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

Address: Santa Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
Phone Number: 34 91 774 10 00
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: World famous modern art museum featuring a diverse collection of 20th...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: World famous modern art museum featuring a diverse collection of 20th century Spanish art, from Picasso to Solana.
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Kenmore, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The museum was very good although for me there are many items in a modern art museum I don't find art. Especially like the Dali art.

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Lincs England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Loved the building and the new area. Many rooms to visit, so patience is needed. I took over five hours do see it properly. Delighted to see many classic works and be introduced to lots of artists new to me. If you are a real 'art lover' there is much to reward you and lots of challenge also. A delight... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

strange yet beautiful glance at different forms of art, close to atocha metro and has great acsess for all persons.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

So many beautiful works in this museum - even a room dedicated to Dali. Has more modern works so collections are varied. Even my sister (who isn't really an art person) liked this museum. If you don't want to wait in the queue all day for the Prado, this is your second best bet.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Very much worth the 8 Euro admission. Great collection of XX century art. Of course, Guernica is there along with some of Picasso's early works and illustrations. Unfortunately, Guernica cannot be photographed along with other paintings in that particular room. But you can take pics of everything else in the 4 floor museum, including some Salvador Dali and Oscar Dominguez,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Great XX century collection, and the most important painting of the century; Guernica but, sometimes vast expances of the museum are closed. Go with time, it is huge and easy to get lost. Search in advance for temporary shows, hit or miss.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This museum is architecturally stunning! It was once a hospital, and now a museum. External glass elevators have been elegantly added so visitors can access all floors of the museum easily. Half of the museum is part of a permant collection, and the other half rotates. The art and sculptures are much more modern than the Prado. There is a... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

What can I say? The mais attraction is Guernica...regardless the countless times I've been there I still feel the power of the big canvas. There are of course more to be seen, like the peacefull gardens with its random attractions... Not to be missed...

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

I went mainly to see Guernica and was pleased to see many great pieces! The collection is a fantastic selection of well-known pieces and some surprises as well. The building layout is confusing and seems to be an old classical building stuck to a modern building with difficult transitions between. I found a neat rooftop area, with views down into... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Not my kind of thing but still something I would recommend people add to their to do list. A lot of interesting 20th century art, Picasso and Dali are highlights.

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