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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: +34 917 74 10 00
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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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As an art lover, I could have spent more time there. As it was, I was there for an entire day and still didn't see everything. The highlight was almost everything but seeing... read more

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Englewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As an art lover, I could have spent more time there. As it was, I was there for an entire day and still didn't see everything. The highlight was almost everything but seeing "Guernica" was one of the highlights and they have a strong photography collection as well. There is something here for everyone.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Morden art with some interesting art pieces, many are out of box type and can be mind-opening. We spent half a day there. It could be visited for free at later hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm not a big modern art fan and we came here to see Guernica, The museum did a very nice job of putting the painting in the context of the Spanish Civil War and also set up the galleries so you could follow the development of modern art in Spain.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge arts museum / gallery, full of fabulous art - especially later period - LOTS of Pablo Picasso plus Salvador Dali, Gris, Miro. Some foreign art. One of largest contemporary art centres in world. MUST visit Picasso's Guernica painting - most important painting of 20th century

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In the context of the time, to look at Picasso's sketches and development of his ideas for the masterpiece gave me deeper insight into the artist's internal conflict which likely reflected much of the horrified world after a purely civilian target had been subjected to saturation bombing for the first time. Seeing Guernica in person transformed it for me. In... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The art is great if sometimes a bit difficult but the building is a star attraction. Go to the top of the new building to appreciate the scale and quality.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You will enjoy many well known modern art work, the issue we have noticed the display is a bit out of sequence, you may find you have to trace back you steps to see other art work, if not, you will miss them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I pair a visit to the Prado with a visit to Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia when in Madrd. This museum is close to the train station and masters of 20th century art are domiciled here: Dali, Miro, Picasso, Man-Ray, among others. The walk along the avenida to the Prado is itself a great pleasure in a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking at this building, I immediately fall in love with the materiality that they used and how the building it shapes. There is also a giant statue in the middle which make this place lively.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After almost a lifetime of reading about or seeing duplicates of Picasso's "Guernica" to actually see the original painting was all I needed from this museum. However the museum is full of famous artists and their paintings. Watching Spainish mothers seated cross legged on the floor with their young children quietly looking and sometimes sketching was a unique insight in... More 

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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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