Prado Museum and Royal Palace

 
 
tour-madrid-palacio-real.jpg Palacio Real Madrid
Prado_Museum,_Madrid.jpg Prado Museum
meninas-half-day-tour.jpg Las Meninas Painting- Velazquez

Half Day (Duration: 04h00 approx.)

Madrid

Price from: 80.00 euros

 
On this private tour you will visit the world-renowned Prado Museum and the Palacio Real (Royal Palace), constructed on the site of a Moorish fortress
 
Highlights
 
  • Transportation in a fully-equipped vehicle and English-Speaking Official Guide
  • Discover the main landmarks of Madrid
  • Explore the Prado Museum,  the main Spanish national art museum.
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Madrid
City: Madrid
Duration: Half Day (Duration: 04h00 approx.)
Type: Half Day Tour Private
Theme: Private Shore and Chauffeur Guided Excursions
Group Size: 1 - 18 People
Price from: 80.00€
Transport: (More details)
 

Introduction

The Prado Museum is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central 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 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. The numerous works by Francisco Goya, the single most extensively represented artist, as well as by Hieronymus Bosch, El Greco, Peter Paul Rubens, Titian, and Diego Velázquez, are some of the highlights of the collection.

The collection currently comprises around 8,200 drawings, 7,600 paintings, 4,800 prints, and 1,000 sculptures. As of 2012, the museum displayed about 1,300 works in the main buildings, while around 3,100 works were on temporary loan to various museums and official institutions.

The best-known work on display at the museum is Las Meninas by Velázquez. Velázquez and his keen eye and sensibility were also responsible for bringing much of the museum's fine collection of Italian masters to Spain, now the largest outside Italy.

The museum is planning a 16% extension in the nearby Salón de Reinos, to be opened in 2019.

The Royal Palace (Palacio Real in Spanish) is not the official residence of his Majesty the King of Spain, but rather where state ceremonies, official banquets and other state functions take place. The King lives in Zarzuela Palace, which is just outside of Madrid. 

It is sometimes incorrectly referred to in Spanish as "Palacio de Oriente" due to its close proximity to the "Plaza de Oriente" square, which is on the east (Oriental) side of the palace. 

The origin of the palace dates back to the ninth century when the Muslim kingdom of Toledo built a defense that was later used by the kings of Castile, who, during the 16th century, built the former Alcázar castle. 

The current Royal Palace, was built on the site of the old Alcázar which was destroyed by fire on Christmas Eve 1734. King Felipe V decided to build a palace for his Borbon dynasty. The Italian Filippo Juvara was selected to design the new palace and his plans were to create a grand palace along the lines of France's Versailles. All construction was vaulted in stone and brick, not wood, so that any fire could destroy it. 

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
MADRID

  • Meet your Private English-Speaking Official local guide and Chauffeur in the lobby of your hotel.
  • A detailed visit of the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace
  • You will then be dropped off at a recommended restaurant where we have reserved a table for you lunch after the tour.

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Prices and Dates

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From
80.00€
(Price per person)
 
 

Included

  • Transportation in fully-equipped vehicle which changes depending on group size (See Transportation section)
  • Private Chauffeur (NOTE: The chauffeur is not an official guide and can`t guide within monument this is why an official guide is included)
  • English-Speaking Official Guide for Half-day tour in Madrid
  • Entrance fees when with guide: Royal Palace
  • Lunch Table Reservation in a recommended restaurant with fine cuisine (*Meal not included must order directly at the restaurant)
  • Local Taxes

Excluded

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

Pick up

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Airport
  • Train Station
  • Bus Station
  • Cruise Ship Port
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Drop off

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Airport
  • Train Station
  • Bus Station
  • Cruise Ship Port
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Cancellation policy

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

Lodging

 

Transport

  • Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan Car (1 to 3 People)
  • Mercedes Benz V (4 to 7 People)
  • Minibus or Bus (8 to 18 People)

NOTE: Or similar type vehicles in the same class as mentioned above.

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