Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is Spain's national museum of 20th-century art. The museum was officially inaugurated on September 10, 1992, and is named for Queen Sofía. It is located in Madrid, near the Atocha train and metro stations, at the southern end of the so-called Golden Triangle of Art.

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Best time to visit?

Late spring and early fall are the best times for visiting Madrid. From late March to late October, Spain benefits from daylight saving time so days are extremely long. To give you an idea, from mid-June to mid-July the sun sets at 10pm, allowing plenty of time to visit the city.

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Madrid has enough life in it to enjoy a week there. If that turns out to be a little too long for you, the city is also well positioned for day-trip opportunities. For instance, consider visiting historic Toledo or Segovia, if not the Ribera del Duero wine region for a tasting or two!

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Barajas International Airport is one of the world’s largest, which means it’s busy but pleasantly well connected! Taxis are available but the Renfe train is the cheapest and quickest option, however, at rush hour it might be less stressful to get the airport express bus. There is also the Metro, although this isn’t advisable when carrying plenty of luggage.

What people are saying about Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Our tour was educational, and our tour guide was very experienced.
Initially, I was apprehensive about our tour because the group was large and it looked like the tour was going to be given simultaneously in Spanish and English by one tour guide. However, a second guide arrived before we began, and we broke into two smaller groups – one for each language. Our group of five people was a perfect size. It made it easy to follow our guide as we moved through the exhibits. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, leading us through each exhibit in chronological order of the styles of art. She gave us a background on each style, information on each artist and his/her life, and pointed out details and symbolism in each piece. She brought along copies of related works from the Prado and other museums – a very thoughtful extra touch. My husband and I were very pleased with this tour, especially getting to see Guernica in person and exploring the museum at our leisure after the tour. Only complaint: quality of guide’s mic – the audio was sometimes painfully crackly.

Madrid: Reina Sofía Museum Tour reviewed by Katherine

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Paola was amazing, informative and energetic
So happy we booked this tour of the Reina Sofia. Paola was such a great tour guide. She helped us understand so many of the abstract pieces and provided information that we would remember and appreciate. She was super sweet and friendly. Made the entire experience 1000 times better.

Madrid: Reina Sofía Museum Tour reviewed by Rachel

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Balen was a perfect guide and made the tour outstanding.
I enjoyed the tour of the Reina Sofia, and we were allowed plenty of time to roam on our on at the end of the tour. Balen’s knowledge of art was impressive. This tour from booking to the end made my stay in Madrid memorable.

Madrid: Reina Sofía Museum Tour reviewed by James

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