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Reina Sofía (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía)

With some of Spain’s foremost modern and contemporary artworks and a collection that ranks among the world’s finest, this is a museum art lovers won’t want to miss.

The Reina Sofía (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía) is one of the world’s most famous modern and contemporary art museums. It counts works by masters like Picasso and Dalí among its permanent collection and is one of Madrid’s biggest attractions. It covers a period from the late 19th century to the modern era. The majority of works on display are by Spanish artists, though the museum also features a good selection of international art.

Check out the Irruption of the 20th Century galleries to see a selection of works created between 1900 and 1945. They deal with the transition to modernity and the enormous political and social changes occurring at the time. Gaze at paintings by Juan Gris, Georges Braque, Joan Miró and Dalí. For many visitors, however, the highlight is Pablo Picasso’s Guernica.

Move on to Is The War Over? Art in a Divided World for a look at works moving further toward abstraction and existentialism. Topics include the ideological divide after World War II and the rise of consumerism. Admire the paintings and sculptures of Jorge Oteiza, Jean Dubuffet and many other acclaimed artists.

Head over to From Revolt to Postmodernity to find artworks that tackle modern and contemporary themes like gender, globalization, and the nature of art. Here you’ll see works by contemporary Spanish artists like Luis Gordillo and the Zaj Group as well as Latin American art responding to political crises across the continent.

The Reina Sofía is also home to an enormous library and holds regular special exhibitions. Check the website for details and dates. The museum is along Calle de Santa Isabel, near the Atocha metro station. There is a fee for entry to the museum, which is open daily except Tuesdays and national holidays.

Popular Activities at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

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Hotel RIU Plaza España ¥10,616
Hotel RIU Plaza España

Hotel RIU Plaza España

C/ Gran Via, 84, Madrid
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Moncloa-Aravaca, this hotel is steps from Plaza de Espana - Princesa, Plaza de España, and Gran Via Street. Teatro Coliseum and Lope de Vega Theatre are also within 5 minutes. Plaza de Espana Station is only a 2-minute walk and Ventura Rodriguez Station is 5 minutes.

    Hotel Mediodia ¥5,898
    Hotel Mediodia

    Hotel Mediodia

    Plaza del Emperador Carlos V 8, Madrid, Madrid
       
      2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Atocha, this hotel is steps from Lavapies, Paseo del Prado, and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. El Retiro Park and Prado Museum are also within 10 minutes. Estación del Arte is only a 2-minute walk and Atocha Renfe Station is 6 minutes.

      Hotel Regina ¥8,472
      Hotel Regina

      Hotel Regina

      Alcala 19, Madrid, Madrid
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Centro, this hotel is steps from La Equitativa Building, Casino de Madrid, and Church of las Calatravas. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts and Sala Alcala 31 are also within 5 minutes. Sevilla Station is only a 2-minute walk and Sol Station is 5 minutes.

        Hotel Paseo del Arte ¥7,291
        Hotel Paseo del Arte

        Hotel Paseo del Arte

        Atocha 123, Madrid, Madrid
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Literary Quarter, this hotel is steps from Lavapies, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and Paseo del Prado. Prado Museum and CaixaForum Madrid are also within 10 minutes. Estación del Arte is only a 2-minute walk and Anton Martin Station is 7 minutes.

          Only YOU Hotel Atocha ¥11,904
          Only YOU Hotel Atocha

          Only YOU Hotel Atocha

          Paseo Infanta Isabel 13, Atocha, Madrid
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Retiro, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Atocha Station Memorial, El Retiro Park, and Paseo del Prado. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and CaixaForum Madrid are also within 10 minutes. Atocha Renfe Station and Atocha Cercanías Station are within a 2-minute walk.

            NH Madrid Nacional ¥9,974
            NH Madrid Nacional

            NH Madrid Nacional

            Paseo del Prado, 48, Madrid, Madrid
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Literary Quarter, this hotel is steps from Lavapies, Paseo del Prado, and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Prado Museum and Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum are also within 10 minutes. Estación del Arte is only a 2-minute walk and Atocha Renfe Station is 6 minutes.

              Hotel Atlantico Madrid ¥13,672
              Hotel Atlantico Madrid

              Hotel Atlantico Madrid

              Gran Via 38, Madrid, Madrid
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Centro, this hotel is steps from Plaza de Callao, Gran Via Street, and Teatro Lara. Teatro Rialto and Lope de Vega Theatre are also within 5 minutes. Callao Station is only a 2-minute walk and Gran Via Station is 3 minutes.

                Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via ¥14,478
                Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via

                Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via

                Gran Via 11, Madrid, Madrid
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Centro, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gran Via Street, Puerta del Sol, and Paseo del Prado. Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum and Teatro Lara are also within 10 minutes. Gran Via Station and Sevilla Station are within a 5-minute walk.