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Madrid: Royal Palace Tour with Optional Royal Collections

1. Madrid: Royal Palace Tour with Optional Royal Collections

Embark on a guided 2-hour tour of Madrid's Royal Palace. Admire art pieces by Giordano and Goya while exploring the palace at a peaceful time of day alongside an expert guide with in-depth knowledge about the home to Spanish Royals past and present.  Start at the Opera Metro Station in Plaza de Isabel II, home to the Teatro Royal, where you will meet your guide. After a picturesque walk through Plaza de Oriente, enjoy skip-the-line privileges before entering the palace. Relish visits to the Throne Room, Banquet Hall, and Private Royal apartments. Be amazed as to how these rooms are brought to life in an engaging and fascinating way by your professional guide. Marvel at exclusive works of art by Giordano and Goya, as well as historical articles such as historic tapestries, suits of armor, and ornate swords. Take in in the building's 19th-century design and beautiful floral layout, which serves as an excellent backdrop for memorable photos. Depending on the option selected, continue with a guided tour inside Royal Collections Gallery. This museum has the most important collections from the Crown of Spain. You will visit all the rooms where you can enjoy paintings and tapestries of very important painters such as El Bosco, Titian, El Greco, Ribera, Velázquez or Caravaggio. You will also visit the Royal Armory, one of the most important in Europe, and enjoy thousands of pieces of royal furniture, musical instruments and games that show you the daily life in the Palace.

Madrid: Reina Sofía Museum Guided Tour

2. Madrid: Reina Sofía Museum Guided Tour

Meet your guide at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid. Dedicated to Spanish art, highlights of the museum include super collections of Spain's three greatest 20th-century artists - Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró. Get a close look at Picasso's "Guernica" mural-sized oil painting, regarded by many as one of the most powerful anti-war works of art in history. Learn about 20th-century art movements, such as abstract art, cubism, surrealism, and modernism, and admire important works by principal artists in a beautiful museum that was formerly an elegant hospital building. Take a look at the vaulted hallways, and enjoy a walk in the gardens to admire the building from the outside. Explore the hallways and galleries of the museum with your guide, and learn how and why the talented artists on display created their art. Once the guided visit is over, you can stay inside the museum, where you are free to continue exploring it independently. Along with stunning works from Spain, the museum puts on temporary exhibitions by international artists in its many galleries, making it one of the world's largest museums for modern and contemporary art.

Madrid: IKONO Ticket — A Sensory and Photographic Experience

3. Madrid: IKONO Ticket — A Sensory and Photographic Experience

Live a different sensory journey in each room where you will enjoy a collection of different worlds and come into contact with unique smells, colors and touches. Let the digital and the original merge in an unrepeatable place for your photos. Make each space your own, transforming it into a unique place in the world. Disconnect and enjoy the approximately 60-minute experience intensely.

Madrid: Thyssen Museum Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

4. Madrid: Thyssen Museum Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Do a tour of Madrid's Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and see works by some of the world’s most famous artists. Meet your guide near the museum, and follow them inside without having to stand in line. Stroll around the museum and learn about the history of European painting from over 1000 pieces of art. Begin by meeting your guide and your group at a Starbucks near the museum. Make your way over to the museum, and enjoy the luxury of skipping the line and entering straight away. Listen to your guide explain the history and meaning behind this collection of masterpieces.  Learn about styles, periods, and ideas that cross Western painting over centuries. Better understand landscape and genre painting, especially frequent themes of the Dutch school of the 17th century and the American school of the 19th century. See works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, and more.

Madrid: Prado & Reina Sofía Museums Guided Tour

5. Madrid: Prado & Reina Sofía Museums Guided Tour

Make the most of your day by visiting the two most important museums of Madrid and of the entire national territory: the Prado & the Reina Sofía. Enjoy a full guided tour through these two art galleries and end up your day being an expert in Spanish history and art! Learn about the history of the Prado hand in hand with your guide, and admire the dazzling display of works by the greatest European masters such as Velázquez, Goya, Raphael, and Rubens, among many others. You will have the opportunity to discover a vast collection of art dating from the 12th century up to the end of the 20th century. Then you will be visiting the Reina Sofía Museum, where you will see artworks by Spain’s top 20th-century artists, including Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. Your guide will provide commentary on the different artistic movements from this period, going from Abstract Art to Cubism, to Surrealism and Modernism.

Madrid: Street Art Tour with Local Graffiti Hunter

6. Madrid: Street Art Tour with Local Graffiti Hunter

Explore the street art scene of Madrid on a guided tour of the multicultural neighborhoods of Lavapiés, Embajadores and La Latina. Listen to insider information from a local graffiti writer who collaborates with CALLE Lavapies, Urvanity and Muros Tabacalera street art festivals. Then, stroll through the streets of Lavapiés to see graffiti art by some of the city's urban artists. Continue down Calle Argumosa and Calle de Embajadores to look at the walls of the former tobacco factory of La Tabacalera. Learn about the different free workshops offered in photography, dance, yoga, cycling, longboarding and more. Receive an insider's guide to the street art of veteran artists at Esta es una Plaza, or up and coming new talents at Calle Sombrete.

