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

Address: Calle Santa Isabel 52, 28012 Madrid, Spain (Paseo del Prado)
Phone Number: 34 91 774 10 00
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Type: Art museums, Museums
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Owner description: World famous modern art museum featuring a diverse collection of 20th...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: World famous modern art museum featuring a diverse collection of 20th century Spanish art, from Picasso to Solana.
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Naples, Italy
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

There are a ton of great pieces of Picasso (and supporting historical documents, which are fascinating) Entry is free after 1900 on certain days, so check ahead. Also make sure you go to the top floor for a nice view of the city!

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Tampere, Finland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Try to attend a guided tour, you' ll get much more out of Guernica or some other exhibition. Otherwise, there is lot to see, but if you are not into modern art, you might end up just running through the rooms.

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England
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94 reviews 94 reviews
7 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Yes, the Guernica is truly wonderful but the pretentious write ups of the rest of the collection get you down. Very hard to navigate round this enormous building and a bit unclear what you are going to find in the rooms when you get there. The restaurant/ cafe takes some finding.. It's completely separate and on our visit, unreachable from... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great place, but it could be a litle bit more organized. Lacks information, although staff is quite helpfull. The new building has some nice exebicions, but you should check them first! And the is GUERNICA. This one, by itself, is worth the visit. You can spend as much as 1/2 hour just looking. Bar is huge without any thing worth... More 

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Long Beach, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We're not huge aficionados of modern art, but people who are will find this museum a real treat. We enjoyed it mostly for the scale and impact of Guernica, its highlight. As a sidebar, we also enjoyed a tasty meal in the restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

When you see Guernica your jaw will drop, this has a great collection of very nice paintings! I went when they had a Salvador Dali exposition that was out of this world! Totally worth it.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Guernica is here. I'd go just for that. But lots of other great stuff too. This is partly a museum about art, and partly a museum about war. Or, rather, it's a museum with a lot of art about war. Great for understanding how art became more overly political in the 20th century, and also for understanding what a long... More 

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Toronto
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Huge...spread over three floors and each floor is expansive. Not the easiest to walk around given the design. Allow yourself at least 4-5 hours if you want to do the whole thing.

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I spend a full afternoon visiting this really cool art museum. There a lot of floors and exhibitions top see, so take a few hours! Easy to reach by metro.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The temporary art space here is inhabited by a number of bravely constructed rooms, a welcome break from the cherubs and brave knights on display in so many other galleries. But the permanent collection here is the one to focus mostly on, particularly the number of very strong paintings by Picaso, Dali etc.

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