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Madrid: Reina Sofia Museum Private Tour with Skip-the-Line

1. Madrid: Reina Sofia Museum Private Tour with Skip-the-Line

Approach the contemporary art collection at the Queen Sofia Museum in a personalized and insightful manner. Your local guide has specialized in art history and will accompany you to the museum and give a short introduction to the tour and the city of Madrid.  Once at the museum, enjoy avoiding the queue and enter directly. Explore museum artworks, architecture, and history of the Spanish National Art Collection beginning in 1881, which is the year Picasso was born. During your tour of the Queen Sofia Museum, your knowledgeable guide will introduce you to the works of some of Spain’s most influential painters including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, and Salvador Dali, along with international artists. Your guide will teach you about the dictatorship regime and help you understand the effect that it had on the artistic expression of these Spanish artists, particularly during the Second Republic in the 1930's. Learn about the bombings and suffering experienced by people in Guernica and how this event shocked Picasso.  Your guide is prepared to customize the tour to meet the needs of each guest, whether you are a visitor with a general interest or a seasoned art lover. After enjoying your personalized tour, spend time visiting the temporary exhibitions or re-visit a specific artwork independently. You may want to reflect on the exhibits by resting your feet on a garden seat in the shady cloister or by having a coffee in a cafeteria.

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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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Madrid: Prado and Reina Queen Sofia Museums Private Tour

3. 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: Reina Sofia Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Museum Tour

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

In the 1990s, a former hospital was renovated and turned into the Reina Sofia, home to 20th century art mostly from Spanish artists. Your expert guide will discuss the various artistic movements on display here, including abstractionism, cubism, surrealism and modernism. Learn all about Spain’s most famous artistic export, Pablo Picasso, while standing in front of his world-changing painting, “Guernica.” You’ll see works by Joan Miró, like “The Man with a Pipe,” as well as Salvador Dali’s “Face of the Great Masturbator,” learning about the techniques and stories behind these sometimes offbeat works of art. Your guide will situate all of these works in their larger social and political contexts, allowing you to understand how events like the Spanish Civil War shaped these artists lives and works. By the end, you’ll have experienced one of Spain’s and the world’s, most exquisite collections of contemporary art, which no trip to Madrid should go without.

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Madrid: Thyssen-Bornemisza & Reina Sofia Private Tour

5. Madrid: Thyssen-Bornemisza & Reina Sofia Private Tour

Explore the Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia Museum, two of some of the most visited museums in the world, both part of an area of Madrid that concentrates the most important collection of paintings in Spain. Admire a gallery of old and modern masters including Italian and Flemish painters of the 14th and 15th centuries, Renaissance works, Dutch Baroque painting, and Italian Vedutism of the 18th century. See impressionist repertoire and various currents of 20th-century modern art such as Cubism, German Expressionism, abstract painting, Pop Art, and figuration of the 1980s. Afterward, walk to the Reina Sofia Museum with your guide, located in the former General Hospital of Madrid, a large neoclassical building of the 18th century by the Italian architect Sabatini. Witness core works by great Spanish artists of the twentieth century, especially Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró. See collections of surrealist art, cubism, and the presence of artists of the New Figuration such as Francis Bacon and Antonio Saura.

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Fantastic Tour!

My Mother and Brother and I recently took this private tour with Enrique. The tour includes so much for the price - meet up at your hotel, incredibly interesting tours of Prado and Sofia Reina, tickets to both museums and a small bite with a drink in between the museum visits. This was a must do for me and I loved the commentary and information gathered from Enrique's passionate tour. My brother is not an art lover and can easily be bored and lost in a tour like this but he also thoroughly enjoyed the tour which says a lot about Enrique! I would highly recommend this tour if you want to see these museums and understand more about Spanish art and artists.

We loved this tour and learned so much. But best of all was our guide Marta. She’s so nice and knowledgeable. Our kids (ages 18, 20 and 21) loved Marta too. Marta walked us around old Madrid and shared many of the cities hidden secrets...we got an entire second tour!!! Highly recommended!!! Brian & Tsila

Excellent tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The tour helped pull together the artistic and political context of Picasso's Guernica from the time of Goya until its creation. We also came to appreciate the continuing significance of Guernica after WWII.

We had such a great time with Martha walking through the museum. She did such a great job pacing our visit and we had so much fun discussing the art, the history of the art pieces and their artists. Hands down best tour we did in Madrid.

Our guide was great. The collection at the museum is exactly what we wanted to see. Picasso, Dali, Miro, Man Ray, etc.