Of all the cultural places you can visit in Madrid, one of my favorites is the Reina Sofia Museum, located in the old General Hospital and which is in the Atocha area. It is the southern vertex in the well-known Madrid Art Triangle that complete the Prado Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. It is on the list of the 20 most visited museums in the world and when it was founded it did so to accommodate the Contemporary Art collections that could not be in the Prado Museum.
It is an important museum internationally but not so much since the modern Art It has a very irregular history in Spain, so it is not possible to compare it to famous museums of the genre such as Moma or the Georges Pompidou Center. In its vast Library there are more than 100,000 books, 3,500 sound recordings and about 1,000 videos. The best-known work is undoubtedly the Picasso's Guernica, and there are many people who pay the entrance only to be able to see it and that is next to the many sketches that were made before finishing it.
In addition to Picasso, he also has an excellent collection by Salvador Dalí, partly thanks to the fact that this art master donated many of his works to the State and these were distributed between this museum and the Dalí Theater-Museum in Figueras. There are also works by a multitude of authors, both Spanish and foreign, such as Joan Miro, Antonie Tapies, Pablo Palazuelo, Georges Braque, Fernand Léger, Yves Klein ...
For get to the Reina Sofía Museum just take the subway or the bus to the Atocha station and you have it in front of you. It is open from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. On Tuesdays it closes. The entrance is very cheap, and you can see the entire collection and the temporary exhibitions for € 6, and if you only want to see the temporary exhibitions it comes with € 3. In addition, groups of 15 or more members and cultural volunteers have a 50% discount. You also have several ways to enter for free: if you are under 18, over 65 or retired, unemployed, member of any museum foundation or association or if you go on Saturdays after 2:30 p.m. or on Sundays at any time.
A Walk Around The Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain (October 2020)