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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 loved the Reina Sofia museum and I wish I would have set aside more time for it rather than doing it on my last day. Everybody mentions Picasso's Guernica but there is so much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I loved the Reina Sofia museum and I wish I would have set aside more time for it rather than doing it on my last day. Everybody mentions Picasso's Guernica but there is so much more to the museum than that. I spent a lot more time on other pieces that I found very striking. There are some great Dali... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great Museum. Picasso's Guernica is magnificent. Seeing all of the Dali is also very cool. If you're interested in a more modern museum for an alternative to the Prado this is great. I would highly recommend going if you have some time in Madrid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Just two names Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali.. if you love modern art, you should not miss this place.. And gift shop is amazing, just to know..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Went at 8 pm which was perfect no queues and it was free. Really wanted to see Guernica - which we enjoyed but not much more engaged us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very interesting museum. There is a very interesting exposition on Picasso - Garnica , Miró, Dalí and some other impressionists. Also great sample of modern art and sculptures. detail: Air condition in the museum is kept at 20 degrees, so a bit cold when you are summer dressed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If I only had time to visit a museum this would not be it. It was a little below average. Huge building but not a lot to see. It is hidden from the street but ask for directions if you are set on visiting. Do your homework, it is free on certain days. I am glad I did not pay... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you like modern art, Spanish or other, this is for you. Picasso's 'Guernica' hangs here. I did not much enjoy this museum, but mostly because I do not so much appreciate non-figurative sculpture and painting, with a few exceptions. But these exceptions do not hang in this museum. I walked around for about 10 minutes and then left.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The famous piece is Picasso's Guernica. Originally in New York, it has found a permanent home here in Madrid. In addition, there are many other great works of art. A must see for art lovers in Madrid.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I was expecting an amazing collection of art at the Reina Sofia. Unfortunately I found the exhibits I visited on the first and second floors underwhelming. Including a section of modern art where my only logical conclusion was that the pieces required zero talent to produce. There is some quality here, especially around the Spanish Civil War. However I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We had a nice glass of wine in a funky little bar/lounge area so modern it was retro, or vice versa, cube-like building on the museum grounds. There's also a library there. The museum itself was a little confusing to find Guernica, which was our mission before closing, and well worth it! We had time to explore the rest of... More 

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

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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