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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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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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
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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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We went to this beautiful museum on a friday evening at seven o'clock. There was no entrance fee, only paid 3.50 euros for audio. Spent two hours on the second floor enjoying... read more

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Istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to this beautiful museum on a friday evening at seven o'clock. There was no entrance fee, only paid 3.50 euros for audio. Spent two hours on the second floor enjoying Dali's and Picasso's, Miro's works and then the museum was closed. Need to go there again to see the rest of the precious works of art. You definitely... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We could have easily spent half a day here, but our 2 hour visit was so interesting. Incredible insight into contemporary Spanish history and culture. Love the multi-media exhibits !

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New Haven, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived to find no lines. This museum has a great collection of art. We chose this museum to Picaso's work, but found that we enjoyed so much more! The museum offers free admission the last two hours of the day. You might want to take advantage of this if you have enough energy at the end of the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It takes a lot to beat standing in front of Guernica, when this powerful monochrome political statement fills your field of vision. But what makes the Reina Sofia a much better experience is to be able to contextualise this landmark work through photographs and films from the same period. Relating Guernica to the photos, on the opposite wall, of it's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited today mostly to see Guernica but really enjoyed the whole second floor. Allow about two hours. The guided commentary was good but could be extended to many more significant works. The restaurant downstairs is a lovely place to revive or dine and fairly cool even in summer. The museum shop is full of interesting if slightly over priced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As in the Prado Museum I highly recommend to choose the free entrance period from 7-9 pm every day. The most visited artwork Picasso's Guernica is located on the second floor. It's interesting to see the early works of Dali and Picasso too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went specifically to see Guernica and that alone was worth the visit. Photos can never do justice to this masterpiece of Spanish tragedy. The sheer size of the painting is as overwhelming as is the event it depicts. We viewed it around 2pm on a Thursday and there were no more than 10 people in the salon at that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Being perfectly honest, we only visited this museum to see Picasso's Guernica, and as we had free access with our "Madrid Cards" we skipped the queue (which it actually turned out were waiting for the free access that began at 19:00). The museum itself is very good at what it does, but personally we were only really interested in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my 2 teenage children. I had pre booked but there were no queues when we visited (Wed noon). My children aged 17 and 19 were allowed free entry as both are in full time education. It's a great museum with a large permanent collection and multiple temporary exhibits which were included in the ticket. The viewing rooms were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great museum... The Dali and Picasso artwork is worth it alone. Some of the other exhibits were equally impressive and it was not crowded when compared to the Prado. Regardless get tickets before you go why chance it.

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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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