Art Museum Tour in Madrid

Art Museum Tour in Madrid

The travel company Privet Madrid conducts the tours accompanied by our licensed guides. You can choose to visit Museo del Prado, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia or Palacio Real (Royal Palace).

The judges of art will find the trips to the museums of Madrid as the travel to another world full of talent, imagination and fantasy. The trip with the licensed guide will give you the possibility to see the pictorial heritage of humanity and hear the amazing stories about picture creation.

Museo del Prado

 

This museum is one of the most important world’s art collections, equal both in quantity and in quality to such grand ones as Tretyakov Gallery, The Museum of Louvre or Vatican collections. In our time the exhibit rooms and store-rooms of Prado keep more than 6000 paintings, about 500 sculptures and creations of jeweller’s art.

The museum’s building itself, located on the territory of the park (having the same name), presents the masterpiece of neoclassicism. It was built in 1808. Initially, the edifice had to form the Museum of Natural Sciences, but the unstable international climate and the war with France had foiled these plans. So, for a long time the building was empty. In 1819 it turned to the Museum of Science and Art. For the first years of work it presented 311 paintings (mainly religious, as it was the most popular painting school at that time). Later on, all the rules helped to enlarge the museum’s collection, as they (as well as the church) were then the main keepers of art objects. Of course, Museo del Prado presents not only the works of Spanish painters.

Spanish school of painting of Museo del Prado is represented by such world-famous masters as Goya, Velasquez and El Greco. The museum represents El Greco’s paintings “Trinity” and “Epiphany”. Velasquez is presented by his masterpieces- the portraits of the royal family and the famous people of that age. The Italian art school in its´ Golden Age is widely represented by the works of Botticelli, Rafael, Titian, Sartre, etc.

The museum also keeps many famous paintings of the Flemish masters, such as Bosch, Rembrandt, Vandyke, and Rubens. Here you can see the famous pictures of Rubens “Adam and Eve”, “The rape of Europa” and “The three Graces”. The paintings of museum cover the period from the XII to the middle of XIX century.

Museo del Prado forms the part of “golden triangle” of the “must-excursions” in Madrid, along with Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Near Museo del Prado you can see a small but cozy church, the monument to the famous Spanish painter Fransisco Goya. Even people remote from pictorial art won´t remain indifferent to the works of art represented in the museum.

Royal Palace of Madrid

 

The royal palace is certainly the most magnificent building in Madrid. Although it is considered the residence of Spanish Royal family, the palace is used exceptionally for the holding of state receptions and formal ceremonies. It is worth to pay attention both to the interior of the castle (old portraits, tapestry, frescos, excellent marble furniture) and its´ exterior design (namely, to the Sabatini´s Gardens). Palacio Real is opened at any time of the year. You should certainly visit this place of interest to be filled with the atmosphere of grandeur and power of Spanish Monarchy.

The Reina Sofia Museum

 

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia is one of the most favorite tourist´s places of interest. No one judge of art will pass it over. The art collection of museum includes both the modern works of art and the paintings of such famous masters as Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso (“Guernica”) and Juan Miro. In recent years, the number of visitors of this museum has increased a lot, allowing it to join the “twenty” of the most popular world´s museums. Everyone will like the various and many-sided pictures of this museum.

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

 

Madrid can boast of the large state art gallery. This establishment is called Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

The museum disposes of the beautiful collection of Italian primitivism´s representatives. It also keeps the masterpieces of German, Dutch and English painters. Moreover, there is a unique exposition of American and European painters of the second part of last century within the walls of the museum. Neither Reina Sofia nor Museo del Prado can compete with it in these characteristics.

It´s interesting that till the first half of the XX century (namely, till 1933), this gallery represented the large exhibition, owned by the private holder. Everything changed in the twenties, when Henry Thyssen-Bornemisza started to buy up the pictures in large quantities. At that time, the baron owned a large capital, as he was a great manufacturer. The most of the pictures was located in the building ashore the Lugansk lake (some distance away from the tourist´s routes). Many years after the beginning of collecting, in 1986, the baron decided to transfer his collection to another place. So, the pictures came to Madrid. In 1993 the State redeemed them from the private property.

Destinations

1-4 pax. /€

5-8 pax. /€

9-55 pax. /€

Museo Prado Tours (2 hours)

160, 00 €

160, 00 €

on request

Royal Palace Tours (2 hours)

160, 00 €

160, 00 €

on request

Reina Sofía Tours (2 hours)

160, 00 €

160, 00 €

on request

Thyssen-Bornemisza Tours (2 hours)

160, 00 €

160, 00 €

on request

Entrance tickets are not included on the price

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