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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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I had heard about it, but It was a total discovery. It was a fascinating visit, and each space have great pictures. It is true that you would enjoy the museum if you are a little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I had heard about it, but It was a total discovery. It was a fascinating visit, and each space have great pictures. It is true that you would enjoy the museum if you are a little open-mind

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It's a great and more relaxing museum than Prado. Nice relaxing lay out for seeing all,the modern works.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Cheaper than its near neighbour the Prado and with a very different emphasis they nevertheless make a perfect pair of visits. From the gorgeous old building (with modern twist of external glass lift towers) to ground breaking work of sculpture and art this museum constantly keeps you on your toes. Picasso's "Guernica" is astonishing and I'm glad I went without... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

fantastic museum if you prefer modern art (ab-ex, modernism, post-expressionism, futurism, etc) --- in contrast to the over-subscribed Prado (still gorgeous but nothing exhibited dates forward from 1800s). lovely grounds, spacious layout and honestly, so so so much to see. spend at least a good 3 hours minimum. the 4th floor itself is a labyrinth of sites. surprising that there... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very interesting Museum. A must see when visiting Madrid. The building is very interesting too, not to forget that Guernica is exhibited here. Attentive staff for people with kinetic problems.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing modern art, including Picasso works. It's free from 6:00pm however there is thus a que. Amazing terrace on the top floor with a great view.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Almost nothing to say. Excellent collection of art in a terrific building. Would not miss it if you are remotely interested in art. Picasso's Guernica is the main attraction but the museum has many amazing works.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this museum of modern art. The displays were beautiful. There were sculptures in the courtyards. Audioguides were very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I spent a lot of time in this museum because I was by mysefl - I could look and read to my heart’s content and there was a lot to take in. Their brochure and map of the building layout was easy to read and if I needed help there was someone to ask The main attraction was Picasso’s “Guernica”... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This museum specializes in Contemporary Art. The art displays are from the late 19th century to present day. Look out for works of Dali, Miro and Picasso's Guernica.

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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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