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Reina Sofía Museum Tour with Professional Guide

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  • Meet some of the best examples of Spanish modern art at the Reina Sofia Museum.
  • Explore one of the best collections of Spanish art, with genres ranging from surrealism to modernism, from abstractism to cubism.
  • Admire numerous masterpieces of Pablo Picasso, including the world-famous El Guernica.
  • See Salvador Dali’s works, such as Still Life, Cubist Self Portrait and more!
  • With an expert guide by your side, get the best out of your Reina Sofia experience.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.
  • Children aged 2 and under go free. Children aged 3-11 enjoy reduced price tickets (carry a valid photo ID).

Reina Sofia Museum Reopens Post COVID-19

After three months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Reina Sofia Museum has finally opened its doors for the public on June 6th. To ensure the safety of the visitors, the authorities have placed several safety guidelines in place.

COVID-19 Safety Measures and Guidelines at Reina Sofia Museum

  • Face masks must be worn at all times and failure to comply with these rules will result in the visitor being asked to leave the premises. 
  • The recommend social distancing of 2 meters must be followed. Visitors are required to follow the marked exhibition paths in the Reina Sofia Museum. 
  • Reina Sofia Madrid visitors are recommended to wash their hands with sanitizers located at multiple points frequently. The sanitizer is also required to evaporate before touching any object in the museum. Visitors are requested to avoid touching any surfaces.
  • The use of drawers, touch screens, and access to sofas in the control room have been temporarily suspended. 
  • All Reina Sofia Madrid paper materials such as handouts are currently withdrawn. The museum has placed QR codes in the exhibition rooms that can be used to access the information. 
  • All rooms and facilities are cleaned and disinfected according to Covid-19 protocols and are marinated at 75% capacity. 
  • Reina Sofia Museum visitors are requested to pay with their credit cards.
  • Reina Sofia Museum tickets should be booked online to reduce queues and limit physical contact.

Why Visit The Reina Sofia Museum?

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  • The Reina Sofia Museum mixes various spaces, objects, and times, making it unique even in the art world. You can find that the various narratives of the exhibition rooms and the concepts of the collections can touch the lives of a visitor's everyday reality.
  • One of the museum’s major highlights would have to be Guernica which showcases the disturbing cry against the horrors of war. Get a glimpse of history with the politically charged prints from the 1960s in Room 415.
  • If you’re looking for hidden gems, head to the fourth floor and find a fine collection of international art.
  • In-room 406, you’ll find the iconic Tapiés’s Superimposition of Grey Matter, Saura’s Lola, and several works by Spain’s most celebrated sculptor: Eduardo Chillida.
  • Collection 3 in the Nouvel building is full of materials from the 1980s Movida Madrileña.

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Skip The Line Tickets To Reina Sofia Museum

With this ticket, walk past the ticketing lines and gain guaranteed access to the Reina Sofia Arts Center without standing in long queues through the dedicated skip-the-line entry.

With no time restrictions, get to stay as long as you want and explore the artworks of Spain's top three 20th century artists, Picasso, Dali, and Miro, at your own pace.

Marvel at works displayed in the eight temporary exhibitions and the permanent collections that house Utopias and Conflicts, Art in a Divided World, and From Revolt to Postmodernity.

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Free Reina Sofia Museum Tickets

With valid ID, some individuals are allowed free access to Reina Sofia Museum. This includes people of age groups under 18 and over 65, UG & PG Students of Fine Arts, Conservation and Restoration, History and History of Art, Youth Card Holders, Transport Pass of the Community of Madrid Holders, People with disabilities & the family accompanying them, Resolution authorized cultural group members, Official Tourism Guides and Journalists.

What is the Best Way to Buy Reina Sofia Museum Tickets? Book Online 

The best option to buy your Reina Sofia Museum tickets is to buy online. The online reservation system guarantees your access to the Museum as it books your slots in advance while providing you with discounts and amazing deals.

  • Convenience: Breeze past the general ticket lines and get to marvel at the artworks of different famous artists without waiting in long queues or wasting any time.
  • Advance Reservations: Book your time slots in advance by purchasing your tickets online and avoid the inconvenience of tickets being sold out.
  • Great Discounts: Reina Sofia has great deals and discounts on booking your tickets online.  
  • Free Tickets: Book your tickets online to grab the offers that give you the opportunity to get free tickets to Reina Sofia Museum.

