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

Santa Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
34 91 774 10 00
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Ranked #30 of 464 Attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (MNCARS) http://www.museor... Santa Isabel, 52 Plaza del Emperador Carlos V Tel: (+34) 917-741-000 Metro... more »
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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It was fortuitous for us that we happened to pass by and decided to go into the museum on the afternoon that it was free admission. Although the admission price was not steep by any means compared to the other museums, I think we would have been even more disappointed had we paid. We toured the permanent collection, as that... More

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Chapeco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I had a great time to visiting Reina Sofia museum. It is less known than Prado Museum, but there are great works of arts, like Dali and Miro. The garden into the museum is a calm and good place to recharge yourself while enjoying the sculptures of Miro. If you like museums, buy the Madri pass and avoid queues!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This museum focuses on Spanish art, especially more recent. We found their themed organization great and followed the progress of Spanish art through the 20th century. We developed a much better understanding of Dali and came to really see and love the playfulness of Joan Miro. I saw Guernica 40 years ago, but seeing it again now it has even... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Some of it really does have to do with Guernica, but still this museum is solid. I went in 2004 and deemed it my favorite museum and I just revisited in August and September and I am going to go ahead and say this title holds true. It's a really cool museum with good exhibits and great art. The Prado... More

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Tyne and Wear
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

We bought tickets on line to the 3 museums which was fantastic value for money. The Guernica was fantastic and you do not realise how big it is from photos or TV. But there were many more exhibitions which were well worth seeing. The Richard Hamilton exhibition was on and it was strange to see a little bit of home... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Guernica exhibit is VERY powerful. It provides a nice history of the development of this painting as well as the history that motivated it.

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West Chester, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We bought the combo-ticket to the three art museums. Worth it because the museums are less crowded than during the "free" hours. We went to see Guernica and the Dali paintings. However the greatest impact on us was evolution of Spanish art from post-WWI to post-WWII, particularly the impact of the Spanish Civil War. The photographic and cinematic exhibitions of... More

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

free in that always helps. Civil war exhibition at the time was really good. Far to much to try and see, have to go back

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Edmonton
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I made a flying visit through this museum (45 minutes!), long enough to catch the Dali rooms and Guernica, the main highlights. More modern art than the Prado, but fantastic Spanish art nonetheless.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you love art (modern art specifically) this is heaven. With a huge collection and a whole room only with picasso and another one with dalli Museo Reina Sofia is a paradise for art lovers. If you don't really love art then you should still visit it, even for a shorter period of time just to gaze and admire some... More

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