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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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Great collection of Modern Art, including Dali's main masterpieces.

This is a must in Madrid if you are a fan of Modern Art-figurative or not figurative. Dali's personal collection was showcased and dome other key masterpieces from Picasso, Gris... read more

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

From the lack of anyone asking for my ticket to the very poor guide, this museum did not impress. I was going to see Picasso's Guernica for my dad & would say it wasn't worth the trip. The docents / security (??) were rude, the lighting was terrible, and there is zero consistency or enforcement of the rule of no... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must in Madrid if you are a fan of Modern Art-figurative or not figurative. Dali's personal collection was showcased and dome other key masterpieces from Picasso, Gris, Miro, etc... This is my second time there but this time it was even better due to the temporary exhibitions. I strongly recommend this and of course El Prado.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Is a nice Museum for Modern Art. The most hot attraction is Guernica and the World (by Angelo Santos). In general there were many things I didn't like there, but Dali, Picasso and Miro worth visiting this Museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Four floors of abstract art, beautiful black & white photos, lots of sculptures. A beautiful building, very informative & lots to see. Also a restaurant in the ground floor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the 2 floor first and glad we did as the other main permanent floor 4 is modern art of recent years that we do not really appreciate e.g a pile of old TV sets or water flowing through pipes. Excellent collection of Picasso and Salvador Dali pictures that we do appreciate. We visited during the free last 2... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fantastic visit, vast space with lots of interesting art. The large Picasso is a must see. My daughter enjoyed sketching and looking at the art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is not possible to describe everything of interest in this museum. But it is very nice to be there and look on the collections of fine art and painting. The painting Guernica is the main attraction - Picasso's huge painting from the masacre of this small village. But there is so much more so a couple of hours there... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Please go when it is free because it is not worth the price. Most of the building is empty, the observation desk is pointless and the modern art is horrible. Many other places to spend your time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even if you prefer classical art like I do, the Reina Sofia Museum is worth a visit as it is the place to see Dali and Picasso--don't miss the astounding Guernica. A nice feature is that they project excerpts of old Spanish films at certain points around the place. You can also see publications, posters and other material documenting the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok we spent an hour here, 8 euros each mainly for the Picasso and Dali paintings both on floor2 from room 205-207. It's free on certain days like on a Saturday between 19-00-21.00.

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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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