itinerary!

Facilities at El Prado, Madrid

There is a cafeteria in the museum, as well as bathrooms, all of which are accessible for persons with limited mobility.

Capacity

There are no limits on group size or capacity, so this tour is perfect for school or college tour groups.

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The Musea del Prado in Madrid, which will be reaching its 200th anniversary in 2019, is world-renowned as one of the finest and most extensive collections of European art. The museum is named after the meadow on which it stood (‘Prado’ meaning ‘meadow), and was designed by the architect of the Enlightenment in Spain, Juan de Villanueva. Take your time and explore thousands of drawings, paintings and sculptures from world-famous, groundbreaking artists like Goya, El Greco, Titian, and Velazquez - all kept in immaculate condition for centuries. The Prado, Madrid should be the number one stop on your tour of Spain, if you hold any interest at all in Spanish and European art history.

Highlights

  • Visit the largest and most vital collection of Spanish art, worldwide
  • See originals by Rembrandt, Dürer, Titian, and Goya
  • Explore Prado’s extensive sculpture collection, with hundreds of sculptures and a few hundred fragments too
  • Learn about European and Spanish art movements and schools between the 15th and 19th century
  • See the Dauphin’s Treasure

Know before you book

  • The skip-the-line ticket does not have an option for discounted seniors ticket
  • If you are under 18, a student aged 19-25 with valid student ID, or a teacher accompanying a school group you can enter the Museum for free
  • Access to the Museum takes place up until 30 minutes before closing time
  • Food and drinks are not permitted inside the museum, except in the café
Comfort
9
Location
10
Fun
9.5
Value for Money
8
PROS
  • One of the world’s most renowned art collections from Spain and Europe
  • Perfect for school or college tour groups
  • Skip the Line!
  • Cafeteria on hand
CONS
  • Very young children may get restless
  • There are one or two spaces which aren’t accessible for those with limited mobility

Specification: Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tickets & Guided Tours

Accessible

Almost all of the museum is accessible for persons with limited mobility, as well as the bathrooms and cafeteria

Duration

With this tour's all-day ticket, you can stay as short or as long as you wish

Includes

Booking fee, Entrance to the Museo del Prado, Skip the Line, Temporary Exhibitons

Excludes

Audio Guide (These are available for EUR 3.50), Food and drinks, Tour guide

Meals & Drinks

No meals provided

Pickup

Not Provided

Suitable For

Children, Persons with Limited Mobility, School or college tour groups, Travelers with an interest in art history

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  1. Miranda_S

    This was an interesting, time efficient way to navigate the Prado. Fernando was informative, patient and easy to meet up with.

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  2. FleurStefanie_v

    A wonderful 3 hour tour of the Prado with Jaime can be highly recommended. The hotel pickup was right on time. This was our first visit to the museum and we only saw the highlights and Jaime provided us with interesting stories about the paintings. I think this is the best to really get the most out of a first time in museum that is worth visiting many times.

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  3. Rick_G

    I can't recommend this excursion too highly. Jaime is a delightful and passionate guide to the masterpieces of the Prado. The museum is overwhelming so he takes you to important pieces by the major artists and explains each in detail. Rather than emerging from the museum dazed and confused, we left with a clarity about the history of Spanish art.

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  4. LeslieBrumley

    Our guide was amazing. Knew so much about the museum and the paintings. His knowledge about the various painters was fascinating.

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  5. toma1581

    Prado was wonderful….place is huge…we did the tor, went for lunch and went back to see things we missed. Tour guide for this was very good….

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  6. Jeffrey B

    Highly recommended tours both the tour guides were excellent and passed on information in a very professional and thorough and thoughtful manner.

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  7. Kai J

    We were not givenskip the line access….had to wait in line.

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  8. Suzy

    We travel around the world and have been with many tours. But this tour was completely waste of time. First we waste 45+ minutes before even start the tour because the three tour guides were not prepared and it was not even 50 people in total. We did not get to see lots art works at Prado museum, we also did not get to go the museum store either. We only see couple of the famous pcs that was it. Instead, the tour guide took us a long walk between the Royal Palace and Prado to introduce some of the historical site that we have been too since our hotel was in old town, we passed by Puerta del Sol but the guide has not show us the famous bear statue there, I am not from Madrid but I did read a lot about this city before I went there. Our guide wasted us lots time on walking because other group was late to meet at Royal Palace. So this tour end up took us whole day and we had to cancel our afternoon plan to see the other two museums. Do NOT book this tour! there is NOT line at Museum or Royal Palace. Don't be fool with the ad. saying to book tour to avoid lines.

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  9. Maria_L

    The tour guides very knowledgeable!!! They answered all the questions that we had. They were great !

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  10. stanford

    Wow… our tour guide was so passionate and knowledgeable about the Prado, the Palace and all of the major highlights of Madrid! He was absolutely Exceptional!!! One of the most informative and thoroughly enjoyable tours I"ve ever taken! He even gave us an amazing walking tour filled with a full narrative of all of the areas between the prado and the palace! Absolutely EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE!! Our tour guide… he knew his facts about Madrid like an Encyclopedia!!

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