Queen Sofia Arts Center, Madrid

Queen Sofia Arts Center, Madrid - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Calle de Santa Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid, Spain

Phone: +34-917741000

Ticket Price: 8 EUR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

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About Queen Sofia Arts Center, Madrid

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.

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
  • Samarkanda
  • McDonald’s

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  • I'm probably not adding much to the conversation here by saying that this is one of the attractions that you should see if you're in Madrid. Regardless of whether you think you're into art the collection here is of such importance that it's worth a visit. If you can, visit during the paid hours as you'll find the galleries slightly less busy and all areas open for viewing. The layout of the exhibitions between the old and new wings of can be confusing enough without having to navigate around closed areas. I only have a passing interest in art but found the collection here so valuable in understanding the events in Spain and Europe over the past century. All of the works have commentary in both English and Spanish but the video elements are usually subtitled in Spanish only.

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  • Maybe my favourite Art Museum in Madrid. With some of the most famous paintings of Picasso, Dalí and much more. With a nice roof too. And if you check the timetable on its website, it's easy to go in time of free entrance

  • Overall it is a good museum. The overwhelming reason to visit is to see Picasso's Guernica. Of course it is situated so that you have to walk past a lot of art to reach the main attraction, but that doesn't detract from the experience. I also appreciate the other information and artwork that is found in the Guernica room giving some background and historical context. A must see if in Madrid

  • Apart from Picasso's Guernica and just a few other masterpieces, the museum barely offers anything else. The exposition is chaotic. The building is interesting but quite strange. Anyway, this was the most disappointing museum that I visited in Madrid. In my option it doesn't worth the time and the ticket.

  • One of the best museum I've get to see. The place looks amazing and the art pieces are definitely master pieces. Some define art by themselves.

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