Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
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Madrid: Skip-the-Line Reina Sofía Museum Entrance Ticket

1. Madrid: Skip-the-Line Reina Sofía Museum Entrance Ticket

The museum represents an intersection of spaces, objects and times: a place where narratives are woven together and stories told, rendering every intersection meaningful as it leads off in one direction or another, turning it into an intense experience of discovery and knowledge. This is why everything that is exhibited, in all its strangeness, all its questions, has to actually touch the visitor’s everyday reality, bringing about a genuine learning experience. The Museo Reina Sofia’s presentation of its collection posits a multi-narrative journey, which adopts a definite standpoint and not only keeps the mystery inherent in art alive, but also strengthens resistance towards the single, fixed reading. Traditional genres coexist side by side with photography, film, sound and dance. With your full-day ticket, you will have access to more than 21,000 works currently on display in the main building.

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Madrid: Reina Sofía Museum Private Tour

2. Madrid: Reina Sofía Museum Private Tour

Explore the Reina Sofía Museum, also known as the Queen Sofía Museum, at your own pace on this dedicated private tour. Admire, and learn first-hand information about Spanish artists' Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró's renowned surreal art from your professional guide. Continue your tour through the museum's historical halls, and find yourself face to face with one of Pablo Picasso's most well-known works, Guernica, considered by art critics as one of the most moving anti-war paintings in history. Finish your tour by immersing yourself in Madrid's so-called Golden Triangle of Art, where the museum sits alongside two other world-famous art galleries, the Prado Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

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Prado, Reina Sofia & Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums Guided Tour

3. Prado, Reina Sofia & Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums Guided Tour

Enjoy the best of the permanent collections at the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza, and Reina Sofía museums in Madrid on a 5-hour guided tour. Start at the Prado Museum and admire paintings by Tiziano, Velázquez, Rubens, Goya, and others. Continue your tour at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, and see works by Impressionists such as Degas, Cezanne, Renoir, Van Gogh, and Gauguin. Take in the Pop Art and Dadaism collections, featuring works by Roy Lichtenstein and others. Finish at the Reina Sofía Museum. Admire Pablo Picasso’s Guernica and works by Salvador Dalí.

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Madrid: Prado and Reina Queen Sofia Museums Private Tour

4. Madrid: Prado and Reina Queen Sofia Museums Private Tour

Skip-the-line and visit 2 major Spanish museums with your private guide and discover two different collections.  Be picked up at your accommodation and head to your first stop, the Prado Museum, where you will skip-the-line and begin your private customizable tour inside. On the way, you will enjoy a brief introduction to the city, its history and culture.  Rest and recharge at lunch, which is included before visiting the Queen Sofia Museum. During your tour of the Queen Sofia Museum, your knowledgeable private guide will introduce you to the works of some of Spain’s most influential painters. After enjoying this personalized tour with your private guide there will be time for you to visit the temporary exhibitions or re-visit a specific artwork independently.

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Madrid City Bus Tour and Reina Sofia Museum Ticket

5. Madrid City Bus Tour and Reina Sofia Museum Ticket

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of this majestic city. Accompanied by a local expert guide, begin your 2.5-hour tour at Ferraz St. Pass through Gran Vía street, Plaza de España, Moncloa, Mayor street, Puerta del Sol, and Puerta de Alcalá until the Bullring. Visit Columbus Square, Paseo de la Castellana, and Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.  Then, you have the chance to visit one of the most important galleries in the city, the Reina Sofia Museum. See the masterpieces of famous artists including Gaudí, Miró, and Picasso. 

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Madrid: Reina Sofia Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

6. Madrid: Reina Sofia Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of the highlights in the greatest contemporary art museum in Madrid. Meet your guide and avoid the long queues. Get to know the backstories of all the paintings you'll see. The Museum's permanent collection contains works from the 1900s to the present day. Today, it has more than 20.000 different artworks. Visit both the Sabatini and Nouvel buildings, the 2 parts the museum divides into. Learn about the museum's history and discover why it was created. See the Guernica rough sketches and compare them to the final work, exhibited in the Museum. Important information: please note some paintings in the program might not be available on the day of your visit due to circumstances out of the tour operator's control despite belonging to the permanent collection of the museum. In these cases, visits to these paintings will be replaced by others of similar artistic value.

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What people are saying about Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 5 reviews

As a tourist who regularly visits Spain, I'd not been back to the Reina Sofia in several years. A Spanish friend who visited me in Madrid had never been (and never seen Guernica) , so it was a great time to re-visit. The contextualization of this masterpiece is incredibly important for those of us with limited knowledge of the Civil War. He was moved to experience this piece of his cultural heritage. The museum was well set up for social distancing, hand sanitizing, etc ... several galleries are closed to reduce volume in the building ... we also saw the Charlotte Johannesson retrospective and it was intriguing to see the works of this lesser known artist

It was great not having to cue for Reina Sofia. We went straight through the door, they scanned our tickets and we were in. Reina Sofia itself is a great museum and the way they exhibit new and old pieces together was very inspiring.

Unguided so didn’t have to wait for anyone to not show up. Easy in and enjoyed seeing Guernica.

O really like the history that was told of the palace, it was amazing

Easy online purchase of tickets so we did not have to wait in line.