Visit without queues and in one day the Prado and Reina Sofia Museums
With our guided visits to the Prado Museum and Reina Sofia Museum, discover the most interesting works of art in Spain’s most important galleries.
Avoid the long ticket lines and enjoy the museums accompanied by expert guides who will supply you with ample information about the main masterpieces in both museums.
Guided visit to El Prado Museum
Our excursion will begin with the visit to the Prado Museum. This gallery hosts 8,000 works from the 12th to 20th centuries, of which about 2,000 are on public display. As it is impossible to see all these works in a single day, during our tour we will get to know the most celebrated works from the 15th to 19th centuries. If you’d like to see other works, you can do so at any other time during the day once the tour is over, since the ticket will allow you to enter the museum throughout the day.
We will tour through the Prado in chronological order, seeing the oldest paintings first and ending with the most recent.
We will see the “primitive paintings” (between the gothic and renaissance periods), including The Annunciation by Fra Angélico and The Descent from the Cross by Rogier Van der Weyden.
We’ll contemplate two masterpieces by The Bosco, an unclassifiable Dutch artist halfway between gothic and renaissance: The Garden of Earthly Delights Triptych and Table of the Seven Deadly Sins.
We will enjoy some paintings in the mannerism style of Doménikos Theotokópoulos, better known as El Greco, concentrating on two of his most relevant works: Saint Sebastian and The Adoration of the Shepherds.
We will appreciate the baroque realism of Diego Velázquez and his expertise in light with some of his most important paintings: The Feast of Bacchus, Vuncan’s Forge and Las meninas.
We will observe the masterpieces of Francisco de Goya, the great Spanish painter of the 18th century. Among his works, we’ll see The family of Carlos IV, The Naked Maja y The Clothed Maja, The 2nd of May in Madrid or “The Fight against the Mamelukes”, The 3rd of May 1808 in Madrid or “The executions” and we will finish by visiting the room with Goya’s black paintings, where we will find his paintings The drowning Dog, Fight to Death with Clubs or Saturn.
Upon finishing our guided tour of the Prado Museum, you will have free time to enjoy this impressive gallery on your own and enjoy other works by painters and masters such as Titian, Rubens, Murillo, Rafael, Tintoretto or Zurbarán, among others.
The entry ticket is valid for the entire day, so you can return if you wish after taking a break and regaining strength in order to enjoy a magnificent day in what is considered one of the best museums in the world.
After our tour of the Prado Museum we will walk to the nearby Reina Sofía Museum, dedicated to modern art.
Guided visit to the museum Reina Sofia
During our guided visit to the Reina Sofia Museum, we will see art in abstract, surreal, cubist and expressionist styles.
Out of the entire collection, we will focus on the representative works of these stylistic movements and of the main Spanish artists.
By Pablo Picasso, we will see Le compotier (Fruit Bowl), Woman´s Head and his great masterpiece, Guernika.
We will also focus on the works of Juan Gris, Joan Miró and Dalí, especially his painting Face of the Great Masturbator.
We will have free time to observe paintings by other celebrated artists, such as Sorolla, Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Diego Rivera, Alexander Calder, Roberto Matta, Mark Rothko, Antonio López García, Antoni Tàpies, Miquel Barceló or Sam Francis.
As our excursion will end before lunchtime, if you like you can grab something to eat in the area and return to the museums on your own in the afternoon.
We hope that upon completing the guided visit to these two museums, you will have the satisfaction of having seen and learned about some of the most important works of art in the world from the 15th century to modern time. Without doubt, this visit will fill you with memories that will last a lifetime.