Museo Sorolla
Museo Sorolla
4.5
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
The Sorolla Museum preserves the original atmosphere of both home and study of the painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (Valencia, 1863 - Cercedilla, 1923). It houses the richest collection of his works, colourful paintings irradiating light and vitality. It is one of the more complete and best preserved artist homes remaining in Europe. The garden, also designed by himself, is a beautiful oasis in the city.
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The area
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Neighborhood: Chamberí
Multi-story residential buildings decorated with ornate balconies line the traditional, quiet, and pretty streets of Chamberí. Humble storefronts and neighborhood taverns are scattered across the lower levels down every block, and here and there, there's a cluster of tables on the sidewalk. It isn't ever crowded, but people are always out, poking into the tiny bakeries, hardware stores, and tobacco shops, or ducking into a bright, unadorned cerveceria to have a coffee or beer by the bar, flip through the paper, and check the sports score. The round Plaza Olavide, where the fairly regular network of streets breaks form, is among the most green and lively spots. Restaurants line its circumference and sought-after outdoor tables fill the center of the plaza, where people relax to the sounds of kids playing and street musicians' tunes.
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  • Gregorio Marañón • 4 min walk
  • Rubén Darío • 5 min walk
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  • Margaret M
    Westport, Ireland174 contributions
    Nice relaxed place to visit
    This is a small well laid out museum , I’m the artist former home . It is not crowded , has a nice garden , The works of art are lovely . Due to the lack of crowds , it is a relaxing place to visit , entrance is reasonably priced
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 7, 2023
  • sharon d
    Bristol, United Kingdom92 contributions
    Beautiful immersive experience
    Incredible exhibition, a friend recommended going and I was blown away. The collection was exhibited in Sorolla’s house which he had designed and had built in central Madrid. His garden was a tranquil oasis where he did a lot of his paintings. His wife was his muse and paintings of his son and daughters were on display. A very personal experience, his house had been preserved beautifully. Brilliantly curated, you saw how his art evolved from a student to the luminous paintings he was famous for. An awesome experience.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 27, 2023
  • sheepygold
    5,582 contributions
    One of the nicest museums in Madrid.
    We think this is one of the nicest museums in Madrid for the art and artefacts but it is also intimate and personal as it was where the artist lived and painted. Entrance is just 3 Euros. Allow at least 1.5 hours. There is a good amount of written information in the rooms but an audio guide is better.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 30, 2023
  • Ginger V
    3 contributions
    One of the best museums in Madrid
    Wonderful and beautiful museum. We visited during free hours, and as expected there was a line outside, but we were inside in under 15 minutes. I loved that I could really see every single painting here, unlike the other museums in Madrid which tend to be overwhelming and crowded during free hours. The outdoor garden is gorgeous and a great place to spend time after walking through the museum.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 30, 2023
  • Paul and Tracey B
    37 contributions
    Sorollas home
    This place is absolutely lovely. We had seen the Sorolla exhibition in London in 2019 so we knew we were in for a treat. We weren't disappointed. The garden is incredible, such a pretty oasis. The staff were friendly and helpful. The house was lovely and so interesting. A note to add would be that in order to preserve everything as it was and is the staff are very watchful of you touching things eg edges of furniture, plinths or tables that things are placed on. This is understandable as we are being given such a lovely tour of the artists home.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 6, 2023
  • speedyDundee
    Dundee, United Kingdom53 contributions
    A must visit when in Madrid.
    Madrid’s most celebrated impressionist has his work displayed in his own home. Many of the studies feature his family so to see them in situ is something special. As well as the stunning artworks, the building, including artist’s studio, isfilled with objet d’art from the period in which Sorolla lived here as well as a number of older collector’s pieces. Competing with the paintings and sketches is Sorolloa’s a Andalusian inspired garden. All in all this is a stunning museum filled with beautiful artworks and should not be missed when in Madrid
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 12, 2023
  • Fergs85
    Thornton-Le-Dale, United Kingdom1,036 contributions
    As worth visiting as the more world-famous galleries in Madrid
    Madrid is more than well-endowed with artistic and cultural attractions, many of them world famous We didn’t know much about Sorolla previously, but his house sounded like a good place to visit, and we were definitely not disappointed. It’s actually a very popular place, with a small queue in the street and controlled admission – but don’t be put off. As Lonely Planet says, “it’s easy to forget this gem of a museum”; and. it has the added attraction of once being Sorolla’s house, so you get a real sense of the artist as a family man, with numerous painted representations of his wife and family. The other distinctive feature of his art work must surely be the way in which his paintings capture the Mediterranean light. We loved the intimacy of the house and paintings displayed within.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 24, 2023
  • Coffeecat
    Oslo, Norway58 contributions
    Highly recommended
    Recommended, beautiful house and gardens, interesting paintings. One less star because the large exhibition ion the top floor was entirely in spanish. And go early, it fills up fast!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 16, 2023
  • Anna_Maria39_11
    Winnipeg, Canada538 contributions
    A master of light
    The Museo Sorolla was recommended to me by an artist and I couldn’t have been happier with the experience. I didn’t arrive until close to 3:00 pm and there was a modest line up that moved fairly quickly. I waited under half an hour. If you aren’t a Spanish speaker I would recommend paying for the audio guide. I didn’t and this was a mistake as most of the text discussing various pieces of art, or periods in Sorolla’s career were in Spanish only. There were prepared cards in various languages highlighting various objects in particular rooms which I found very informative. I also appreciated that taking photos was not only permitted but encouraged.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 26, 2023
  • happyrelaxeddudes
    474 contributions
    Amazing Art
    The Museo Sorolla is a wonderful experience. Presently, there is an exhibition featuring his sea paintings juxtaposed with photos of the Valencia bath houses and fisherman at work. Sorolla was from Valencia and undoubtedly had a passion for the seaside. The paintings are gorgeous and I highly recommend this museum.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 31, 2023
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Anna_Maria39_11
Winnipeg, Canada538 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
The Museo Sorolla was recommended to me by an artist and I couldn’t have been happier with the experience. I didn’t arrive until close to 3:00 pm and there was a modest line up that moved fairly quickly. I waited under half an hour. If you aren’t a Spanish speaker I would recommend paying for the audio guide. I didn’t and this was a mistake as most of the text discussing various pieces of art, or periods in Sorolla’s career were in Spanish only. There were prepared cards in various languages highlighting various objects in particular rooms which I found very informative. I also appreciated that taking photos was not only permitted but encouraged.
