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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 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon 10:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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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the museum experience one can wish for

Except for very few pieces (incl. Guernica unfortunately), one can take photos, get really close to works to study brush strokes, etc., and most works are not even protected by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Charnay, France
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Charnay, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Except for very few pieces (incl. Guernica unfortunately), one can take photos, get really close to works to study brush strokes, etc., and most works are not even protected by glass so no funny reflections, etc. hence this is a pleasure to visit for the art lover. Several masterpieces but a manageable size so the viewer is not overwhelmed. Really... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were only able to see a bit of this museum. For seniors, this museum was free, at least on the day we visited. It is a vast museum. We especially wanted to see Picasso's Guernica. This museum focusing on the 20th century has two interconnected buildings.

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Thank rtaba285
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked around enjoying the abstract nature of the work. Museum was well organized and the staff were friendly and helpful. I would like to visit again when I have a day to spend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I studied Art History, and I can certainly say , I learnt a lot from the Museum. I loved the idea of themes in rooms not having everything just in chronological order. So there is some film and photographs and paintings of course. But the Museum was taking a view and perspective.I read all the notes and learnt a lot.... More 

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Thank Barbara S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While the Prado is the more prestigious museum, this is the more interesting. We got tired of looking at all the religious paintings (of the Prado) and found this more to our taste.

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Thank Carol G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

like in a fairy tale - how to get together Bunell , Dali,Picasso, Miro , just amazing museum and can beat any modern art museum in the world - just a treat to be there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Would definitely recommend. Picasso's Guernica is worth the price of admission, although the crowds in that section were very large. A good collection of Dali, Miro and Picasso, as well as a great breadth of Spanish modern and contemporary artists. Hope to visit again, to see their temporary exhibits.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We attended Sofia Arts Center on an evening when they had free entry. I enjoyed the displays and the dining area across from the center. If you are trying to decide between Sofia and Prado...go with Prado of course.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recommend going to this museum at the hours that it is free. I went on sunday after 13:00. Some of the rooms will be closed during these hours, but the remaining collection is still worth paying a visit. I particularly enjoyed the Dalí collection.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Seeing Picasso's Guernica was amazing. All of the modern art is great. You can take pictures except for the Guernica. It is free on Thursday evening

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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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