Queen Sofia Arts CenterCurrently Closed
- Address: Calle de Santa Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid, Spain
- Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Phone: +34-917741000
- Ticket Price: 8 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site, Monument, Exhibition
Queen Sofia Arts Center - Review
16th century onwards, this was a big old hospital, and it became bigger and more sprawling as needs expanded. There was talk of tearing it down, but a 1977 decree declared the building a National Historic Monument. Today, it’s one of Europe’s top centres of 20th century art, and a half bad centre of 19th century art. Other exhibits are just as excellent – these include a photo collection of the Spanish Civil War. Masters represented here include all the greats - Dali, Picasso, Miro and Guernica.
The bookshop has some excellent collections. The cafe is nice. The restaurant is yummy, if pricey. The most popular painting here is Picasso’s Guernica. The museum creates a strange vibe – it’s drab ancient form contrasts with the vivid artwork.
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Queen Sofia Arts Center Ticket Prices
- EUR 4.50 for the audio guide.
- You might be eligible for reduced admissions.
- Free 7:00 pm-9:00 pm from Monday to Saturday.
- Free 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Sundays.
How To reach Queen Sofia Arts Center by Public Transport
- By Metro: Line 1 stop Atocha
Restaurants Near Queen Sofia Arts Center
- Restaurant at the museum
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Things to Know Before Visiting Queen Sofia Arts Center
54.15% of people who visit Madrid include Queen Sofia Arts Center in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
35.71% of people start their Queen Sofia Arts Center visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Queen Sofia Arts Center
58.27% of people prefer walking in order to reach Queen Sofia Arts Center
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Queen Sofia Arts Center, Madrid Reviews
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
If you are in Madrid it's really worth it to see the incredible collection they have there. La Guernica it's obviously the star of this museum but the whole exposition has a lot to offer. If you are in between El Prado and Reina Sofía I would choose El Prado but don't for a moment understimate this place, amazing for art lovers. If you are a student I believe it's free at a certain hour, I firmly suggest to check the schedule before deciding to go. It's also big so a little research would help.
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