Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Mandan Lynn on July 22, 2006

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
Monday-Saturday 10:00-9:00 pm
Sunday 10:00-2:30 pm
Closed Tuesday
Admission: 6,00 euros (students 3,00)
Free on Sunday and Saturday after 2:30

The Reina Sofia rivals the Prado, as far as I'm concerned. Sure, when we think Madrid, we think Prado, but if you like art museums you won't want to miss the Reina Sofia, either.

When I was there, they had a special Picasso exhibition on display. Since it carries with it an additional cost, I didn't go, but I wasn't disappointed -- the permanent collection includes several Picassos, anyway -- some of my favorites of his that I've seen. I really enjoyed it.

Of course, you'll also see works by Dali. This was a real treat for me -- the first Dalis I've ever seen in real life. They're fascinating paintings, even though I wouldn't necessarily want them hanging in my living room.

I went on a Saturday afternoon, and it was pretty crowded. Since I got there just before 2:30, I also had to stand in line outside -- in the hot, hot heat -- but it was well worth it. The Reina Sofia has a fantastic collection.
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Santa Isabel 52
Madrid, Spain, 28012
+34 (91) 7741000

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