You’ll meet your local guide and a small group of 20 fellow travelers in front of the Circulo de Bellas Artes - one of Europe’s most important cultural centers - then set off on a stroll down Madrid’s most famous street, the Paseo del Prado. As you walk along this beautiful boulevard and see iconic monuments, such as the Cibeles Palace, Central Bank and the fountains of Neptune and Apollo, you’ll learn how the kings and queens of two separate royal dynasties gave this area much of its monumental splendor.
Your city stroll ends on the steps of the Prado, one of the world’s greatest art museums. Skip the line and enjoy a full tour of the museum’s highlights, including works by Goya, Velazquez, El Greco, and Hieronymus Bosch. Whether you are a seasoned art lover or have never set foot in a museum, your guide will introduce you to some of the greatest works of Western art in a way that is both accessible and engaging. There is no better way to experience this museum.
This is the perfect tour for anyone who wants to get an inside look at the cultural patrimony of this great city with a local expert on hand to give you all the background and context behind the things you see and experience.
Monumental Madrid - Passeo del Prado; Cibeles and Neptune Fountains; Banco de España
Prado Museum Masterpieces, including Las Meninas by Velázquez