Let’s explore Madrid and finish the tour with Prado Museum artistic visit! By luxurious coach, we will move from one Madrid’s neighborhood to another. English or spanish speaking guide will escort you to explore from medieval part of the city to the present modernity in the city centre. Then, you will be served complimentary drink at the most famous cafe in Madrid, Hard Rock Cafe. Afterwards, we will start artistic nuance by skipping the queuing line at Prado Museum to enter the biggest house of European masterpieces in Spain! Enjoy your free time to explore the museum more after your tour guide closes the trip!
What you can expect
The tour that departs from Plaza de España combines city and artistic sightseeing in about 4 hours escorted tour. Start your morning tour by encircling Madrid city from the old to new parts of the city. Comfortable coach will drive you from Moorish quarter where you can see distinguish Arab patrimonial architecture - Arab Fortress, and see medieval ruins of Barrio de la Morería. Then your travel guide will take you to another neighborhood that is known as Los Austrias or Habsburg’s Madrid referring to the Habsburg Dynasty. We will definitely not miss the two main squares, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa.
Afterwards, we will explore Bourbon urban area designed by Carlos III - the Royal Palace, the Cibeles Fountain, Neptune Fountain and la Puerta de Alcalá. Going forward to contemporary area, we will visit Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana, Barrio Salamanca, Plaza de Castilla and Parque del Oeste. Then, coming back to the present, we will see modern landmarks: Ventas Bullfight Ring and Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. When the city tour is finished, we will relax at Hard Rock Cafe where you will be served free complimentary drinks.
The tour will be continued at Museu Nacional del Prado - architected by Juan de Villanueva in 1785. In about one and a half hour, your artistic expert guide will inform you in an easy way about the history of King Ferdinand VII - the commissioner of the museum, and also the most celebrated European maestros whose masterpieces are displayed, inter alia: The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch, The Nobleman with His Hand on His Chest by El Greco, Las Meninas by Velázquez, The Table of The 7 Sins by El Bosco, and many more. After the tour is closed, you will still be able to ramble around the museum privately.
Madrid Morning Tour and Prado Museum Tour with English and Spanish Speaking Guide