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
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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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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.
How to get there
  • Gregorio Marañón • 4 min walk
  • Rubén Darío • 5 min walk
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Tricia H
Beverly, MA14 contributions
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, UK5 contributions
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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Jip79
Doha, Qatar503 contributions
We arrived at the museum quite late on a Sunday morning and there was a line outside. After waiting for half an hour we were allowed in, and at the ticket counter, we were informed that entrance was free. There was a guide sheet with photos and information on some of the paintings, which was quite handy. Lots of Sorolla's paintings on display throughout the house, and it was also nice to walk around the garden although it was a bit crowded that day.
Written August 12, 2021
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Sarah
Geneva, Switzerland151 contributions
Solo
After having visited an exhibition in Milan dedicated to Sorolla, I decided to visit this Museum in Madrid.
What makes it unique is the setting: the museum is hosted in the artist’s house. Visitors can not only admire his beautiful paintings, but also be “transported” back in time, in his atelier, richly decorated, as well as other family rooms.
The gardens, often painted by the artist, are also very enjoyable.
The entry fee was only 3 EUR.
Written May 30, 2022
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binab
Ljubljana, Slovenia25 contributions
Couples
The house and the gardens are beautiful and quite peaceful for a place in such a busy neighbourhood. We absolutely loved each room, the paintings are true masterpieces. For a small house, the collection is huge! I highly recommend visiting the museum. Read a little bit about Sorolla and his work, if you want to really get to know his artistic development, since there are mostly just paintings with the titles in the museum.
Written July 17, 2022
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Sofia
4 contributions
Family
Sorolla’s work is completely incredible. Beautiful house, a must in Madrid. In comparison to the mayority of museums in Madrid it is relatively small and one is offered the descriptions of every painting once you enter the room. Very personal and a “short” visit. Great way to start your day.
Written August 4, 2022
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Emily A
Madrid, Spain269 contributions
Perhaps you do not know Joaquín Sorolla by name but hopefully you know his art, and if not, remedy that with a visit to his studio home museum.
Off a serene street in the upscale Chamberi district. I suggest spending time in the gardens before and after your visit and then a slow, methodical perusal of his paintings and artifacts.
Its a gorgeous and inspirational old home and his works are singular.
It goes without saying I recommend strolling through the neighborhood. (Get tickets if going on the weekends.)
Written July 14, 2021
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JimFinPortland
Seattle, WA144 contributions
A wonderful museum in a wonderful house. Entry is free.

There are laminated cards in the main rooms explaining some of the works which are in English, German, and (I believe) French. You won't need them to appreciate the art but it might give a little more insight.

As much as you might like art, you still probably won't spend more than an hour here.
Written December 1, 2021
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Adventure828817
Madrid, Spain12 contributions
This museum is set in the house of the painter, so it is like visiting him in his study. The garden is peaceful and beautiful. All the works in the exhibition are amazing and the house is very picturesque. Don't expect lifts and ramps, as this is a real house.
Written June 20, 2022
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Allan C
Ipswich, UK532 contributions
Located in a rather out of thewaystreet thoughstill not far from the centre this small tribute to a native artist is well wortha visit. His paintings are limited in range of subject and mainly featurehuman figures but exude an atmosphere that charms. The collection i set in his house and is accessed through a delightful little garden, a rreal oasis of calm. Wee worth seeking our after the grandeur of The Prado. An hour should suffice unless you pause in one of the good neighbourhood cafes
Written April 23, 2022
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