At this accessible skip-the-line Prado and Reina Sofía Museum experience, your professional guide will take you through both museums where you will learn how and why these talented masters created their art. Meet your local tour guide and proceed directly inside; booking this private tour means you have skip-the-line privileges and will save valuable vacation time. We will focus on any pieces or artists that interest you and learn about the stories behind the masterpieces.
The Prado Museum is Madrid’s top cultural sight, and one of the world’s greatest art galleries. This ancient museum opened in 1819 as a Royal Museum of Painting and Sculpture. The Bicentenary was recently celebrated, a commemoration that will reveal the path covered from 1819 until today. The collection currently comprises around 7,600 paintings, 1,000 sculptures, 4,800 prints, and 8,200 drawings. In addition, they hold a large number of historic documents. During the tour, your knowledgeable guide will introduce you to the prestigious works of Bosch, such as Garden of Earthly Delights. Journey through the history of Spanish art and learn about The Third of May, by Goya and Las Meninas and Surrender at Breda (The Lances) by Velazquez.
Afterward, we will discover the treasure-house of contemporary and modern art, Reína Sofía Museum. Get to know the stories behind the famous works of contemporary artists such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró. The masterpiece by Picasso: Guernica, which is the most known work in the museum. Learn about the bombings and suffering experienced by people in Guernica and how this event shocked Picasso. Also admire the most acclaimed artworks in the 11,000 pieces collection of the museum. This includes the Man with a pipe, Miró, and Figure at the Window by Salvador Dalí. Moreover, this museum’s building is a refurbished old hospital building. Its vaulted hallways are the ideal place to discover some of the finest 20th-century Spanish art, from abstractionism to cubism, surrealism to modernism.
Highlights of the accessible skip-the-line Prado and Reina Sofía Museum experience:
- Skip the long lines at these popular museums
- Get expert explanations from an art historian guide
- Customize the visit to suit your interests
- Explore centuries of art history from across the world
- See masterpieces by Goya, Velazquez, Bosch,Velazquez, Picasso and Dalí