Prado Museum Tour

PRADO MUSEUM FREETOUR

What is the Prado Museum tour?

During this tour you’ll visit one of the most important art museums in Europe. The Prado
Museum 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.
Walking through its halls you will find some of the most important paintings of El Greco, Diego Velázquez, Francisco Goya (Spanish School), Tiziano (Venetian School), Hieronymus Bosch and Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish School), as well as a large collection of other types of art works likesculptures, drawings and decorative art pieces.

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Free Tour in Prado Museum

There is no better way to discover one of the largest and most interesting museums in the world than through our Free Prado Museum Tour.
The painting combines elements of plastic representation such as shapes, colors, textures, harmony, balance, perspective, light and movement. In this way, it seeks to convey to the viewer a unique experience.

Do you know what is the best of everything on this Tour? There is no need to pay tickets and we have at our disposal 3 hours to explore and discover the secrets of the great works.

The first hour of our tour begins in the access row to the Museum and will be with an introduction of the wonders that we will see when entering and then we will delight with 2 hours full of inspiration, beauty and the maximum expression of each of the artists.

We leave you with some questions that will surely incite your curiosity:

How did Velázquez sign his paintings?
How was the famous painting “Las Meninas” created?
What is the mystery surrounding Goya’s “black paintings”?
What about Bosco’s masterpiece “The Garden of Delights” still makes us question him today?

Come with us to the Prado Museum for an emotional an exciting experience!

So many paintings and so many stories..
What is hidden behind all those masterpieces and their creators?

The Prado is a universal heritage to share.

It is yours too!

Come with us to the Prado Museum for an emotional an exciting experience!

So many paintings and so many stories..
What is hidden behind all those masterpieces and their creators?

The Prado is a universal heritage to share.

It is yours too!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This tour starts during the free admission of the museum, so there’s no need to pay an entrance fee.

On Sundays and holidays the tour starts at 16h.

The Free Prado Tour starts during the free admission of the museum. For that reason it’s important to stand in the line which is formed for the free entrance.
Due to the large number of visitors of the museum, we ask for your punctuality. That way you can locate your guide on time, and when all the group members arrive go to the line, as soon as it’s formed. Once we start the line on time, we can enjoy our time inside the museum to the fullest.

Thank you for your collaboration!

  • At 17.00 we will start the queue to enter the museum. During thethe queue, our guide will start the tour and tell us all about the museum, its history and how the tour will be inside the museum.

  • The Prado Museum only allow us to enter with 6 visitors per guide, so please confirm your reservation in all notifications that we send you before the tour.

The main artists in our Prado Museum Tour:

Prado Museum Tour

Francisco de Goya

Goya is the most featured artist in Prado. The museum has dedicated the
highest number of rooms for the works of this single artist.

Prado’s collection is the richest and most varied collection of Goya’s paintings in the world. That gives us the opportunity to get a deep knowledge of his art and to follow his evolution as a painter.

Goya’s art works are spread around the museum in three different floors of the southern block:

On the second floor: the tapestry boards and the first works of the painter.

On the main floor: his works until 1800, including the Two Majas.

On the ground floor: his late works (The Second and Third of May of 1808 and The Black Paintings).

Prado Museum Tour

Diego Velázquez

Prado keeps one of the biggest collections of works of this great painter. With
the tour, we’ll enter what may be the most visited room in the Prado Museum: room 12 in which hangs his masterpiece and one of the most widely analysed works in Western painting: ”Las Meninas”.

More than 360 years after it’s creation, historians and art critics still have doubts about the meaning and the hidden messages behind the painting.

“Las Meninas” is set in the study of Velázquez in the Real Alcázar of Madrid (the former Royal Palace of Madrid), where the king Philip IV lived with his family.

The painting portrays a variety of historical characters and represents a critical moment in the history of the Spanish monarchy. It’s complex and enigmatic composition wakes the curiosity of thousands, that visit the museum daily.

Prado Museum Tour

El Greco

This Greek artist has one of his best known works exposed on the walls of Prado Museum. He wasn’t truly recognized during his lifetime, it was much later when the artists of the Avant-garde started studying his work and gave it the value it deserves.

