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Private tour guide Antonio

Antonio

Madrid, Spain

Degree in Art History and also in Tourism. Fully licensed guide for over 20 years, professor for Prado National Museum, I just love my job also teach art history in different institutions giving courses and lectures.

I have done local guiding in many cities throughout Spain, Europe (Italy, France, England) Morocco and so on.
I love tailoring my tours and contents based on your interest, ages and necessities without falling into erudition, but being pleasant at the same time as rigorous.
I offer tours for individuals, groups, families, kids, VIPs, etc.

I am lucky to be born in an environment were traveling, knowing and appreciating art was present every day.
My father was a biochemist but walking with him was always awakening my curiosity, knowing the geological and historical origin of each stone and monument that we saw. My mother was a copyist of the Prado even pregnant with me - maybe my destiny was written! Sculptor and engraver with her culture and sensibility encourage mine.
The combination of both next to my effort and study, have made me a true lover of my profession. To be honest, I never have the feeling to be working but just enjoying what I like the most: people and art.
On the other hand, I am a professional musician (guitar, singer, and songwriter) write short tales too, so we can talk about flamingo music, jazz bars, nightlife in Madrid.
As an event planner as I am too, I will recommend you the best places, restaurants, and shows in town. In my tours, I am committed to making you enjoy and learn just as I do. Do you like traveling out of the track? Having custom-made tours? Just ask me, please!!

One of my specialities is touring families of different ages, so we can find a level not to be boring for kids neither for parents!
We can always see all highlights, but also museums and places (there are many in town hardly known or visited by travelers); houses of artists, ancient mansions and palaces conserved or turn to great collections of arts, suggestive neighborhoods, local markets, antique stores…

My specialty is doing what you like most!!

A Recent Review of this guide

Antonio gave us an excellent tour of the Prado. We really appreciated the depth of his knowledge and the time he spent discussing each piece we saw. We went back another day to see it all again, and it was very rewarding. And Antonio is a lot of fun! You couldn't have a better guide. We recommend him highly.
Terry Cisco

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Credentials

- Madrid Official Guide Licence
- National Heritage Monuments and UNESCO International City World Heritage sites (Toledo, El Escorial, Alcalá de Henares, Segovia, Avila, Salamanca, so on)
- Professor at the Prado Museum
- Collaborator Museum Thyssen Bornemistza
- Researcher in National Library of Spain
- Official Guide Licensed Las Ventas Bull Ring Madrid
- Guide specialized in religious tours and pilgrimages (in Spain, France, England and Italy).

Some courses and lectures given:

*Professor and lecturer at CAIXAFORUM MUSEUM MADRID "Universal History of Art"
*Professor and lecturer for National Association of Industrial Engineers of the ICAI in
"Religious iconography".
*Lecturer course "Discovering Zurbarán" Fundación Repsol.
* Lecturer at the National Parador of Sigüenza " Castles and medieval architecture in Spain".
*Advisor as an iconographic expert for Edelvives editorial for book publications "Book of love" and "Book of magic and witches".
*Jury member as Art Critic prize painting.

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

Guide Requirements for Spain

Private tour guide Antonio

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Tours by Antonio

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Private tour guide Antonio

Prado Museum from head to toe

The complete tour! Take a journey through the history of art in Madrid,...

329 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

3 hours

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Toledo Full day tour by high speed train,...

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Day out trip back in time to jewish, muslim and cristian heritage

815 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

9 hours

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