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Royal Palace and Prado Museum: Transfer Included

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Visit two of Madrid’s most important sights in a half day morning tour. Avoid the queues and explore both sites with a local guide. Enter the Royal Palace and admire one of the best preserved palaces in Europe. Discover the Prado Museum and see some of the most important artworks by artists such as El Bosco and Goya

Highlights

  • Visit one of the most beautiful and best preserved palaces in Europe.
  • The Palace was the official residence of the Spanish Monarchy from 1765 to 1931.
  • The Museo Nacional del Prado is an international reference museum of European painting and the most important art gallery.
  • The Museo Nacional del Prado displays more than 1.300 works.

Included

  • Bilingual tour in English and Spanish.
  • Radio guide system.
  • Admission to the Royal Palace.
  • Admission to the Prado Museum. Ticket valid for 1 day, until closing time.
  • “Skip the line” access.
  • Transfer between the Royal Palace to the Prado Museum.

Excluded

  • Food and drinks, unless specified.
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off.

Please Note

  • Keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot, we recommend you to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Royal Palace and Prado Museum visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Palace Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
  • The itinerary is subject to change due to the official acts to be celebrated in the palace.
  • It is possible that some of the paintings that are in our program were not available, despite belonging to the permanent collections of the three museums, because it was assigned for some exhibition, in this case, would be replaced by another painting with a similar artistic value.

Restrictions

  • In order to cancel the booking with no penalties you must contact us at least 72 hours in advance.

Essential Information

  • This tour starts from Julià Travel Gray Line Spain in Madrid city center. Please refer to your documentation for more information.
  • It will not be necessary to print the voucher

Skip the lines and dive right into the history of Royal Palace. Did you know its size doubles the one of Buckingham Palace? Build in an Italian baroque style, it was the former residence of the Spanish Monarchy from 1766 to 1931. Nowadays, it still is a great example of the establishment of Madrid as the capital of the kingdom.

Today, it holds the most important receptions of the Spanish Crown. Know the audiences, dinner parties and signature of agreements celebrated through the years. Walk around the Armory Square. Marvel at the beautiful tapestries and elegant furniture. Follow your guide through the Grand Staircase, the Throne Room and the Banqueting Hall, among others. Once the guided tour finishes, board your bus to go to the Prado Museum.

Follow your guide through the Museum on a visit of the most important paintings. Admire great European artworks by el Bosco, el Greco, Velazquez, Goya and Rubens. Discover the aim of the original building and why it changed to hold one of the most important art galleries in the world. The current exhibition holds more than 1.000 paintings of four different centuries.

Given that for a first time visitor this can be overwhelming, let your guide show you around the site and learn about some of the most important works and its backstories. Did you know the royal collection represents the museum’s foundation? After the guided tour board a bus to go to the Prado Museum.

Please note: some of the paintings might not be available despite belonging to the permanent collection for reasons out of our control. In those cases, the itinerary will be modified to comprise another painting with similar artistic value and significance.

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