Reina Sofia art national center is one of the most important museums in Spain and one of the biggest collections of contemporary art in Europe. It is located in Madrid, close to the famous Atocha Station, one of the city symbols.
It was founded in 1992 in the location of the old General Hospital of Madrid, a neoclassical building dating to the eighteenth century in the neighborhood of Atocha.
Together with the other two leading museums of Madrid: the Prado and Thyssen -Bornemisza it forms the famous Triangle Art of Madrid. All these three museums explain the history of art in a worldwide level.
The Reina Sofia has one of the largest collections in the world of contemporary art, with works of great Spanish artists of the twentieth century. Among them you can see paintings of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Joan Miró.
You can not only find the Spanish artists´ works but also you will find the great works of Magritte, Rothko, Diego Rivera, Alexander Calder and many more. There are some temporary exhibitions as well. If you are interested, we recommend you to visit its website:
The Reina Sofia Museum is located a few meters from the Atocha station, exactly at Santa Isabel, 52.
Line 1 Atocha station
Line 3 Lavapiés station
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
General ticket 8 €
However, you have free admission on:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sundays, 3 p.m.to 7 p.m.
18 and 27 April 17 and May 18 all day
12 October to 6 December all day
If you are an art lover and visit Madrid, do not hesitate to stay near the Reina Sofia Museum. Besides being close to museums that make up one of the Golden Triangle of Art, you will be located in one of the best areas of Madrid.