Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

(4.1/5 based on 9,500+ reviews on the web)
Take a journey through modern art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 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 see Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and other attractions that appeal to you using our Madrid itinerary maker.
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  • Those who like Picasso, Dali, Miro and more "modern" painters will be not be disappointed and there is the famous Guernica
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  • Wonderful Picasso inspirations for his central political master piece Guernica and brought to life through the amazing art mediator tour with group dialogue. A highlight and one that leaves you digest...  more »
  • The 2nd floor of this museum is truly a treasure of incalculable value. You can download audio guide from the official site of the Museum. The films projected in the different halls associated with the themes proposed in the same are a great contribution during the visit. Guernica leaves you breathless.
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  • We visited this museum because of it's reputation. Besides Picasso's Guernica it was a bit boring. A lot of rooms contained Spanish Civil War memorabilia, which is a bit uninteresting for the non-spaniard with limited or no knowledge of the spanish language. The building is austere because it once was a cloister. We left after quite a short time to go the Thyssen museum.
  • Fantástico. Referencia internacional en arte contemporáneo.
  • Excellent collection of Spanish 20th century Modern...plus home to Picasso's Guernica...a MUST see...and a very interesting review of post-Spanish Civil War art and society...BUT..does NOT get 5 stars because...like the Palace...they have photo Police in the Guernica gallery...no pictures...again not no flash pictures...NO photos at all...guards yelling at people.. all of this is negative energy just to protect their gift shop??...if we PAY for a ticket..and my phone camera does no harm...STOP the photo police!!! This is 2016. ..it's just for Facebook anyway..which promotes rhe museum!!...its so retrograd..... puts a dark cloud over entire experience
  • I live in Madrid And this is my go-to Museum! It's mainly contemporary/modern art and their temporary exhibitions are always incredible! If you are a student bring your student card and ID it is free!!
  • A wonderful art museum. You're going to need quite a time to see all the exhibits though.