Guided Tour Of Madrid's Reina Sofia Museum

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While you are in Madrid, don't miss the chance to visit Spains national museum, Reina Sofia. On a 1.5-hour guided tour led by an art historian, explore the highlights of this museum including the collections of Spain's two greatest 20th century masters, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dal. Stand in front of the most famous masterpiece in the museum, Picasso's painting Guernica. Discover the history behind the paintings of the modern period. Tour is conducted in English and Spanish, with a maximum group size of 30 people.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by an art historian
  • Family friendly

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At 12:45pm, meet your art historian guide next to the statue located outside the main entrance of the museum. Housed in an elegant old hospital building next to the Atocha railway station, the Reina Sofa boast over 21,000 works. The Reina Sofa's vaulted hallways are the ideal place to discover many of Spains finest artists and sculptors. Your guide will explain some of 20th-century Spanish art, from abstractionism to cubism, and surrealism to modernism, showing you the most important work of artists like Picasso, Juan Gris, Dal and Joan Mir. International artists are not heavily represented in the collection, but there are works by Pierre Bonnard, Vasily Kandinsky or Diego Rivera. Along with thisextensive collection, the museum also offers a mixture of national and international temporary exhibitions in its many galleries.

Explore the hallways and galleries with your guide, and learn how and why these talented people created their art. The tour will end at approximately 2pm at the museum, but you are free to linger longer inside if you wish.

Inclusions for Guided Tour Of Madrid's Reina Sofia Museum

  • Professional art historian guide
  • Admission ticket

Exclusions for Guided Tour Of Madrid's Reina Sofia Museum

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Photography is not allowed inside the museum

Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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9 reviews by the users

  • Was surprised it was bilingual since we thought we booked English. Well done but the wait between other languages became a bit distracting.

  • At US48 pp the cost was at the upper end of the spectrum but our energetic young guide soon had us wrapped up in forms of art that were once, mysteries. She began the tour exactly on time and divided us into two 'listening' groups. One Spanish, the other English. Some may feel deprived of half the guide's time with this format but we were quite content as it gave us private discussion time and an overview of other works in the room that were not focussed when it was our turn. She did an excellent job of explaining everything clearly and progressively in perfect English.
    We thoroughly enjoyed the tour as we not only saw the 'big ticket items' such as La Guerica, but it also added some detail to key events and characters in the evolution of Spain itself.
    Would we recommend this tour? Absolutely!

  • Excellent tour and guide. Although it says no photos on the info sheet, photos are allowed in certain parts. No photos allowed of 'Guernica', however. Our guide gave us very detailed information on many works of art as well as the artists' insight, in particular, Dali's 'Great Masturbator' and Picasso's 'Guernica'. Without the guide, we may have simply viewed the paintings and moved on. She gave us a deep understanding. Very well done. The museum could use better signage as to where things are, such as restrooms and cafes. All said, can't miss coming here.

  • The Reina Sofia Museum is a must-see for any art-lover visiting Madrid. We normally do not book tours of museums and art galleries, preferring to make our own way around them, but the postings by other Viator travellers persuaded us that we would gain more with professional guidance in this case. We were a bit dubious when handed radio receivers, but soon realised that this was the only way of hearing clearly in the crowded galleries. The guide, Irene, was very pleasant, fluent, and exceedingly knowledgeable about the various artistic movements of the early 20th century. The highlight of the visit has to be seeing Picasso's Guernica, and Irene's explanation of this iconic painting was revelatory.

  • I am a huge Picasso fan. You want to see Guernica you go here. Well worth it. It is spectacular. The museum has an old and new part. The old was a former hospital. Some great paintings in this place- Iot was also a better English Spanish split on the explanation- liked it a lot.

  • This tour did not meet my expectations. We spent a great deal of time moving our large group through the museum up and down several elevators and relatively little time looking at the art. Our tour guide, Jose, just seemed to be going through the motions. He hadn't made much effort to figure out how to translate what he wanted to say about the art into English, or to present a coherent perspective on the different art movements represented in the Reina Sofia. While he seemed knowledgeable about art from a certain perspective, he didn't seem to understand how to engage the group or to convey excitement or enthusiasm about Dali, Picasso, etc. Rather than exciting my kids about art, I think it turned them off art and museums.

  • We had the most wonderful guide, Belén, who took us on a tour along Cubism and Surrealism, talking fluently and with a good sense of humour in-between paintings.

  • Great guided tour to see most important pieces and related history

  • This place is just amazing. We had a chance to see all Picasso's paintings very well explained by out tour guide. The guide has a small group and spoke very clear in both English and Spanish. Excellent experience and highly recommended.

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