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Prado Walking Tour in Madrid

Prado Walking Tour in Madrid

During this three-hour small group overview of the Prado Museum with an art historian, you will receive a broad, contextual introduction to this exciting collection, arming you with the tools for a more in-depth study at a later date. The group will be small (never more than 6 people), so you'll have plenty of time for questions as you windy our way through the galleries.

Please Note: You must order both the Adult Rate and the per-person museum admission tickets.

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Private Prado Walking Tour in Madrid

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Tour/Activity Details

Length

3 hours

Time

10:15 am on Monday, Friday & Sunday

5 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required. Minimum 2 Persons Per Order. Minimum age is 13. Please Note: You must order both the Adult Rate and the per-person museum admission tickets. This tour does not offer hotel pick ups or drop offs. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Description

Itinerary

Your tour begins by exploring the paintings that once formed part of the private collections of Spanish monarchs. These works form the core of the Prado's collections and include such masterpieces as The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch and The Descent from the Cross by Roger van der Weyden, two of the most important paintings in the museum.

You'll trace Spanish history through the art of the Prado, following the Habsburg dynasty in Spain, and learn how Charles V and his son Philip II became prominent patrons of Italian artists such as Titian. Your guide will look closely at Titian's powerful portraits of both regents and compare and contrast the way in which he depicted father and son as you decode the political and religious components of each painting.

This tour will also learn about Velazquez - court painter and artistic advisor to King Philip IV (grandson of Philip II) - and his influence over many of the works commissioned and acquired for the royal collection. You'll look closely at the artist's own works, particularly his famous Las Meninas.

Finally, the tour finishes in the Goya rooms, where you can review the relationships between artists and their royal patrons as the group studies such works as The Family of Charles IV, a family portrait dated c. 1800 with interesting political connotations. At the end of the tour, you'll have a deep appreciation for the variety of masterpieces contained within the Prado.

5 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required. Minimum 2 Persons Per Order. Minimum age is 13. Please Note: You must order both the Adult Rate and the per-person museum admission tickets. This tour does not offer hotel pick ups or drop offs. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Event Date:

October 27, 2017

Desired Time:

10:15 AM