Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 9,000+ 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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  • Doesn't everyone want to see it? I'm sure they do... I certainly wanted to and I saved the experience for our last visit in our 4 day stay in Madrid (this meaning that, as we arrived after 7pm, entry ...  read more »
  • Great selection of modern art. Fantastic Picasso collection. Museum building itself is a price of art - very modern and open concept. Loved that it was free in the evenings. No lineup when we went 
  • A sublime Museum, large paintings of great painters. One of my favorite pictures is there, Picasso's Guernica, that this is one of my favorite painters. Not I imagined the magnitude of the box. Bristles you skin to see him! Must go!
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  • It's worth going here just to see Guernica, which is spectacular. But, the museum has lots of lovely pieces by Miro and other artists. Should take a couple of hours to see the whole museum. It's free after 6 on weekdays, I think. The plaza outside the museum is a lovely spot to watch people and dogs.
  • A really fantastic collection of contemporary art. So much to see it warrants repeat visits. Facilities are good and there are plenty of spaces to view and contemplate the exhibits. The gallery displaying the civil war art is particularly powerful and moving. There are no photos allowed in this area, including the masterpiece Picasso's Guernica. Even if you come for an hour, you must see this.
  • I visited during their free opening on a Friday evening (free from 7pm on Mon, Weds to Sat and 13:30 on Sun). I arrived about 6:45 and there was already quite a lengthy queue, but when the doors opened at 7, the queue moved quite quickly and we were inside by 7:15. The place is huge and I would really recommend downloading a guide to route you through the main rooms, although most people are there to see a single painting.
  • Lots of superb modern art of course. Primary reason for visit was to see Picasso's Guernica. Big bonus is that a lot of his preparatory sketches can be seen too. Layout of galleries made it a bit difficult to figure out where different items were but we managed. Cafe is large and good value too.
  • Cool if you are into modern art and Picasso... But, again, you will have a museum on Picasso in Barcelona.. There is only Guernica and a few other pieces... I'm not much into modern art and cubism but still, it is good :)
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