Madrid

Reina Sofia Museum

The Reina Sofia Museum forms part of Madrid's Art Walk, and showcases Spanish contemporary and modern art. It also displays temporary exhibitions in the Velazquez and Glass Palace in Buen Retiro Park.

Masters of Spanish Contemporary Art

The official name of the Reina Sofia Museum is a rather longwinded “Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia”. It is located on Madrid’s Art Walk, and is very close to the famous Prado Museum. It houses an impressive collection of Spanish contemporary art which include works by Dalí, Miró, Juan Gris and Picasso.

Permanent And Temporary Exhibitions

The 18th century building which houses the museum used to be a hospital, and was converted in 1992. The main collection is divided into three sections spanning over two floors, and includes Abstract, Pop and Minimal Art. The museum also holds temporary exhibitions in the nearby Retiro Park.

A Modern Museum

The Reina Sofia Museum is considered a rather modern museum, and is famous for housing masterpieces by many Spanish artists. Some of the most well known include “Guernica” and “Woman in Blue” by Picasso, “Portrait II” by Miró and “Landscapes at Cadaqués” by Dalí. Some pieces were transferred here from the Prado National Museum.