Queen Sofia Arts CenterCurrently Open [Closes at 09:00 pm]
- 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
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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- 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.
- By Metro: Line 1 stop Atocha
- Restaurant at the museum
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54.24% of people who visit Madrid include Queen Sofia Arts Center in their plan
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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
This place is huge and you could easily spend a day or two exploring it. It is very reasonably priced too. I do like cubist work and if you don't this isn't the place for you. I've never seen so much cubist pieces in one place. Some of the Dali stuff took my breath away also, I didn't some of his early works I had never seen before and the style of them amazed me. A great way to spend a few hours at least.
We went to this museum to see Picasso’s famous Guernica. It did not disappoint. The room was not very crowded and it was easier to get a good look at it. There were many rooms filled with Picasso and various cubist artists. Building is beautiful, the line did not take too long and there is uncrowded bathroom on the fourth floor.
A fantastic gallery with a brilliant range of artists and iconic pieces. The bookshop was also fantastic. Most of the staff were lovely. However, there were a couple of staff members who had a bad attitude and acted very pretentious to our group. We were all teenagers who love art, and we thought that it was not right that our enthusiasm was frowned upon. We weren't being loud or disruptive, simply discussing our interpretations and opinions. Art is for EVERYONE. Thank you very much
Lots of Dali and Picasso works, it also has a very nice terrace (roof top)its definitely worth visiting. There are two entrances, make sure to check another one if there is a line. Museum is huge and its hard to navigate and almost no explanations in English, so audio guide is a must.
Totally recommend this amazing gallery. If you're in Madrid it is a must see. It's close to the attocha railway station and between 7.00pm and 9.00pm entry is free. It's well worth paying to enter though if that time doesn't suit you. It is an enormous gallery with works by many famous artists you will know as well as exhibitions.