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
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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53.95% 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
Permanent collection and temporary exhibitions are definitely interesting and worth a visit. I also appreciated the low entrance price and the gratuity for my senior mum. I didn't like the fact that the path through the museum halls is not guided and I found the visit a bit difficult. In the end I was not sure about what halls I visited and what I was missing.
I think ‘eclectic’ is the best adjective for this collection. Split between two connected buildings there is a nice display of traditional modernists as well as contemporary artists displaying their pieces. Entry fee is decent and the collection really makes you reflect on some of the terrible occurrences in modern Spanish history which influenced these works
Better than the Prado! Less crowded (I literally walked in to this museum compared to the 40 minutes at the ticket window of Prado), good collection of art including the masterpiece Guernica by Picasso and some great surreal paintings by Dali and other surreal movement artists. A 3 minute walk from the train station, choose this museum if you want to enjoy art in peace.
Excellent and comprehensive collection with the emphasis on contemporary works. Exemplary conditions and spaces. Annual pass is reasonably priced for entry to all state museums.
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.