Reina Sofia Museum Highlights

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Palacio de Velázquez

The Palacio de Velázquez is another one of the exhibition areas of Reina Sofia Madrid. It was designed as the main exhibition hall for the metal arts, ceramic and glasswork, and international exposition of mining.

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Collection of Museo Reina Sofía

Museo Reina Sofía has a vast collection of art, mainly from the 19th century, addressing the socio-political conflicts along with cultural and artistic fronts. It also addresses the new and experimental tone of the 20th Century.

Sabatini Building

The Sabatini Building is one of the venues at Reina Sofia Madrid founded as the Hospital de San Carlos in the 18th century by King Carlos III of Spain. It was only in 1990 that it was converted into the Museum it is today. It has a courtyard with broad vaulted galleries that are supported by stone pilasters and various exhibition spaces.

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Nouvel Building

The Nouvel Building was inaugurated in 2005 and comprises two massive exhibition spaces, a library a documentation center, a bookshop, offices, a café-restaurant, a protocol room, and two auditoriums. This building was meant to support the Sabatini Building by housing miscellaneous exhibits, in addition to other things like the cafe.

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Palacio de Cristal

The Crystal Palace was conceived as a greenhouse by Ricardo Velázquez Bosco during the Spanish colonization of the Philipines. Now, it is used as a secondary exhibition site. The Palace is constructed with materials such as iron and glass with elements of 19th-century colonialism.

Plan Your Visit To Reina Sofia Museum

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  • The Main Venue Sabatini and Nouvel Building: 10 AM to 2:30 PM (except on Tuesday & Sunday)
    Museum Opening Timings On Sunday: 10 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Venues Parque del Retiro. Palacio de Velázquez and Palacio de Cristal timings:
    January - February: 10 AM - 6PM
    March: 10 AM - 7 PM
    April - September: 11 AM - 10 PM
    October: 10 AM - 7 PM
    November - December: 10 AM - 6 PM
    It is open every day of the week though the timings change throughout the year.

Closed On: January 1st & 6, May 1st, May 15th, November 9th, & December 24th, 25th, and 31st.

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Address: C. de Sta. Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid, Spain

Find it on the map.

By Bus: EMT Line Bus

By Train: Nearest Train Station: Atocha-RENFE Train Station

By Metro: Line 1 Estación del Arte & Line 3 Lavapiés

By Bicycle: Nearest Bicycle Racks: At the Plaza Nouvel entrance, Sides of the Sabatini Building entrance

Parking facilities are available at: 

  • Atocha Train Station
  • Plaza Juan Goytisolo
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The Irruption of the 20th Century: Utopias and Conflicts

Location: Sabatini Building. Floor 2

Room 205: Guernica and the Thirties - With the collection starting from the late 19th Century, the artworks reflect the conflict between the strict authoritarianism in Europe and utopian experimental and unorthodox nature of art, culture and society.

Room 206.02: Oskar Schlemmer. Das Triadische Ballett (The Triadic Ballet), 1922 - Along with Oskar Schlemmer and Jean Arp’s works, you will find famous artworks in the room like Berenice Abbott's Empire State Building, Salvador Dalí’s Los esfuerzos estériles (Sterile Efforts) and Ángelus arquitectónico de Millet, and many more

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The museum offers the following services for all visitors:

  • Accessible to individuals with disabilities.
  • Includes activities with visual, hearing, and learning impairments
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Lift facility available in the Nouvel and Sabatini Building with braille marking.
  • Wi-Fi facility available.
  • Locker/cloakroom available (currently suspended for COVID)
  • Bookshop
  • Baby Changing Station
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  • Museo Nacional del Prado: The Museo Nacional del Prado is Spain’s main national art museum., located close to Reina Sofia Museum. It has massive collections of European art from the 12th century to the early 20th century.
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum: The Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum is another art museum near the Reina Sofia Museum. Along with the Museo Nacional del Prado It is known as part of the "Golden Triangle of Art”.
  • Royal Palace of Madrid: The Royal Palace of Madrid is, of course, the official residence of the Spanish royal family. It is also extremely close to the Reina Sofia Museum. However, the Palace is now used only for ceremonial purposes.
  • El Retiro Park: This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a large public park in Madrid, Spain. It belonged to the Spanish Monarchy until the late 19th century, and it even has a statue of King Alfonso XII.

