Highlights of the Prado Museum

Observe works from Prado Museum like you NEVER have before.

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, Teresa, has travelled in time to observe the artists’ process and has just come back to tell you their secrets. 

As one of the most sought after art guides in Madrid, Teresa 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. 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.

Teresa 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 private, virtual experience will have you savouring its beauty well after the tour is over.

01
04

A word on your guide, Teresa de la Vega…

On her guided tours of Madrid’s great art museums, Teresa de la Vega can tell you everything you need to know about the masterpieces and the lesser-known gems in each collection. More importantly, perhaps, she can communicate her passion for those works in such a way that you find yourself sharing that enthusiasm. “Terete” is one of those 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.

A graduate in American Anthropology, Ancient History and Art History from Madrid Complutense University, Teresa has spent her whole professional life in service of tourism and the promotion of culture. She is a certified guide to the art institutions of Madrid, from the Prado, to the Thyssen-Bornemisza to the Reina Sofia museums and beyond. Teresa has worked with a range of organisations and even guided the guides with courses on Floral Painting, Colour, Beauty and the Body, and The Correspondence between Painting and other Arts. In 2019, her extraordinary self-designed tour Madrid With The Five Senses was awarded the coveted first prize for “Madrid’s Best Guided Visit”. 

What to Expect

01

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

02
Garden of Earthly Delights Prado Museum

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

03

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

Details & Booking

Price: Your own private session is US$ 250 / £ 195 / 215 € / AU$ 352  – up to 10 people.
Start Time:  To be arranged with you
Duration: 1 hour
What’s included: Class lead by with Teresa, class on zoom

RESERVATION must be made up to 1 week before.

  • We will email you with wine ideas to help enhance your experience.
  • 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, Teresa can take you to physically visit these pieces!

After learning about wine's role in art, how about meeting some artists? Meet Spanish winemakers and taste their masterpieces, all from home!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

CSenora48

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.

WilliamR

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.

CatherineLawrie

Excellent private walking tour

We really enjoyed an extensive private walking tour with Teresa, arranged by Meg, and customised to our interests. Teresa was able to answer all our questions and told us a great deal about so many of the interesting sights and the fascinating history of Madrid.

During the 4 hours we walked a great deal but had lots of opportunities to stop and discover the unusual and beautiful aspects of the city.