Highlights of the Prado Museum

Observe works from the Prado Museum like you NEVER have before, with one of the most sought after art guides in Madrid.

From the moment you sign on, it is as if you have just become part of a secret society that is privy to classified art information. At times it feels as if your guide has travelled in time to observe the artists’ process and has just come back to tell you their secrets. 

Your guide will take you through the Prado museum not only to see its highlights, but also to give you their historical and cultural context, and their juicy personal details. You will survey the fascinating masterpieces on the VIP list by El Greco, Rubens, Raphael, Da Vinci, Titian and Goya. Then, you will dive into the depths of two paintings, The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch and Las Meninas by Velazquez, two of the most emblematic paintings of the Prado.

Your guide will show you pictures of their details, analysed using x-ray methods, reflectography, and infra-red technology, giving you an in-depth analysis of these works, something that a walking tour simply cannot provide. 

Whether you are a novice or a long time art lover, this inspirational and exclusive virtual experience will have you savouring its beauty well after the tour is over.

Art from the Prado Musuem Madrid Spain Study of Las Meninas by Velazquez X Ray Radiograph Insiders Travel
Art Prado Museum Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez Insiders Travel
Art Prado Museum Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch Insiders Travel
Art from Prado Museum Madrid Spain Adam and Eve Peter Paul Rubens
Art from Prado Museum Madrid Spain with a 2020 twist Maja with Mask Insiders Travel

A word on our guides…

Some of the most sought after art historians and guides visiting Spain’s art capital. They can tell you everything you need to know about the masterpieces and the lesser-known gems in each collection. More importantly, perhaps, they communicate their passion for those works in such a way that you find yourself sharing that enthusiasm. Our guides are are a small group of rare art historians who can take you beyond the mere facts of a painting – the life of the artist, their social context, their materials and methods – and help you actually see and feel it to its full effect.

Our guides are graduates in Art History, with years of experience and certified guides to the art institutions of Madrid, from the Prado, to the Thyssen-Bornemisza to the Reina Sofia museums and beyond.

What to Expect

Art Prado Museum The Clothed Maja by Goya Insiders Travel

Private tour with one of Madrid’s most knowledgeable art historians and guides

Art Prado Museum Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch Insiders Travel

Learn about the artist’s process as if you were hearing about it from Bosch, El Greco, Goya, Velázquez, Rubens and more.

Art Prado Museum Las Meninas Reflectography Study Insiders Travel

X-rays, reflectographs, infra-red images…an in-depth look at some of the Prado Museum’s most emblematic works.

Details & Booking

Price: Your private session is US$ 250 / £ 195 / 215 € / AU$ 352 , from 1 to 10 people.

Start Time: To be arranged with you!

Duration: 1 hour

***Please sign in to the class 10 minutes before start time

What’s included: Class lead by renowned Madrid art historian, class on Zoom

  • This class is held on Zoom. If you aren’t familiar with the platform, we would be delighted to send you information on how to get started and linked up!
  • When you visit us in the future, your guide can take you to physically visit these pieces!


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Amazing Virtual Tour of the Prado

“Just did a wonderful art history virtual tour of the Prado Museum in Madrid. Our guide Teresa was extremely knowledgeable and articulate. The paintings she highlighted were some of Spain’s greatest masterpieces. Our group was intrigued the entire hour. I would highly recommend this tour to experts and novices alike.”

September 2020

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Wonderful virtual art history tour

“In these crazy COVID times, I signed up for a virtual tour experience with a number of friends. The 5 senses – an Art Tour exceeded my expectations and was even better than being at the Prado museum in Madrid. Our tour guide Teresa, was an expert in the art of Spain. She guided us thru the paintings of the most famous Spanish’s artists while also giving us unique insight into several of the masterpieces. It was really fun sharing this one hour Zoom experience with our friends. I highly recommend this tour for anyone with even a mild interest in art!”

September 2020

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Prado Tour with Teresa

Teresa gave a wonderful tour of the Prado. Teresa is well-versed in art history. She gave us an excellent tour of the Prado, hitting the highlights and explaining the nuances and implications of the most significant paintings. We are not art experts and she made everything so interesting. Her wealth of knowledge was topped only by her delightful personality. I would recommend this tour to anyone regardless of their level of art experience.

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A delightful Prado Tour

Joanna Wivell of Insider’s Madrid Tours is an excellent organizer. About a year before our trip, I contacted her about several tours that she offered. She was quick to answer and supply lots of extra information. We ( 2 couples) decided on a tour of the Prado. Joanna set up the tour with Teresa. Teresa is an enthusiastic and personable art lover. She quickly steered us through the crowds to the most important art of the museum. She explained in detail and with some humorous stories the history of the art. Our time at the Prado flew by and we were enthralled every minute. If you are in Madrid and have some free time, you can’t go wrong with Joanna and her excellent staff.

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Kate Bacon

Professionalism, Quality, Value

“I recently attended “Highlights of the Prado, Virtual Experience”, my first insight into the Prado in Madrid led by an art historian. How wonderful to be transported to Madrid in these times of Covid when we are unable to physically travel! The tour leader was engaging and provided insight into the chosen paintings, including showing us how they were created using X-ray imaging. It was lovely to be in the company of like-minded people from across the globe on Zoom. Thank you Jo!”