Madrid Museum Tours offers an unforgettable private tour through an unusual and little-known Madrid including the Royal Palace and the famous museums Prado, Thyssen Bornemisza and Reina Sofia.
This interesting private tour will take you to the spot where the medieval Madrid fortress was founded by the Umayyad dynasty. We will also discover the most charming maze of Old Madrid with its narrow streets, ancient houses and recently restored palaces. We will appreciate the original laminated signs that reveal the history of every street, taverns that keep alive the most pleasant ways of the locals, “wine hopping and tapas”, among other surprising details that usually go unnoticed for individual travelers and considerably enrich their enjoyment and knowledge of Madrid.
Then we will visit the Royal Palace which is right next to where the Umayyads built their fortress.
We will continue with our private tour of the three outstanding museums of Madrid: the Prado, the most important art gallery in the world between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries which includes masterpieces of brilliant artists as Van der Weyden, Bosch, Titian, El Greco, Rubens, Ribera, Velazquez, Murillo, Goya, Rosales, Sorolla, etc; the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum, whose building is an example of converting a palace into a modern art gallery, a great work of the renowned spanish architect Rafael Moneo. It offers an unsurpassed collection of Romance paintings, interesting works by Protestant Flemish masters of the seventeenth century, great nineteenth-century American painters, eclectic paintings by the most renowned Impressionists, a vast collection of Dresden, Berlin and Munich Expressionist painting schools and excellent pictures belonging to the varied and highly inspired twentieth century art movements. We will proceed to the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia which is housed in a building that is a bright contrast between its severe neoclassical facade (it was the first hospital in Madrid built by the famous architect F. Sabatini) and the protruding transparent lifts conceived by Ian Ritchie and Owe Arup. You will be able to admire an amazing building sprung from the imagination of Jean Nouvelle, one of the gurus of modern architecture. All this constitutes a worthy setting for the presentation of Picasso’s Guernica (a masterpiece of twentieth century art) and selected works of Spanish expressionist masters, Juan Gris, Joan Miro and Salvador Dali. In the end, you will be delighted to have chosen this entertaining and informative Tour of Madrid Museum Tours.
Prices in €uros per Tour, not per Person (21 % VAt to be added )