Madrid Art & Culture

The Trip

The perfect trip for art and culture lovers. Madrid is one of the world's great art cities. Spend a day in the three top museums: The Prado, the Reina Sofía and the Thyssen. Traditional and contemporary restaurants.

4 days / 3 nights

Trip starts and ends in Madrid

3 nights Madrid

Highlights

  • Discover Madrid's renowned museums with a private art guide
  • Private walking tour of historic Madrid
  • Artisan workshop tour
  • Private guided tours

Interesting

Picasso's Guernica is found in the Reina Sofía Museum. Picasso stipulated that the painting not be allowed in Spain until democracy was restored.

Madrid is a melting pot og Spanish cultures and cuisines. Food from every corner of the Iberian Peninsula is readily available in the tapas bars and restaurants.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Private Madrid Walking Tour. Visit the landmark streets and plazas of 16th- and 17th-century Madrid, including the Plaza Mayor and the neighborhoods surrounding it. Lunch at a traditional restaurant. Classical Spain Shopping Tour. Shopping for the best of Spain. For those who have too little time to find those special Madrid shops but want to enjoy expert guidance when sourcing the best of Spain; ceramics from Talavera de la Reina, Valencia and Seville, locally designed and made leather goods, the best porcelain and merino wool scarves and blankets. 

Day 2 – Prado Museum & Reina Sofía Museum Tour. A private tour of the two museums with an art specialist. Whether you are art historians or a family with children, the visits will be customized for your group. Dinner at one of our favorite Madrid restaurants.

Day 3 –Madrid Markets Tour. Visit two authentic Madrid markets. Learn about the amazing charcuterie, fresh seafood, produce, and spices such as saffron and paprika in the Spanish pantry. After working up an appetite, head to one of the famous "eating markets" such as the Mercado de San Miguel or the Mercado de San Antón to sample a selection of small plates with wine. Afternoon visit to the Thyssen Museum on your own. Flamenco show in the evening. 

Optional Day 4 - Toledo Day Trip. Discover the mix of Jewish, Moorish and Christian cultures that made Toledo a center of medieval intellectual culture. Walk the medieval streets of Toledo and visit its famous cathedral, churches, and synagogue. Lunch included in one of Spain's best restaurants where you will learn to make pisto manchego or perdiz en escabeche, traditional dishes in Toledo and La Mancha.

Customize The Trip

Customize this trip to match your interests and dates. We can add days and activities, or swap out those tours that interest you less. Call us to talk about your interests.

Extend Your Journey

Take a high-speed train to Córdoba and Seville: Spain's best tapas, the historic Mezquita, Sherry and flamenco

Spend three days in Barcelona visiting Gaudi sites, the Gothic quarter and the Barceloneta. 

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