This private Tour of Madrid Museum Tours is the best way to explore the contrasts of behaviour between the two dynasties that have ruled Spain (with brief interruptions) from 1516 until the present time, the Habsburgs and the Bourbons.
We will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the Prado Museum where we will begin a private tour of the most important art gallery in the world between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. The Prado exhibits masterpieces by brilliant artists such as Van der Weyden, Bosch, Titian, Greco, Rubens, Ribera, Velázquez, Murillo, Goya, Rosales, Sorolla among many others. This tour combines an instructive journey through the amazing history of Spain from Ferdinand and Isabella to the Romantic Era, with the fantastic development of the art of painting, from the “Quattrocento”’until the 19th century.
Thereafter, we will proceed to the Royal Palace where you will discover the luxurious lifestyle of the Bourbon kings and the wonderful creations of the royal workshops founded by the first Bourbon king of Spain. You will relish the valuable furniture, ravishing clocks, splendid frescoes, magnificent tapestries, original carpets, the highly appreciated porcelain room, royal collections, paintings by famous artists, beautiful sculptures … The Royal Palace visit ends at the Royal Armouries which highlight the armours of the early Spanish Habsburg dynasty, Charles I and his son Philip II, who with the help of masters Grosschaedel, Negroli and Helmschmied turned armoury design into works of art.
This unforgettable Private Tour ends with a relaxing sightseeing tour through the Spanish capital. We will drive to the charming Old Madrid which began to be built 450 years ago. We will admire the beautiful parks of Green Madrid (it should be noted that the Spanish capital is the European capital with the most parks and gardens). We will drive through the broad avenues of Madrid’s Habsburg dynasty, the Gran Via with its surprisingly interesting buildings based on the ”Prairie School architectural style”. We will visit the exclusive Barrio de Salamanca and its modern and elegant shops (ideal for”shopping”). We will proceed to the El Viso mid 20th century residential neighbourhood, built originally for poor people and later to become an urban zone for the wealthy. We will then arrive to the Chamartin district where the stadium of Real Madrid is located surrounded by top class restaurants.
Prices in €uros per tour, NOT per person (21 % VAT to be added)