Starting in the iconic and central Puerta del Sol, we will start exploring Barrio de las Letras, an important local neighborhood of Madrid, nowadays, a chic bohemian area. You will discover the historical spots of this charming neighborhood on your way towards Prado Museum. Once we arrive to the Museum, we will skip the queue, entering directly. Before starting the tour inside the Museum, I will give you a short briefing of what we are going to discover together. I will show you the masterpieces that everyone should see when visiting the Prado Museum, but my main focus is to connect the history & development of Spain with the art collection. Discovering the historical periods of my country inside each painting, understanding the meaning and the importance of the topic at that time in history: From the Flemish painters that inspired the Hamburg family spreading their empire to the life in Madrid during the XVIII century admiring Goya’s paintings. The Museum collection includes: Love, Mythology and mysterious legends that would be fun to share with you. After the visit, you can stay in the Museum as long as you wish!
I am Andrea (https://www.airbnb.es/users/show/5420862) a History, Art Expert and Official guide of Madrid. With a degree in Tourism, I decided to specialise in Prado Museum itineraries a few years ago after taking a diploma of symbolism in art masterpieces. I was bored of the classical tours with no soul so I decided to create a mix of Art & Literature in this experience, combining the Museum and a walk of Barrio de las letras, one of the most important neighborhoods of Madrid!
Entrance to the Prado Museum
We will explore Barrio de las letras area learning legends and fun historical facts about this charming neighborhood. Also, you will be getting local tips to enjoy it fully during your stay. You will enter Prado Museum without queueing and then, Andrea will guide you around the main masterpieces mixed with her favorite ones!