Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid

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Take a journey through modern art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, which features some of contemporary art’s most revered works, including those from famous Spaniards Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. The museum is mainly dedicated to Spanish art of the 20th century, but the extensive collection includes works by a number of international artists, including Max Ernst, Robert Delaunay, Richard Serra, and Francis Bacon, to name just a few. The museum’s many galleries often play host to a mixture of national and international temporary exhibits, while the on-site free-access library contains an impressive collection of over 100,000 art books. The galleries displaying the permanent collection are spread over two floors, so if you’re looking for a specific work, save time by picking up a copy of the museum’s floor plans from the information desk at the entrance. Plan to visit Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia during your Madrid vacation using our convenient Madrid online trip itinerary maker.
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  • Reina Sofia has an excellent collection of contemporary and modern art. There is more than just Guernica and Dali. On the walls you can find laminated cards in holders in English and Spanish... 
    Reina Sofia has an excellent collection of contemporary and modern art. There is more than just Guernica and Dali. On the walls you can find laminated cards in holders in English and Spanish...  more »
  • Picasso's Guernica is THE reason to come to this museum, but between the slow elevators and limited bathroom stalls, it feels like it needs a bit of a revamp. 
    Picasso's Guernica is THE reason to come to this museum, but between the slow elevators and limited bathroom stalls, it feels like it needs a bit of a revamp.  more »
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  • Museum collected an impressive part of world-renowned pieces of art. For me it was just fascinating and breathtaking! But I missed a sort of explanation or, so to Say, background for parts of the exhibition. The museum was full of foreign tourists and let's face the truth - not everyone is familiar with the stories that are well known to Spanish nation. Therefore, I do not think the museum plays such a big educational role for its visitors. What's more, many rooms were closed (maybe there was a reason for that...), and what made me confused - they close it at 2.30pm on Sundays! Besides the museum is closed on one day of the week - which is very typical for this kind of institution. But closing it in the middle of the day on Sunday? Come on Guys! So inconvenient! I have been to many museums in Europe and it is the first one I was kicked out on Sunday early afternoon :) :) :) funny and sad at the same time. To sum it up - I loved it but maybe u should think of changing the opening hours
  • The museum has four floors full of exhibits and galleries. It is a very contemporary and abstract/modern art museum, so while you learn a bit of history through the exhibits such as the Spanish Cold War, social justice movements, and more, it remains largely an abstract art museum. If you enjoy abstract art, you'll thoroughly enjoy it. As someone who prefers more history with the art, it was still nice. One criticism is that all of the exhibits were in Spanish, and I wish there was some English translations but a lot of the staff are knowledgeable and can also help in understanding the art.

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