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Queen Sofia Arts Center (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia)

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Address: Calle Santa Isabel 52, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 34 91 774 10 00
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Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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World famous modern art museum featuring a diverse collection of 20th...

World famous modern art museum featuring a diverse collection of 20th century Spanish art, from Picasso to Solana.

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A must-see for artlovers.

This museum is huge, with a great assortment of contemporary art that anyone can enjoy. We went after 6 pm, when the admission was free. Definitely a place that requires a lot of... read more

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Region of Murcia, Spain

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Region of Murcia, Spain
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is huge, with a great assortment of contemporary art that anyone can enjoy. We went after 6 pm, when the admission was free. Definitely a place that requires a lot of time to be able to see and appreciate all the works of art.

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Moscow, Russia
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must see for art lover, historians and people who enjoy the art. The famous "Guernica" by Picasso is here, and you can see it's evolution in the collection of sketches and drafts that the painter was making. Some Dali is also there, as well as many other great painters of the XX century.

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Thank Christina_Buynova
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum had a wonderful exhibits, that tie in the history and culture during Franco's time. I loved how they tied that time together through the modern art, the films and the history, they truly did a magnificent job. It truly is a gem.

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Thank Greatfoodandwine
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm a big fan of Picasso painting and seeing Guernica live was an amazing experience! Nevertheless all the museum is a one perfectly done exibition of modern art. Must see when you in Madrid!

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Thank Sammie H
Alicante, Spain
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I´m a firm believer that history and culture should be free or easily affordable. Madrid is an expensive city to experience much of it´s culture. From 1.30pm on a Sunday the Reina Sofia is free of charge and there is no better way to spend your time. Stunning from the outside the Museum is even better when you enter and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What to write. Don't miss it. Art lovers of the modern art will just love it. The Picasso Guernica is there as well which is breathtaking!

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Thank Nikitakis
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Go and see the Gurnica! And all the other works of art from Picasso,Miro etc. Very well presented and laid out. The self service Cafe is rubbish so go for a coffee around the corner

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit to see the Picassos and Dali's . A lot of the art work I just couldn't understand and neither could the artist if they couldn't even think of a name for their own so called painting. Could do with more seats to sit and look at the artwork.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On sundays from 13h30 (to 19h if I well remember), you can visit the Reina Sofia Museum FOR FREE. Don't miss the impressive Guernica !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great museum of Spanish art BUT I wish that they had more benches to sit down when in the galleries. Go to see Guernica and the model of the Spanish worlds fair exhibit.

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Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de Cibeles and Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural centers are other artsy hangouts to check out, with rooftop bars that provide impressive views of the city. While the Paseo del Prado and its roundabouts form a busy throughway in Madrid, a broad green pedestrian park in the middle is a calm and gorgeous place for a relaxing stroll. Just east of the museums, the Retiro Park is always a confluence of activity as families and friends of all ages take to the pretty paths and lawns to stretch their legs or to have a picnic.
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