Written May 26, 2023
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Tricia H
Beverly, MA39 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This is a small gem in Madrid! The museum is in the house and gardens of Joaquin Sorolla. He is one of Spain’s most premier artists. He focused mainly on portraits and landscapes. But this does not adequately describe his work. He was very concerned with light and how it influenced the perception and observation of his subject. He studied in Spain, Italy, and Paris. You can see some of his experiments with Impressionism. Mostly, he painted in his own style. I recommend getting the audio guide they have in a variety of languages. So glad we didn’t miss this,
Written June 29, 2022
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Scott A
Eastbourne, UK6 contributions
May 2022
What a delightful little museum! Perhaps Madrid's best kept secret. It's far more intimate than the city's other cultural attractions and, if I remember correctly, the entry fee was also very cheap. The house and grounds are gorgeous and Sorolla's art is deeply personal. There is something quite special about visiting this place. You inevitably go away, feeling like you've met the painter himself. He also has a gift for capturing the light. The fierce Spanish sun. It's quite unlike anything else I've come across. Although there's a lack of working class subject matter in his work (there are a few exceptions in his oeuvre, however), one can't deny that he does at least paint from the heart and with genuine affection. It's endearing, if nothing else, and I have to say, it did win me over. Highly recommended.
Written June 10, 2022
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TravelinArtist
Cameron Park, CA51 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We happened upon the Sorolla Museum on a free day. There was no entrance fee and you can take non-flash photos unlike the Prado, which doesn’t allow any photos. The line was long, but worth it. You see where the artist lived in Madrid and it is quite obvious he was a successful artist in his time. Visit and you will see why.
Written October 31, 2022
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Seewhatsouthere
48 contributions
Dec 2019
Although small, this museum is a well preserved gem. The property houses the working surrounding and art works of Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla y Batista. Visitors can enjoy charming objects and art works that belonged to the Artist, along with a collection of his portraits, landscapes, and large format paintings. The gardens that surround the museum are also well preserved and can be enjoyed before or after the visit to the museum.
Written January 7, 2020
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Rina S
Languedoc-Roussillon, France78 contributions
Feb 2020
We walked to the Sorolla Museum from our apartment in Malasaña through a leafy, smart residential, area. The house and gardens are stunning and the collection of works by Sorolla exceptional. However, photography is not allowed. Sunday mornings are free so we went at 10.30 am and were rewarded by easy entry and uncrowded rooms. Like the paintings of Sorolla, this is a luminous museum. If you like Sorilla, this is a must. In Spring and Summer, the gardens will be even more beautiful.
Written February 9, 2020
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Ernesto R
Madrid, Spain77 contributions
Feb 2021
Nice house of the painter during early 1900 where the painter lived and had his studio, full of his paints particularly of his wife Clotilde and his kids.
The house has wide & functional spaces and natural lighting, nice architecture, and a beautiful garden aside.
Unfortunately, the private areas of the family house (rooms upstairs) were not accessible to visit.
Written February 12, 2021
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Wanderer2011_11
Nottinghamshire, UK115 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The museum is based in the artists home and has many of his works on display. It's small enough that you don't get overwhelmed by too much to take in but provides plenty of information on this Spanish artist whose work we were not familiar with.
Small shop for souvenirs. No cafe.
At €3 admission for adults it's a bargain too.
Written February 28, 2020
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Sally Rod
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
Feb 2020
Joaquin Sorolla is a painter with his own category. He is call the painter of light. This centrally located museum is the very house which Sorolla built himself and is a little charming place where you can relive the painters life and see his more intimate paintints. A must do for Sorolla fans.
Written March 4, 2020
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TriathleteTraveler
Los Angeles, CA64 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Our host suggested we visit the Musee Sorolla set in the artist’s home not far from the Iglesia metro stop, and we were very pleased. The large home is filled with great paintings and sculptures from the talented artist Joaquin Sorolla. The art includes many pieces of his family members. The home has many of the original furnishings including his art studio which was fascinating. My wife enjoyed the fine landscaping in the quaint gardens when you enter and exit. Definitely a highlight on this trip to Spain.
Written March 3, 2020
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