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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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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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While I did check the museum website for opening hours and prices before planning our trip, I neglected to check the day of the week it would be closed- assuming Mondays. It is... read more

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While I did check the museum website for opening hours and prices before planning our trip, I neglected to check the day of the week it would be closed- assuming Mondays. It is however closed every Tuesday! Luckily we weren't leaving Madrid until Wednesday afternoon so we did get to visit that morning. I prefer the art collection at Museo... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this Museum because we loved the artist featured. Great pieces of their work. Best is to go at times or days when its free entry. We did that on Sunday .

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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Reina Sofia Art Center houses a great collection of XX century and contemporary art. it is one of the most important Galleries in Madrid offering the visitors an extensive collection of works of art. One of the most important painting being Picasso's "Guernica". In addition to this, the building itself merits a visit due to its extensive history. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This visit was my first one in a row of 3. You can buy one ticket for the 3 main museums (the so called Paseo del Arte). Beautiful building (old hospital) with impressive collection. On the second floor you can see all most well-known paintings with the Guernica as one of the highlights. The lay-out of the museum is not... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am not a fan of modern art and that's what the Reina Sofia offers. The first floor was modern with the upper floors paintings from the civil war. There's also Picasso (Guernica - don't photograph!) and Dali.

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

Worth it just for Guernica (I had forgotten how enormous the canvas is) and the Dalis, but so much more to see. Not overly busy (in December) so lots of time to get close and study the art in relative peace and quiet. Disappointing sculptural exhibits aren't as engaging as the paintings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is not only Guernica worth watching there, fine portrait works by Dali, interesting Spanish artists of different periods, Picasso. Found lots of new names for myself. impressing

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots on display. Dali, Picasso and contemporary art. Allow 2-3 hours for your visit. Very popular over the weekend. General admission 8€.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Several nice pieces by Dali and Picasso. Museum is clean and well layed out. Many school field trips.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I love going to art museums when we travel and we were thrilled to see the collection at Reina Sofia. Neither of us knew much about modern art and learned a great deal about the artists and Spanish history from reading the information at the museum. The only negative was a rude museum worker on the third... 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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