Madrid Artistic Walking Tour of the Prado and Reina Sofia Museums

 
 
9072774549_f1ecae1073_b.jpg Prado Museum - Photo credit: BOMBMAN
3351851913_c0f68bb00f_o.jpg Renia Sofia Museum Photo credit: Matthew Black
5786353391_87129418a0_b.jpg Prado Museum Interior - Photo credit: PromoMadrid
Art Experts!

Half Day (Duration: 4hrs. approx.)

Madrid

Price from: 85.00 euros

 
On this private half day walking tour our guide will show you the different Art Masterpieces in the Prado and Reina Sophia Musuems
 
Highlights
 
  • English speaking local guide
  • Explore the Prado Museum, considered one of the greatest art museums in the world.
  • Discover the Reina Sofia Museum, Spain's national museum of 20th-century art.
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Madrid
City: Madrid
Duration: Half Day (Duration: 4hrs. approx.)
Type: Half Day Tour Private
Theme: City and Village Walks
Group Size: 1 - 12 People
Price from: 85.00€
 

Introduction

The Prado Museum is the main Spanish national art museum, located in Madrid. It 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, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, and the single best collection of Spanish art. Founded as a museum of paintings and sculpture in 1819, it also contains important collections of other types of works. El Prado is one of the most visited sites in the world, and it is considered one of the greatest art museums in the world.

Represented here are three of its greatest masters Goya, Velazquez, and El Greco, but you`ll also find the great works of Rubens and Titian. The Prado first opened in 1819 to display the Spanish royal art collection. With the anticlerical laws of 1836, many churches, monasteries, and convents were forced to hand over their collections. Now the museum holds some seven thousand pieces of art. After visiting the Prado, we make our way to the Palacio de Oriente usually called the Palacio Real (Royal Palace) it was constructed on the site of a Moorish fortress, destroyed by a fire in 1734. The first stone was placed in 1737 and the Italian architects Juan Bautista Sacchetti and Francisco Sabatini were commissioned for its construction.

The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is Spain's national museum of 20th-century art. The museum was officially inaugurated on September 10, 1992, and is named for Queen Sofía. It is located in Madrid, near the Atocha train and metro stations, at the southern end of the so-called Golden Triangle of Art (located along the Paseo del Prado and also comprising the Museo del Prado and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza).

The museum is mainly dedicated to Spanish art. Highlights of the museum include excellent collections of Spain's two greatest 20th-century masters, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. Certainly, the most famous masterpiece in the museum is Picasso's painting Guernica, a protest against the horrors of war, an undeniable pictorial masterpiece, summing up all the artistic trends of the time.  Along with its extensive collection, the museum offers a mixture of national and international temporary exhibitions in its many galleries, making it one of the world's largest museums for modern and contemporary art.

Day by day itinerary

 DAY 1:
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  • Upon arrival meet your private English-Speaking Official Local Guide in front of the Prado Museum Ticket booth (NOTE: Hotel meeting point available for hotels within walking distance of the Prado)
  • Enjoy a detailed visit of two of the most important museums in the art triangle: The Prado and Reina Sofia. 
  • We have reserved a table for your lunch at a recommended restaurant either before or after the tour.

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Included

  • English Speaking Official Guide for Prado and Reina Sofia museums tour
  • Entrance fees included when with guide
  •  (LR) *Lunch Table Reservation in a recommended restaurant with fine cuisine (*Meal not included must order directly at the restaurant)
  •  Local Taxes

Excluded

  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals
  • Personal & Travel Insurance
  • Transportation
  • Tip and Gratuities to Local guide

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 48 hrs before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 48 hrs : 100% Non-Refundable

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