Do this because
Explore 19th and 20th-century Spanish art collections
Admire Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica and works by Miro, Braque and Dalí
Discover the 2005 building by French architect Jean Nouvel
Skip the line to the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions
What to expect
The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía of Madrid is dedicated to art of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Also known as the Queen Sofía Museum, it is located in the so-called Golden Triangle of Art not far from the world-famous Museo del Prado and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.
The Reina Sofía Museum was first hosted in the 16th century San Carlos Hospital building. The collection was made up of works displayed at the Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art. After some restoration work, the Permanent Collection was inaugurated on 10 September 1992 by Their Majesties King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía (Sabatini building). As the collection and temporary exhibits kept increasing, they decided to extend the museum surface, which led to the 2005 inauguration of a new building, created by the French architect Jean Nouvel.
The collection includes around 20,000 works of art and masterpieces by Spanish and international artists. Here you will find works by Picasso and Dalí, but also Joan Miró, Juan Gris, Lucio Fontana, Ives Klein, Max Ernst, Robert Delaunay, Yves Tanguy, Georges Braque and many more.
COVID-19 informationThe following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
Skip-the-line access to the permanent collection
Skip-the-line access to the temporary exhibition(s)
What's not included
Calle Santa Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid, Spain
The museum has two entrances:
- Sabatini Building: 52 Santa Isabel Street 28012, Madrid
- Nouvel Building: Ronda de Atocha Street 28012, Madrid
Important to know
- Please make sure to download and present the pdf ticket attached to the voucher after booking
- Important: on Sundays, the museum is open from 10.00am to 2.30pm. The sale of tickets at the ticket office will finish at 2.00pm, apart from advanced bookings. Entrance to the museum will be free starting at 1.30pm
- Admission is free on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 9pm, and Sundays from 12:30pm tp 2:30 pm
- Cloakroom service is available at both entrances
- The Sabatini building has ramp access
- The Nouvel building has automatic lockers for wheelchair users
- Use the cloakroom at the entrance to the Nouvel building for large possessions (please note: the Nouvel has no ramp access)
- Photos without flash, tripod, monopod or any other stabilizing element are allowed, except where otherwise indicated
- No photos or image recording equipment is allowed in area 206 (Picasso’s Guernica)
- Baby carriages/pushchairs/strollers can be borrowed at the locker service counters or you may bring your own