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“museum and house in one” 5 of 5 stars
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Sorolla Museum
37 General Martinez Campos, 28010 Madrid, Spain (Chamberi)
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Owner description: A small, lesser-known museum with an excellent collection of Spanish post-impressionist and early 20th-century art.
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“museum and house in one”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Not only the museum of a famous painter, this place has also a very nice garden and you can feel how the life of the Sorolla familla must have been while living here. When I visited on my own, I took an audioguide and I spent a long time wandering through the museum without watching my watch. I can recommend this to everyone, especially when entrance is free, for instance on saturday afternoons.

Visited May 2012
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“One of the best museums in Madrid!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

This was one of my favorite museums experiences while in Madrid. I lived in Madrid for a little over a year, which gave me a lot of time to do in-depth exploration.

The Sorolla Museum was unique in that you are visiting Sorolla's former residence. Many of the rooms are left exactly as he would have left them. As soon as you walk through the brick gate and are greeted by the lovely garden, you are instantly transported to the 1890's. They have set up the museum to make you feel as if Sorolla just stepped out for lunch and would be back any minute. This atmosphere made admiring his work really a wonderful experience.

In my opinion, a must-see in Madrid!

Visited October 2012
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“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
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“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
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“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
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