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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
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+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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Sofia Reina museum in Madrid

Tremendous Picasso exhibition, featuring Guernica. The museum was easy to get to. If heading to Bilbao then I recommend taking the train to the town of Gernika. If its a nice day... read more

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Tremendous Picasso exhibition, featuring Guernica. The museum was easy to get to. If heading to Bilbao then I recommend taking the train to the town of Gernika. If its a nice day walk around the streets and squares and definitely visit the Peace museum.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must see for its permanent collections, including Picasso's Guernica and the studies leading up to it. Remarkable collections of cubist art with many pieces by Juan Gris. A very good collection in a striking space

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Queen Sofia Arts Center is a must for any traveler to Madrid and the perfect complement to the traditional portraits and religious paintings of the Prado. The queue time was very reasonable when I visited in the first week of April. The collection is extensive and, of course, Picasso's Guernica, is truly awesome. The gift shop, alone, is worth... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fabulous picasso show. Theme of Guernica. Great descriptive information. Lovely outside courtyard. Suggest getting ticket online to avoid waiting in line

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved the permanent collection of works I did not know. The downside is that so many other people are crowding in that the experience gets blunted. Try Sorolla's house and art work for an intimate experience that is just so much more pleasurable than the supermarket of art.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Reina Sofia Art Centre is one of the major museums in Madrid. Many of the artworks on display here were transferred from the Prado Museum. The Art Centre was opened in 1986, converting an old 18th century hospital building into an art gallery. It houses 20th Century Spanish art - and the most famous work here would be Picasso's... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to this museum to revisit the Guernica, painted by Picasso. We had been frequent visitors to the NYC Museum of Modern Art when we lived there, and vividly remember its presence at that location. It is now housed in its own room, crowds were controlled, and it is as awe inspiring as ever. When we visited this museum... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

At the end of this tour I wanted to start over. This museum is a joy. Best time to visit week days between 1pm - 2pm. It's not crowded then and you can enjoy at your leisure.

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This museum focuses on art as a statement to the human condition during and after WW2. The highlight is Picasso's Guernica, but there is much more to see. Many other works by Picasso, as well as Miro and Dali. The exhibition is powerful and serious, we left in a slightly sad state-of-mind. There's a lot to take in, we'd go... More 

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Wonderful exhibition of Picasso's works. With the commemoration of the 80 years of the Gernica they have a beautiful collection of Picasso's paintings. Well worth seeing it. The museum is also beautiful. They have an amazing exhibit of Billy Connor, really worth seeing it also.

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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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