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“Lovely little off the beaten track retreat” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sorolla Museum

Sorolla Museum
37 General Martinez Campos, 28010 Madrid, Spain
34-91-310-1584
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Ranked #2 of 434 attractions in Madrid
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites, History Museums
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Owner description: A small, lesser-known museum with an excellent collection of Spanish post-impressionist and early 20th-century art.
Denver
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“Lovely little off the beaten track retreat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Nice small collection of bright paintings in large house. Quiet residential neighborhood in northern part of town. Open until 2000. Small garden for contemplation,

Visited February 2013
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“The best spanish impressionist painter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This museum is sublime! It features the beautiful impressionist paintings of Joachim Sorolla all displayed lovingly in his former residence. Not only do you get to view the pictures but also to see an old spanish home in its original condition. If you are tired of the heavy, religous paintings at the Prado, or the nonsense of the modern art museums, come here! I love this work and felt like I got to see a very personal side of spain through Sorolla's paintings of his family, of the everyday people of Spain and the beauty of the country in the landscapes. Be sure and get the audio-guide! The museum is a 25 minute walk from Puerto del Sol, or a very short cab ride. SO WORTH IT!

Visited January 2013
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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“Lovely museum and free for students studying in the EU”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I wasn't planning on going but my friends who live in Madrid gave it glowing reviews. Now I know why! The house and gardens are absolutely breathtaking (you should go just to see them) and the artwork is very nicely displayed. Plus, you can get a feel for how the artist lived as many of the rooms have been kept as close to how they were in his lifetime as possible.This museum is much smaller than other museums in Madrid and is not near as packed, giving it a much more intimate, cozy feel. I really enjoyed it. Also, if you are a student in the EU with a valid university ID you get in for free!

Visited February 2013
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“Hidden Gem of a Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This little museum is about a 40 minute walk from the Prado Museum (if you like walking) or about a 10 minute taxi ride. The museum has beautiful grounds, and was once the home of Joaquin Sorolla. Enjoy viewing beautiful landscapes and portraits in this relaxing environment. It’s now one of our favorites. Free lockers available to store your coats, etc.

Visited February 2013
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Alcala De Henares, Spain
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This is off the beaten tourist path, but it is one of the best places to go in Madrid. If you enjoy art, and need a break from the overwhelming Prado and Reina Sofia, Sorolla's house is beautiful and his paintings are unparalleled. When you go to this museum it seems as if you have stepped back into the time when Sorolla was painting and selling his art from his house. I would come here everyday if I could. If you have more than 2 days in Madrid, the Museo Sorolla should definitely be on your list of things to see!

Visited January 2013
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