Private guided tour Royal Palace & Royal Collections Gallery

7. Private guided tour Royal Palace & Royal Collections Gallery

In the Royal Palace, currently used for state ceremonies and solemn acts, your guide will show you the main rooms. It has more than 2,500 rooms, it has Stradivarius musical instruments that are more than 300 years old, and precious embroidered tapestries at the Santa Bárbara tapestry factory in Madrid, among other wonders. We will visit the great main staircase that takes us from the entrance to the King's apartments, where in one of them the international meetings of the monarch Felipe VI with the foreign leaders who visit our country are held. Later we will discover the most private rooms of the King and Queen next to the Great Gala Dining Room prepared to accommodate 144 diners. The royal collections also include a fantastic Porcelain Room and a spectacular Royal Chapel frescoed by Corrado Giaquinto. The Throne Room will be our last stop where we can admire the wonderful fresco by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Then they will head to the new Royal Collections Gallery, the most important museum project in Spain in decades. Enjoy a journey through culture in an exceptional building, through a selection of more than 650 works of enormous relevance, including paintings, sculptures, armor, tapestries, decorative arts or floats signed by masters of the stature of El Greco, Caravaggio, Velázquez, Tiepolo or Goya.

Madrid: Reina Sofia Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Museum Tour

8. Madrid: Reina Sofia Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Museum Tour

In the 1990s, a former hospital was renovated and turned into the Reina Sofia, home to 20th century art mostly from Spanish artists. Your expert guide will discuss the various artistic movements on display here, including abstractionism, cubism, surrealism and modernism. Learn all about Spain’s most famous artistic export, Pablo Picasso, while standing in front of his world-changing painting, “Guernica.” You’ll see works by Joan Miró, like “The Man with a Pipe,” as well as Salvador Dali’s “Face of the Great Masturbator,” learning about the techniques and stories behind these sometimes offbeat works of art. Your guide will situate all of these works in their larger social and political contexts, allowing you to understand how events like the Spanish Civil War shaped these artists lives and works. By the end, you’ll have experienced one of Spain’s and the world’s, most exquisite collections of contemporary art, which no trip to Madrid should go without.

Madrid: Street Art Bike Tour

9. Madrid: Street Art Bike Tour

During this tour you will learn about the history of street art and the techniques that graffiti artists use while decorating the walls, mettal shutters and other elements present in the cities. Muelle (lit. Spring of a mattress) is considered as the pioneer of the graffiti movement in Madrid and you will observe a tag which is still preserved from 1989. A very young fellow who participated in the establishment of a new cultural movement in town. Once the first part of your visit is completed and the bicycle safety instructions explained, you will head towards Alonso Martinez, where the first piece created by Boa Mistura is photographed. This crew, born and raised in the outskirts of Madrid, has participated in street art projects all around the world and is considered by many as one of the most important designing agencies in the country. On your way to Malasaña, you will cross the artwork of national artists who participated in the 2017 edition of Pinta Malasaña, a street art festival which colors this trendy neighborhood during the month of April. Plaza Dos de Mayo is the center of it and "Bolardo Voy, Bolardo vengo" a colorful display of traffic elements which will surprise you. There will also be time to visit Solar Antonio Grilo and Esto es una Plaza by bike, both local hubs created for and by the community of Lavapiés and Noviciado areas. These urban gardens full of street art were once abandoned places and now example to other communities around the globe on how to implement hybrid economy systems. This tour will show you the interventions of street artists such as El Rey de la Ruina, Cassassola, Ze Carrión, Por Favor and many more.

Madrid: Guided Tour of the Royal Collections Gallery

10. Madrid: Guided Tour of the Royal Collections Gallery

There are about 650 pieces on display out of an inventory of more than 70,000; are you going to miss it?We will all meet next to the information office of the royal palace with a red umbrella. Then we will walk to the entrance which is about 3 minutes away.Did you know that the Gallery has been closed for a long time due to the size of the palace inventory?size of the palace inventory? And also did you know that it had its origin at the end of the reign ofElizabeth II? In this gallery there are 3 floors divided into the dynasties of the Trastámara and Habsburg,Bourbons, and temporary exhibitions where you can see the most unimaginable objects. Forfor example, you can see the mysterious carriage from the court of Charles II, gigantic columns from the old convent ofMontserrat convent or the luxurious crown of the Virgin of Atocha, among many others.Right now, you can visit some collection cars until June 2024. Amongthe most curious is an SUV given by Hitler to Franco in 1940. It ends on floor -3 in the area of temporary exhibitions where you can leave through the Cuesta de la Vega.Cuesta de la Vega or return by the elevator to floor 0.There is also a store where you can buy souvenirs and the fantastic guide of the gallery.

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We moved quickly from gallery to gallery, because there is SO much to see. Our tour guide was armed with many interesting insights and helped us understand the context of the paintings. She gave us nearly an hour to explore the Prado on our own before we walked over to the Reina Sofia Museum.

such cool pictures and such a unique experience. worth the price and the staff were super kind. you are able to check in your items free of charge as well and they keep the place super warm!

Amazing experience! Leon, our tour guide, was supper funny, kind and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!

Very cool tour, discovered a side of Madrid that’s both hidden and inspiring! Definitely recommended!

This was a highlight tour for me for sure ! The knowledge and enthusiasm of Art was infectious!