Guided tour at Prado Museum
When you walk into a museum, there are certain pieces you know you shouldn’t skip because someone told you about them, you read about them online or you learned about them in school.
But two hours later, after staring at countless paintings and sculptures, you feel lost, tired and frustrated because it all seems to have been a waste of time and you don’t understand what makes the artwork special.
A few more facts to top things off
Did you know that Prado Museum has more than 1,500 pieces on display in over 100 rooms?
That it is the best art museum in Europe? That it houses pieces dating back to between the 12th the 19th centuries?
That it features works by Spanish painters such as Juan de Juanes, Velázquez, Goya and Sorolla, and foreign artists like Rubens, Titian and Hieronymus Bosch?
Now close your eyes and imagine that you are there. Amazing, right?
Prado Museum can feel overwhelming.
But I have good news for you
It also boasts interesting tales and secrets that are easily discovered. How? With me, of course!
Here’s an example. What if I told you that a piece of jewelry that belonged to Spanish monarchs and Elizabeth Taylor appears in some of the paintings by Velázquez?
Or that Goya’s Black Paintings were exhibited at the Universal Exhibition of Paris in 1878 to sell them? In that case, what are they doing at the museum?
A painting is more than just paint
Visit Museo del Prado with a different perspective. Yes, we’ll talk about art, but a painting is more than just paint. It is also fashion, history, philosophy and society.
We will step back in time so you can decide how much, or how little, we have changed through the centuries.
Gaze at your reflection in Las Meninas, feel the fear in The garden of earthly delights, and fight the battle waged in the Third of May.
Above all, don’t waste your free time wandering around. Instead, spend it learning and enjoying yourself.
“This amazing activity revealed many aspects that usually go unnoticed. Time flew by and we simply wanted to continue learning more.” Javier
About the tour
- Price: €35 per person (museum admission not included)
- 90-minute private tour
- The reservation is confirmed when you receive my email message