Behind-the-Scenes Botin Lunch & Prado Museum Tour
Experience the best of Madrid's culture and cuisine at its two most famous landmarks: the Prado Museum and the oldest restaurant in the world!
- Discover the mystery and intrigue behind the Prado Museum's masterpieces
- Skip the line and see the best of the Prado Museum in just 1.5 hours!
- Explore the gorgeous Literary Quarter where many of Spain's most famous artists lived and worked
- Eat at the oldest restaurant in the world and discover the centuries of stories that lie within
- Experience a true Spanish lunch in three courses. It's the most imporant meal of the day!
- Visit a century-old tavern steeped in history and serving some of Madrid's best local vermouth!
- Roast suckling pig
- Creamy homemade croquettes
- Market-fresh vegetables with Iberian ham
- Unique local olives
- Scrumptious, classic Spanish dessert
- Sweet local vermouth on tap
- Red Rioja wine
- Local beer and soft drinks also available
What to Expect on Your Tour
Discover the dramatic history and rich culture of Spain through two of Madrid’s most famous institutions: the Prado Museum and the Sobrino de Botín restaurant, named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest restaurant in the world!
Experience the famous Prado Museum like never before! Skip the line and head straight to the must-see paintings as you discover the best of the Prado in a fascinating but succinct 1.5 hour visit. As you walk through the halls of Spanish art you’ll also take a stroll through Spain’s dramatic history. Dive into centuries past to meet the characters, artists and events that made these works possible. We’ll take you beyond the paint on canvas and into the minds of the men (and a few women!) who created them, commissioned them and, along the way, shaped the fate of Spain. We’ll visit about 20 of the Prado’s most famous artworks by masters like Velazquez, Goya, Bosch and Titian, giving you a firm footing to appreciate and understand each painting. You’ll also discover the stories of intrigue, power and mysterious love affairs that swirl behind each painting.
After a morning the in the museum, we’ll head up into Madrid’s gorgeous Literary Quarter where it feels as if Spain’s Golden Age is still alive and well! Stroll the streets where many of Spain’s Literary greats have lived and worked as we walk to a century-old tavern and open our appetites with a traditional Madrid aperitif.
Then it’s off to the oldest restaurant in the world for a leisurely lunch complete with slow-roasted pork and plenty of red Rioja wine! Immerse yourself in centuries past as you discover the living history inside Botin, from its mystery-laden escape tunnels to the table still reserved for writer Ernest Hemingway. Taste the roasted house specialty from the nearly 300+ year old ovens that have served the likes of Goya, F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Kings of Spain and others!
Join us for an unforgettable daytime experience that brings Madrid to life through its two most famous institutions: culture and cuisine!
About Our Expert Guides
Your tour will be lead by one of our expert, English-speaking guides. They’re all gifted storytellers who are smart, passionate and talented and whose excitement for this country is contagious!Meet them here!
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Step back into the Golden Age along the narrow streets where Spain's literary greats lived and worked!
Rave Reviews for This Tour
We did the Behind-the-Scenes Botin Lunch & Prado Museum Tour Our guide was so well informed and so much fun to hang out with. It was our first day in Madrid so it was good to have someone to answer not only our questions about the art in the museum but about Madrid as well. We lucked out somehow and it was just the two of us with our guide so having such a small and intimate experience made it even that much better. I would highly recommend Devour Madrid and if we would have had more time, would have booked a second tour!
If you love food and exploring cities like a local, absolutely take a tour with Devour Madrid!
We had a great time and not only ate like the locals, we shopped like them and learned a great deal about the history of Madrid while doing it.