When El Greco arrives in Spain, he is already an experienced painter. The biggest part of his life he spends in the city of Toledo, where he develops his style and creates one of his most important works as a painter.

Later he also has a big contribution for the decoration of the monastery El Escorial (build by orders of king Philip II). With these paintings he proves to master completely the Venetian technique and the oil on canvas.

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Peter Paul Rubens:

The Flemish painter (considered to be the most influential artist of the
Flemish Baroque tradition) has a special place in Prado Museum. He was one of the most valued painters, recognized during his lifetime and had a remarkable influence on a number of artists that lived in his age and after.

He was deeply involved not only in the cultural life of Europe in the XVI and XVII century, but also in the political and social areas. Thanks to him the profession of the painter and the artist in general started to be a respected one in society ,something that the generations before him couldn’t
achieve.

During the tour you can observe the evolution of his style and the way he masters the oil technique with paintings like “Adoration of the Magi” and “The Three Graces”.

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Tintoretto

He is one of the main representatives of the Venetian school and probably the last great painter of the Italian Renaissance. His contemporaries both admired and criticized the speed and boldness of his brushwork. For his phenomenal energy in his painting he was called Il Furioso (“The Furious”).

His work is characterised by his bold use of perspective, dramatic gestures and the remarkable ability to portray motion in his paintings.

During the tour you can witness all that in oneof his most interesting works: “Christ Washing the Disciples’ Feet“.

Prado Museum Tour

El Bosco

Hieronymus Bosch is one of most enigmatic and influential artists of the Renaissance. His work contains fantastic illustrations of religious concepts and narratives. Because of his unique style, today he is seen as a hugely individualistic painter with deep insight into humanity’s deepest fears and desires.

During the tour you’ll have the privilege to see one of his most valued paintings. Due to the big appreciation of his art, shown by the Spanish king Philip II, Spain keeps the biggest number of Bosch’s originals.

In Prado you can see six of them, among which the triptychs: “The Garden of
Earthly Delights”, “Adoration of the Magi” and “The Haywain”.

The Prado Museum is a pioneer in the technical study of Bosch’s work, lead by Pilar Silva Maroto (Head of the Department of Conservation of Flemish Painting and the Northern Schools in Prado).

Book a Tour

Prado Museum Tour

You can ́t leave Madrid without visiting the Prado Museum!

Join us to discover the secrets of one of the most important art museums in the world and find out the stories hidden behind it ́s paintings.

This tour lasts around 3h.

Price

This tour is totally free!

But, if you want, you can help us to continue with our project.

Schedule

Tuesday to Saturday: Spanish 17:00

Sundays: English and Spanish 16:00

Languages

Our guides make the tour in Spanish and English.

You can do it in the language you prefer.

Location

See you next to Prado Museum.

In the statue of Goya.

Book a Tour

Prado Museum Tour

You can ́t leave Madrid without visiting the Prado Museum!

Join us to discover the secrets of one of the most important art museums in the world and find out the stories hidden behind it ́s paintings.

This tour lasts around 3h.

Price

This tour is totally free!

But, if you want, you can help us to continue with our project.

Schedule

Tuesday to Saturday: Spanish 17:00

Sundays: English and Spanish 16:00

Languages

Our guides make the tour in Spanish and English.

You can do it in the language you prefer.

Location

See you next to Prado Museum.

In the statue of Goya.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This tour starts during the free admission of the museum, so there’s no need to pay an entrance fee.

On Sundays and holidays the tour starts at 16h.

The Free Prado Tour starts during the free admission of the museum. For that reason it’s important to stand in the line which is formed for the free entrance.
Due to the large number of visitors of the museum, we ask for your punctuality. That way you can locate your guide on time, and when all the group members arrive go to the line, as soon as it’s formed. Once we start the line on time, we can enjoy our time inside the museum to the fullest.

Thank you for your collaboration!

  • At 17.00 we will start the queue to enter the museum. During thethe queue, our guide will start the tour and tell us all about the museum, its history and how the tour will be inside the museum.

  • The Prado Museum only allow us to enter with 6 visitors per guide, so please confirm your reservation in all notifications that we send you before the tour.

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