Hapsburgs Madrid Walking Tour w/ Prado Museum
Product Code: 2554-49123
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Highlights

  • • Madrid walking tour
  • • Prado Museum
  • • Multilingual official guide
  • • Free drink
  • • See the masterworks of El Greco, Francisco de Goya, and Hieronymus Bosch
  • • Admire the achitecture of the Hapsburg rulers
Tour Code
2554-49123
Duration
3.5 hours
Departure City
Madrid
End City
Madrid
Tour Type:
Walking/Hiking
Language:
English, Spanish
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Madrid

Discover the most emblematic buildings from the Renaissance and Baroque period of Madrid during this walking tour. The reign of the Hapsburg dynasty began with Charles I, who embellished the city with palaces and monuments. Later on, Philip II made Madrid the capital of Spain, and the city grew exponentially. The journey through the Renaissance and Baroque style buildings of this era is perhaps one of the most picturesque and representative of Madrid.

During the tour we will stop at one of the most emblematic cafes of Madrid, where you will be offered a drink.

The building that today houses the Museo Nacional del Prado was designed by architect Juan de Villanueva in 1785. It was constructed to house the Natural History Cabinet, by orders of King Charles III. However, the building's final purpose - as the new Royal Museum of Paintings and Sculptures - was the decision of the monarch's grandson, King Ferdinand VII, encouraged by his wife Queen Maria Isabel de Braganza. The Museo Nacional del Prado, opened to the public for the first time in November 1819. The museum's first catalog, published in 1819, included 311 paintings, although at that time its collection comprised just over 1,510 pictures from the various Reales Sitios (Royal Residences). The exceptionally important royal collection, which represents the foundation of the Museum's collection as we know it today, started to increase significantly in the 16th century during the time of Charles V and continued to thrive under the succeeding Habsburg and Bourbon Monarchs. It is down to them than nowadays we can contemplate in the Museum as greatest masterpieces as The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch, The Nobleman with his hand on his Chest by El Greco, Las Meninas by Velazquez and The Family of Carlos IV by Goya.

The visit will take place in chronological order, starting with the exhibit hall where the masterpieces of J. Bosch (El Bosco) (1450-1516): The Table of the 7 Deadly Sins, The Hay Wain, The temptations of San Antonio, The Stone of Madness and The Garden of Delights, to continue with the rooms devoted to the Greco (1540-1614): The gentleman's hand on his chest, The Trinity, Christ embraced the cross and The Annunciation. Velazquez (1599-1660): The Worship, Drunkards, Equestrian Portraits, the Forge of Vulcan, The Christ, The spinners, Spears and Las Meninas, ending with Goya (1746-1828): The family of Carlos IV Pictures, The Shootings of May 2, Pestles and Black Paintings.

Tips:
Tour ends at the Prado Museum.

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10:00AM Madrid San Nicolas street Calle San Nicolás, 15 28013 Madrid
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Multilingual official guide
  • Free drink
  • Entrance to Prado Museum

Package Excludes

  • Lunch, and beverages in addition to the free drink
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel pick-up, drop-off
  • All personal expenses
Special Notes
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
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* Adult: 16 and older
* Child: 6-15 years of age
* Participation is free for children below the age of 6.
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    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
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    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
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    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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