Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid

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Take a journey through modern art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, which features some of contemporary art’s most revered works, including those from famous Spaniards Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. The museum is mainly dedicated to Spanish art of the 20th century, but the extensive collection includes works by a number of international artists, including Max Ernst, Robert Delaunay, Richard Serra, and Francis Bacon, to name just a few. The museum’s many galleries often play host to a mixture of national and international temporary exhibits, while the on-site free-access library contains an impressive collection of over 100,000 art books. The galleries displaying the permanent collection are spread over two floors, so if you’re looking for a specific work, save time by picking up a copy of the museum’s floor plans from the information desk at the entrance. Plan to visit Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia during your Madrid vacation using our convenient Madrid online trip itinerary maker .
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  • A museum that I visit at least once a year and every time find you most attractive. We understand funds include an era that is not intended to compete with the Prado, but offers a good example of the art of the 20th century, especially, but also drawings by Goya and many interesting things you can see. Above all, the visit to the Dalí and the Picassos with Guernica. The temporary exhibitions are usually also very interesting. Right now there is a Portuguese painters of the 20th century very good, (Pessoa). Must-see whom modern art interests.
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  • We entered with free admission. Interesting not only x Picasso's Guernica (very exciting) but also x paintings by Salvador Dali
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  • The weakest of the three famous museums of Madrid. Only worth a visit for anyone who wants to see modern works on the second floor and culminated with the painting of Picasso's Guernica, a black and white, in my view, more valued than you deserve because the artist has much more expressive paintings. I think by "express" the Spanish civil war is what makes him important as painting. Don't buy if you were for sale and of course had the money to do so. It's not a museum worth another visit as the Prado or the Thyssen.
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  • The Reina Sofia Museum is huge. You can easily get lost in there for hours watching Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro paintings. Among hundreds of paintings there was interesting video installation, sculptures and other pieces of art. Reserve two to three hours to check two main parts in 2 and 4 floor. The rest is more contemporary and can be skipped as you have timetable that doesn't allow you full day expedition there. And by the way, the restaurant is amazing, located street level, nice casual feeling, surprising architecture. Bold and yet I felt good zen there. Also staff was attentive. Thanks for that!
  • Definitely a beautiful place but I prefer the Prado. The Reina Sofia museum is a place for modern art which is quite often too abstract for me. However, I spent five or six hours there. So, it is interesting even if it's not my cup of tea. If you're the more modern-art-one you should give it a try. You'll probably love it. For the sake of completeness: a very lovely restaurant is connected to the museum. Cool place with great people.
  • It has a big variety of arts, each placed in its own theme room . There is always a moderate amount of people inside the museum , but you never get the feeling of claustrophobia, because every room has enough space for walking and the hallways are long and wide. Even though its good structured rooms and hallways, its easy to loose the orientation and ending up in a other building. At least that happened to me. And the museum greets every visitor with a strict body control , like at the airports.
  • I'm probably not adding much to the conversation here by saying that this is one of the attractions that you should see if you're in Madrid. Regardless of whether you think you're into art the collection here is of such importance that it's worth a visit. If you can, visit during the paid hours as you'll find the galleries slightly less busy and all areas open for viewing. The layout of the exhibitions between the old and new wings of can be confusing enough without having to navigate around closed areas. I only have a passing interest in art but found the collection here so valuable in understanding the events in Spain and Europe over the past century. All of the works have commentary in both English and Spanish but the video elements are usually subtitled in Spanish only.
  • This museum is different. Firstly the best piece is the marriage of the old building (the wife) with the new incredibly designed add on (the husband). The art is OK, but even with Guernica it didn't blow me away. The cubist exhibition was very good although I hear too many Picassos have made their way out of Spain into other collections. Still, it's worth a visit. Tickets were 10 Euros.

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