Master Class at the Prado

This 3 hour Master Class in the Prado Museum will save you time trying to navigate the rooms and help you focus on key artworks as we explore and discuss the highlights of the collection.

Learn about exquisite 15th century panels produced in the Netherlands, the artistic revolution of the Venetian Renaissance, and the personal struggles of Spanish masters such as Velazquez and Goya. The story of how this collection was formed is crucial to our understanding of Spanish history and politics.

We explore themes such as patronage, history of taste and fashion and artistic techniques. Together, we decipher the underlying messages and the artistic legacy from Old Masters that are contained within a selection of paintings. We decode the layers of meaning and discuss the inspiration behind some of the masterpieces in this world-class Museum.

This is a truly engaging learning experience designed and led by a fully qualified Art History university professor, Dr. Almudena Cros (BA Hons, MA, PhD Warwick University), with extensive experience and specialist knowledge.  Almudena has lived in Venice and Rome, so she is very familiar with Italian art and culture, and her Master's degree was on Venetian Art, one of the strengths of the Prado collection.  

The Prado is our classroom, and you will thoroughly enjoy this interactive lesson. You will come out with a new appreciation for Art.

Length: 3 hours. Maximum group size: 7 people.

Prices:

Group tour prices
Please note that we run our tours even if there is just one person signed up, so there is no minimum number of participants.  Standard price for up to 3 people in the group is 70 euros per adult and decrease according to the number of people booking the tour (see discounts for students, seniors or children): 
70 euros for adults
60 euros for students or senior citizens (over 65 years) 
50 euros for children under 18 (children under 4 free of charge)
Booking 4 people: 60 euros per adult
Booking 5 people: 55 euros per adult
Booking 6 to 8 people: 50 euros per adult

Private tour prices
If you would like a guaranteed private tour, a supplement of 50 euros will be added to the total price. 
 
For example, the cost for a private tour for 1 adult will be 70 plus 50 euros =120 euros, and a private tour for 2 people will be 140 plus 50 euros = 190 euros. 

Family Special offer
For family units of up to 6 members, including 2 or more children: 220 euros flat fee per family. This is a guaranteed private tour.

Prado tickets: 15 euros per adult - not included in the price.
Please bring your passport to qualify for a reduced entrance fee to the Museum (over 65 years old, children under 18 or students under 26 with a valid College or University ID)

No hidden charges: 21% VAT included in our prices.

Note: The Prado Museum does not allow photographs being taken inside the building.

Available days and starting times:
Please note that advance booking is required and that although we are flexible and can often accommodate last-minute bookings, it is best to book early to avoid disappointment. These are our suggested days and times:

Monday through Sunday including holidays: starting at 10:00.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: starting at 16:00.
Sunday and holidays: starting at 15:45.


To enquire about booking a Prado Museum Tour, click here.

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