We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Awesome !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sorolla Museum

Sorolla Museum
37 General Martinez Campos, 28010 Madrid, Spain
34-91-310-1584
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 439 attractions in Madrid
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites, History Museums
More attraction details
Attraction Details
Owner description: A small, lesser-known museum with an excellent collection of Spanish post-impressionist and early 20th-century art.
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Awesome !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We had short time to visit it , but better then nothing...It´s not a very big museum. But if you don´t know Sorolla you should go...and if you know about him, you know this place it´s a "must be". Awesome

Visited February 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,291 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    931
    306
    49
    1
    4
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great feeling in this residence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The Museum is in the middle of a suburb/city and most unexpected, which adds to the pleasure of visiting it. The paintings are wonderful, and this museum has a very homely feel to it as it was his residence.

Visited September 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rome, Italy
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Great Impressionist Art in the Painter's Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

This is a good counterpoint to viewing art in the institutional settings of the Prado, Thyssen, etc. From the Andalusian style fountain in front of the house, to the natural light filled painter's studio, to the family dining room, visiting this museum is a delightful way to immerse yourself in another time. Sorolla's glorious impressionist paintings were a revelation to me. His portraits capture each individual's personality and the landscapes, particularly the beach scenes ,encapsulate all the shimmering light and movement of the water and air.

Visited March 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Denver
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
62 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
olympia, WA
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Sorolla Museum also viewed

 
Madrid, Community of Madrid
Madrid, Community of Madrid
 

Been to Sorolla Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Sorolla Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Sorolla Museum to your Saves list