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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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As featured in 3 days in Madrid
Ranked #30 of 443 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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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I thought I was too tired to listen anymore after a whole day at the Prado, but the audio tour at the Reina Sofia was so engaging, I could have stayed longer. The museum takes you though the history of Spain though the artwork. There is rich explanation and illustration of the dark Franco years with one of the highlights... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The museum is huge! I am an Art lover and i cannot finish read every pieces within 3 hrs.I have to go for the second day as it is free for students. There is only a few Picasso's work but that's already enough to stop over for a good 15mins. There's a lot of study drawings for the piece and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I loved this gallery - so much to see, such great art and a really cool cafe when you found it. Much much much much more helpful staff than those at the Prado ( to those visiting with teenage children who don't speak Spanish). But after visiting the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia in 3 days with both a besotted... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Definitely one of the key attractions in Madrid...myst visit for Dali and Picasso....extensive collection.

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

People usually come here for the Guernica, but even if you entered during the free hours (starts at 13:30 on Sundays), don't run away after you have visited room 206, and take a look at the other rooms on the 2nd floor. Even if you are not an art aficionado, and you visit here only because the guide book said... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The poor signage, the circular layout and the lack of facilities including a place to get water, really put me off this place. I would have liked to have spent longer here but I got so frustrated and probably dehydrated that I left after about an hour or so.

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Aviles, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It was surprisingly quiet on a Wednesday afternoon in August. The displays are well-thought out and documented and there is good information available in each room. If you like your art themed by curators then this is definitely the place for you: the collections are made to follow arguments, with a strong emphasis on war and the lingering effects of... More

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Campinas, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Nice museum. The collection is good. But Guernica make the visit worth a lot. The building is beautiful its labirynth from, sometimes bores.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We loved the exhibition on playgrounds which was fascinating, the other permanent exhibitions were good with lots of work by Picasso and similar artists. The top 2 floor had temporary exhibitions by different artists which we weren't that impressed with but that is a personal opinion. Wheelchair access throughout is excellent with plenty of lifts and ramps. Get a map... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A wonderful atmosphere - the court yard, glass lifts with views over Madrid, special exhibitions and historical films. The rooms are large, uncluttered and well lit. And of course "Guernica"!! WE loved our visit just a pity the cafe closes early.

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