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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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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 loved this gallery. It is enormous and houses possible the best modern art collections in the world. If you like Picasso, Dali and other modern art of the 20th Century you will... read more

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We loved this gallery. It is enormous and houses possible the best modern art collections in the world. If you like Picasso, Dali and other modern art of the 20th Century you will marvel at the size and breadth of the collection. There is so much to see that a second visit would be well worth it.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I spent a very pleasant afternoon by myself walking leisurely through this museum. I really enjoyed the diversity of the collection. It was a very relaxed atmosphere, a great way to spend a hot afternoon in Madrid.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is the home of various significant modern Spanish works of art, the most memorable being Guernica, Picasso's tribute to the Spanish civil war attack. We visited the space holding Guernica which also has various sketches and photos made in connection with the creation of Guernica. We also visited the rest of the museum and were rewarded by a... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was very impressed with this gallery - lots of fantastic art. Lots of Picasso, Dali, Kandinsky, Miro etc. so definitely a gallery for fans of the more modern art too. Can be a little confusing to navigate so make sure you don't miss any rooms! Start at the top and work your way down - make sure you see... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A good collection of Dali and Picasso alongside a wide range of other modern artists. Signage was not always clear and finding a good route was tricky. Well presented art with good descriptions in Spanish and English.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With little time on hand I only whizzed through the museum looking for the famous Picasso piece, Guernica.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to learn about Spanish 20th century art, this is the place to go and it's free on Sundays. Can't visit Madrid and miss Picasso's Guernica or the Dali's and Miro's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has at least four floors of exhibits and so much to read and digest. You'll need to dedicate most of your day to this event.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited primarily to see Picasso's Guernica. In itself it was worth the €8 (adult) entrance fee. The queue to get in moved quickly. There were many other superb works of art on display as well as a tranquil courtyard garden in which to sit and relax. Unfortunately our visit was ruined by a belligerent member of staff who loudly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just go there if you like Picasso's painting and if you don't, go there anyway. There place explains the World Wars and its relationship with art.

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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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