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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
Description: 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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The park, the distribution, the location, are great. Don't miss the bookstore, one of the best in Madrid.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The park, the distribution, the location, are great. Don't miss the bookstore, one of the best in Madrid.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Going there for free in the evening hours might be considered a mistake if you want to truly appreciate the art on display. The noise is difficult to stand and the amount of tourists who just "take a selfie with Dali's painting" is irritating. Still, the art exhibited is of the highest quality. Worth seeing in better conditions. I was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Walked our socks off! If you are an art lover then go! Masses to see and well set out - most of which you can photograph. The lifts give good views and there is a small garden at the back to sit in and get some shade - although the Museo is actually quite cool and you possibly could need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Spectacular collections, not to be missed. Using an audio-guide is a must, in order to understand the artistic, historical and political contexts of the artists and their creations. The museum is free after 6 p.m., and was nearly empty!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Highly recommended gallery if you are a fan of modern art. The temporary exhibit and permanent collection were fantastic - Picasso by the many! Max Ernst, Gerhard Richter, Warhol, Miro, Kadinsky, and so much more. Guernica of course is the masterpiece, but was surprised at all of the other artists on display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I had hoped a museum with a more modern focus would have a larger collection of art by women. The Prado had none and I was looking forward to perhaps seeing a sprinkling of art by female Spanish artists represented. Other than this very personal complaint, I loved the breadth of the works exhibited. Get there early, the line gets... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is what everyone wants to see- Picaso's masterpiece. Very busy as free entry in evening but it is like nothing else.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

then this is the place for you. Especially, the art of Spain. The second floor was my favorite. Not only does it have Picasso's Guernica, but it has a lot of the studies he did for painting, so you can see how he approached it. Many other artists such as Miro and Dali, fill out the early 20th Century art,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is another museum (Museo) not to be missed in central Madrid. Across the street from the Atocha train and metro station. There are free hours, but as with virtually all the large museums in Madrid it is worth the admission price to avoid the crowds if it is affordable to you on your first visit. Picasso's Guernica is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We took the metro to Atocha and found it easily after asking a street vendor for direction. The way the permanent collection is arranged shows how the paintings of Picasso and others developed in radical ways from the early 1900s to the 1970s. After reading other reviews that said 2-3 hours was enough, we planned to do the Thyssen Bornemizsa... More 

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

Address: Address: Calle Santa Isabel 52, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 34 91 774 10 00
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Paseo del Prado
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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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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