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Madrid Highlights Tour and Prado Museum


    Tour operator: Julia Travel     1 day     Travel method: Bus     Region: Madrid

Check in at our office and board one of our air conditioned coaches for a journey through the city. Do not forget to bring your camera or Smartphone! Leave Plaza de Oriente and head to the magnificent Puerta de Toledo. Did you know its construction dates back from the Napoleonic era? See the oldest bridge in Madrid and drive next to the Manzanares River, from where you will have great views of the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral. Pass by Plaza Mayor, once the center of Old Madrid and now the oldest square in the city. First build during the Habsburg period, it was the hearth of Madrid at the time. Spot significant sights such as the Puerta de Sol on our way to Paseo del Prado. Marvel at the most artistic street in the city and look at the Prado Museum. Drive by Cibeles Fountain, where Real Madrid fans celebrate the team victories. Do not miss Puerta de Alcalá, the most famous of the five ancient gates into the city. You will make a stop for pictures at Las Ventas bullring and your guide will share some insights on the same. The last sights you will see on the first part of the tour are the Santiago Bernabéu stadium and the important streets of Paseo de la Castellana and Gran Vía, well-known as the Broadway of Madrid. But no trip to Madrid would be completed without a visit to the Prado Museum. Thus, a local guide will pick you up from our office for a tour to the same. 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? Once your guided tour finishes you can stay inside the museum for as long as you wish. Remember your ticket is valid for the day.






What is included

* Air conditioned motor coach.
* English/Spanish Official guide.
* Entrance and guided tour to Prado Museum. Ticket is valid for 1 day, until closing time.
* Monolingual guided tour at Prado Museum (April to October); Bilingual guided tour (November to March)
* Individual radioguided system for Prado Museum guided tour.

What do I need to bring

* From 1st november 2019 until 31st March 2020, the Prado Museum visit will be bilingual on a daily basis.
* Please note that the tour ends at Prado Museum.
* Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot. We recommend you to wear comfortable shoes.
* Prado Museum visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Museum Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
* 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.
* We will make convenient stops to rest and take pictures at Plaza Mayor, Debod’s Temple and Las Ventas Bullring, if the weather permits and always accompanied by our guide.
* Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to the events to be celebrated in the City (demonstrations, sport events, cultural events, oficial acts and public works).
* Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.





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* Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.


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1 day

What is included

* Air conditioned motor coach.
* English/Spanish Official guide.
* Entrance and guided tour to Prado Museum. Ticket is valid for 1 day, until closing time.
* Monolingual guided tour at Prado Museum (April to October); Bilingual guided tour (November to March)
* Individual radioguided system for Prado Museum guided tour.

What do I need to bring

* From 1st november 2019 until 31st March 2020, the Prado Museum visit will be bilingual on a daily basis.
* Please note that the tour ends at Prado Museum.
* Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot. We recommend you to wear comfortable shoes.
* Prado Museum visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Museum Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
* 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.
* We will make convenient stops to rest and take pictures at Plaza Mayor, Debod’s Temple and Las Ventas Bullring, if the weather permits and always accompanied by our guide.
* Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to the events to be celebrated in the City (demonstrations, sport events, cultural events, oficial acts and public works).
* Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.

Attention

* Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.


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