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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  • This is a great place to view the whole range of modern art, some of it is great (thought provoking) and, let’s face it, some of it is total crap. If you like the cheerful colours of Miro and abstract...  more »
  • We showed up on Sunday at 1pm right before the free entry started at 1:30. We needed to go to the bathroom so they let us in early and with no waiting. After, we looked out the window and saw a huge l...  more »
  • Best buy ticket online. This applies to all museums in Madrid. The art works by Picasso are spacious prepared in this museum that a hospital was in the 18th century. I especially appreciated the Spanish cubists. The Guernica by Picasso is of course a must.
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  • Brilliant museum. Has some truly monumental works of 20th century art in the permanent collection. Also had 3 very good visiting exhibitions when I went. Each space is well laid out and excellently curated. A lot of moving image, every room seemed to have at least one projector or screen. A lot of miscellaneous objects like art journals, magazines & letters displayed as well as personal photos of artists which may point to a lack of depth in the collection. Only thing is that the price always stings, I'm used to galleries & museums being free for everyone as I live in the UK but I suppose that's hardly the museums fault.
  • This is my fave museum in Madrid!!! Is not as big as "El Prado" (of course) but it is very well organized just need one day to see it all with calm, reading carefully... Here is where I really FELL IN LOVE with Dalí and Picasso and every temporary exhibition deserves all my attention. I think this is a MUST in Madrid if you don't have time enough to see "El Prado" but you want to enjoy with contemporary art. Tip: Saturday 14:30-21:00 FREE
  • The building requires more attention. Most exhibitions are male-biased. They are stuck in the 1980s. No children allowed at the library. Children are not welcome in general. Interesting bits, otherwise
  • Whilst not as famous as the Prado, the Reine Sofia Museum is definitely a not-to-miss attraction for art lovers. For a very reasonable €10 each you will get to see some stunning pieces of art. There is a huge collection of Picasso which is very impressive and a really good selection of Dali my personal favourite. Note - seniors (over-65) take your passport for free entry and teachers take ID cards because they might also quality for free entry to many Spanish art galleries
  • You should have enough time to see the whole museum. There are marvelous pieces of arts here, on the top of them the Guernica (masterpiece by Picasso). Remember that if you have time, there is a good option of visiting the place for free. You just need to be there at 19:00. It will be open for free till 21;00
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