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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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History and art combine

Having little specific knowledge of the Spanish Civil war, I was completely enthralled by this museum. To see Guernica and the additional interpretations of the war was moving... read more

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Patchogue, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having little specific knowledge of the Spanish Civil war, I was completely enthralled by this museum. To see Guernica and the additional interpretations of the war was moving. I am not a big fan of modern art, but the message of these paintings and sculpture was clear and moving. The building and layout was not clear. If art has as... More 

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth the visit for the painting "Guernica" alone. It's an amazing achievement and no matter how many times I see it I'm left speechless. It's astonishing that any human mind could create it - should be on everyone's bucket list.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is well laid out and a concentration of all the styles and most of the worlds great artists in the modern era. Extremely well curated, with some fascinating film displays of associated Life and times. The area near Picasso's Guernica really displays the horror and drama and reality of total war, the term invented during the Spanish Civil War,... More 

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Lagos, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sorry but i'm definitely not a fan of modern art and, as such, the time I spent in there was almost like torture. If you feel as strongly as I do about modern art, I would suggest you skip this museum.

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Catania, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Except for Picasso's Guernica, probably the worst museum I've ever visited in my life. Preferring I Renaissance art to contemporary, maybe it's my fault not to figure out how artistic is a broken eggshell or a piece of rusty iron, but for me this is not art. Extremely disappointed.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited on Sunday during the free hours. There was no line-ups. It's home to Picasso's Guernica & housed works by Salvador Dali & Joan Miro. Definitely worth visiting!

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A very cool building and some nice modern artwork which makes it pleasant on the inside as well! If you are not a massive art lover like myself, head along after 7pm on a weeknight for free entry!

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Englewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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