Library & Documentation Center

Reina Sofia Documentation Center

The materials in the Museo Reina Sofía Research Centre, Library and Archive can be consulted free of cost without any charge in the reading room. It has an immense collection of specialized materials on Contemporary Art.

Located on the lower floors of the Nouvel Building, the collection provides documentary support to researchers, students and experts on the Contemporary Art subject.

Visitor Tips

  • The Reina Sofia Museum is free to visit on Wednesdays to Mondays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and Sundays from 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
  • It is important to note ths, the exhibition rooms must be maintained at a temperature of 21º Celsius due to conservation measures. So, visitors are recommended to wear warm clothing. 
  • An adult must accompany those under the age of 14lt. Those from 14-18 need to carry id and their Reina Sofia Museum Tickets.
  • The Reina Sofia Museum is completely wheelchair accessible. 
  • Lifts in the Nouvel Building and Sabatini Building have visual numbering scheme and even has braille for the visually disabled.
  • The Palacio de Cristal will be closed on rainy or heat-wave days.
  • All visitors are required to clear the gallery 15 minutes before closing time.
  • While there is no absolute rule or signs, taking photos is not encouraged in the Museum.
  • Due to the massive size of the Museum, it’s easy to get lost. So, please do keep track of the room numbers. 
  • Cloakroom and locker room services are currently suspended. So, it is recommended you don’t carry backpacks or large bags of any kind. 

All Your Questions About Reina Sofia Museum Tickets Answered

Q. Is the Reina Sofia Museum tour open now?

A. Yes, the Reina Sofia Museum is open to visitors. However, tickets are to be booked online and visitors can only access the Collections, the Sabatini Garden, and the Nouvel terraces in the Main Site, in addition to the current exhibitions. The Library and Central archive, on the other hand, can only be accessed with prior appointments.

Q. Is it safe to go for Reina Sofia Museum tours post COVID-19?

A. Yes, it is absolutely safe to on a Reina Sofia Museum tour. The museum has strict Covid-19 protocols in place to ensure the safety of the visitors. For example, visitors are required to wear and mask and wash their hands frequently. They are also required to take the stairs and maintain social distancing. Most importantly, the museum maintains a set capacity.

Q. Are discounts available on Reina Sofia Museum tickets?

A. Yes, visitors can avail of discounts on Reina Sofia Museum tickets by purchasing them online. Discounts are available for individuals under 18 and over 65, UG & PG Students of Fine Arts, Conservation and Restoration, History and History of Art, Youth Card Holders, Transport Pass of the Community of Madrid Holders, People with disabilities & the family accompanying them, Resolution authorized cultural group members, Official Tourism Guides and Journalists.

Q. Can I buy Reina Sofia Museum tickets online?

A. Visitors are expected to buy their Reina Sofia Museum tickets online to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Additionally, buying tickets online is a much better option as it will allow you to book and plan ahead. 

Q. What is the best way to buy tickets to the Reina Sofia Museum?

A. The best way to buy Reina Sofia Museum tickets would be to get them online. Not only can you choose from various kinds of tours, but you can also plan ahead, instead of winging it at the ticket counter. Most importantly, it’ll help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Q. How much time should I spend at the Reina Sofia Museum?

A. The Reina Sofia Museum happens to be quite massive, and you can spend close to 4-5 hours without visiting all the exhibits. However, you can spend about a minimum of 2 hours to experience the main highlights and a few of the hidden gems.

Q. Do my Reina Sofia Museum tickets include skip-the-line access?

A. Yes, Reina Sofia Museum tickets includes skip-the-line access.

Q. What is the best time to go for the Reina Sofia Museum tour?

A. The best time to visiting the Reina Sofia Museum would be from 5 pm to 8 pm. This will void the peak crowd and you can grab some dinner in the city once you finish the tour. June to July also happens to be the best months to visit the museum as the sun sets at 9:40 PM.

Q. Is photography allowed at the Reina Sofia Museum?

A. Photos without flash, tripod, monopode or any other stabilizing element of cameras are allowed, except where otherwise indicated. No photos or image recordings are allowed in area 206 (Guernica).