This is the sort of tour for which we came to Spain. The docent, Almudena Cros, is a Ph.D. in art history, but has the rare gift in a teacher of being able to aim her talk to the level of the student. The secret of great teaching is the telling detail: Sorolla, a post-Impressionist, was among the first group of artists to have advantage of industrial pigments, so he did not have to make his own paints and could work outside.
Almudena has a whimsical and dead keen wit in Spanish and English, and is able to tie the art work to cultural and historical trends.
If we'd been in Madrid longer, we would have taken more of her tours. I recommend Across Madrid without reservation.
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The sort of tour for which we came to Spain