Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
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Member Reviews (62)
- Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofíaMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Mar 04, 2014
This is an excellent modern art museum which is particularly strong in Spanish artists including Picasso, Gris, Miro and Dali among the most famous names. The building itself was originally a hospital but has been modernized with glass elevator shafts and a glass third level terrace.
- Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofíaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Jan 24, 2014
The Reina Sofia, along the Accademia in Venice, is the most memorable art museum that I've seen in Europe. This is where you'll find the Guernica. Although the image is famous, what you don't realize is that it's about forty feet long and ten feet high. Close up the image is so powerful it's almost domineering.
- Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofíaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 5Jan 23, 2014
The Reina Sofia museum was originally a hospital that was redesigned and converted into one of the world's leading modern art museums. From the breathtaking architecture outside of the building to the beautiful glass elevators, you'll be impressed before you even step inside. Once you go through the doors you can see a huge collection of works that inspired movements, including many from Salvador Dalí and Picasso. The museum's most famous piece is Picasso's "El Guernica" which leaves a lasting impression considering its theme and sheer size.
The museum is a must-see even for Budget Travellers as some days there is free entry!
- Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofíaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 12, 2013
Near the Atocha metro stop, and a short walk from the Prado. This museum is dedicated mostly to Spanish artists. The most famous painting in the collection is probably Guernica. They also have several excellent works of art by Joan MiroRecommended for:Art & Design Lovers
- Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofíaOct 20, 2013
This museum was one of my major reasons for visiting Madrid. Seeing Pablo Picasso's Guernica in person is something all art aficionados should do. The entire collection is wonderful, however, and the staff is extremely friendly. This is one of the few museums that does allow photography (no flash, obviously), so make the most of it!
- Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofíaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Sep 17, 2013
Following up on our day at the Prado and the Thyssen museums, we headed to Reina Sofia to see La Guernica by Pablo Picasso. Ever since hearing about it and studying it in high school I've always wanted to see it in person. I never thought I would. Fast forward many years later and a plane flight to Spain, there I was looking at one of the most famous pieces of the 20th century. Picasso painted La Guernica after the Spanish city of Guernica was bombed during the Spanish Civil War. It's powerful, Cubist, quite large, and speaks volumes. You really do have to see it in all its glory to really appreciate it. It's grandiose. He personally made sure Guernica was relocated back to Spain after Franco's death and now it's home is in the Reina Sofia.
The Reina Sofia houses mainly 20th century art and complements the Prado in what its collection lacks. There are mainly Spanish artists featured but you'll be able to find works from other notable artists like Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Pollock. The Paseo del arte pass was definitely worth the money to be able to check out all of these works with unlimited time available. The museum offers free entry Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 7pm until 9pm. Saturday afternoons (from 2.30pm) and Sunday mornings (until 2.30pm). At other times it costs €6 to get in. The museum is closed on Tuesdays.
- Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofíaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Aug 29, 2013
My favourite museum in Madrid, this contemprary art museum is located in the Paseo del Arte area. Fabulous exhibitons and names such as Dali, Miro, Picasso, Rothke,etc everywhere. The famous Picasso's painting Guernica is there and it's absolutelly incredible. Loved it and it is a good choice for contemporany art lovers!
- Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofíaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jul 16, 2013
After wandering the great Prado, it's tempting to skip the Reina Sofia, but I think it's worth a visit, if not only to see the incredible Guernica. It's also got an impressive collection of other Picassos, Dalis and Miros--three of Spain's most innovative and talented painters. The museum furthermore houses a lot of modern and/or contemporary art, which offers a nice break from the many darker, stiffer, renaissance exhibits found at the Prado. Admission is free from 7-9 pm, Mon-Sat (closed Tuesdays) and from 3-7 pm on Sundays.
- Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofíaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 2Jul 06, 2013
Big museum that often has large areas on rotational display. Out front is a plaza with many steps and cafes, and inside is another garden square. The art, mostly Spanish, is less classic/romantic and more modern/abstract. Perhaps the most famous works exhibited here are by Picasso and Dalí.
- Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofíaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Apr 01, 2013
This is one of the better known museums in Spain and hosts some of the great Spanish artists such as Picasso and Dali. It isn't a very large museum but you could easily get lost in the art for an hour or two. It hosts Picasso's famous Geurnica painting, an unbelievable piece of artwork. Admission is free after certain times at night, but check their website for exact times and dates.