3 MAIN MUSEUMS, ROYAL PALACE
AND MADRID WALK
Madrid Museum Tours offers an unforgettable and entertaining private walking tour through an unusual and little-known Madrid including personalized tours into Royal Palace of Madrid and the famous museums Prado, Thyssen Bornemisza and Reina Sofia.
This interesting full day 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 of ancient houses recently restored.
We will appreciate the original laminated street signs that reveal its history by one image, taverns that keep alive the most pleasant ways of the locals, wine and tasty tapas dishes, among other surprising details that usually go unnoticed for individual travelers and considerably enrich their enjoyment and knowledge of Madrid.
Our first private museum tour will be into 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 pinacotheque in the world of paintings 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.
At the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum your licensed guide of Madrid Museum Tours will share with you history, painting techniques and secrets of an unsurpassed collection of enjoyable works by 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 pieces belonging to the varied and highly inspired twentieth century art movements.
We will proceed to the last private tour of this exciting journey at Centro de Arte Reina Sofia which is housed in a building that has a bright contrast between its severe neoclassical façade (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 with the admirable new wing of the museum sprung from the imagination of Jean Nouvel, a big guru of modern architecture.
All this constitutes a worthy setting for the presentation of Picasso’s Guernica (the masterpiece of twentieth century art) and selected works of Spanish geniuses like Juan Gris, Joan Miro and Salvador Dali. In the end, you will be delighted to have chosen this entertaining and informative private Tour of Madrid Museum Tours which has been successfully carried out since 1997.