Skip-the-line tickets to the Reina Sofía Museum
- Explore the nineteenth- and twentieth-century art collections
- See Picasso’s Guernica, plus works by Miro, Braque and Dali
- Admire the 2005 building by French architect Jean Nouvel
- Discover the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions
The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía of Madrid is dedicated to late 19th and 20th century art. Also known as the Queen Sofia Museum, it is located in the so-called Golden Triangle of Art not far from the world-famous Museo del Prado and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.
The Queen Sofia Museum was first hosted in the 16th century San Carlos Hospital building. The collection was made up of works displayed at the Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art. After some restoration work, the Permanent Collection was inaugurated on September 10th 1992 by Their Majesties King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia (Sabatini building). As the collection and temporary exhibits kept increasing, they decided to extend the museum surface, which led to the 2005 inauguration of a new building, created by French architect Jean Nouvel.
The collection includes around 20,000 works of art and masterpieces by Spanish and international artists. Here you will find works by Picasso and Dalí, but also Joan Miró, Juan Gris, Lucio Fontana, Ives Klein, Max Ernst, Robert Delaunay, Yves Tanguy, Georges Braque and many more.
IMPORTANT: On Sundays the museum is open from 10:00am to 7.00pm. The sale of tickets at the ticket office will finish at 2.00pm, apart from advanced bookings. Entrance to the museum will be free starting at 1.30pm.
- General ticket (the main collection + temporary exhibitions)
Free admission for:
- People over the age of 65
- Students aged 25 and under (for international students is recommended to show the ISIC card)
- Holders of youth card or equivalent document
- Persons with disability.
Reduced admission with accreditation 50% (only at box office) for:
- Cultural volunteers, members of official large families, staff employed of museums not attached to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport
The museum has two entrances:
- Sabatini Building: 52 Santa Isabel Street 28012, Madrid
- Nouvel Building: Ronda de Atocha Street 28012, Madrid
- Calle Santa Isabel, 52. 28012 Madrid
- There is a cloakroom service at both entrances
- The Sabatini building has ramp access
- The Nouvel building has automatic lockers for wheelchair users
- Use the cloakroom at the entrance to the Nouvel building for large possessions (please note: the Nouvel has no ramp access)
- Photos without flash, tripod, monopod or any other stabilizing element are allowed, except where otherwise indicated
- No photos or image recording equipment is allowed in area 206 (Picasso’s Guernica)
- Baby carriages/pushchairs/strollers can be borrowed at the locker service counters or you may bring your own
- Monday: 10.00am-9.00pm
- Tuesday: Closed
- Wednesday-Saturday: 10.00am-9.00pm
- Sunday: The museum is open from 10:00am to 7.00pm. The sale of tickets at the ticket office will finish at 2.00pm, apart from advanced bookings. Entrance to the museum will be free starting at 1.30pm; only Collection 1 will be open. The rest of the museum will be closed
- Visitors are kindly asked to clear the gallery 15 minutes before closing time
- The museum is free on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7.00 pm to 9.00pm
- The museum is open and free all day on the following dates: 18 and 29 April, 17 and 18 May, 12 October, and 6 December
- Closing days: 1 and 6 January, 1 and 15 May, 9 November, 24/25/31 December
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