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Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

Address Santa Isabel 52; 28012 Madrid
Neighbourhood Atocha | See on map
Metro Atocha [L1]
Telephone +34 91 774 1000
Website http://www.museoreinasofia.es/
Price EUR 6
Hours Mon, Wed-Sat 10-21 Sun 10-14:30

The home of Picasso’s Guernica houses a venerable collection of art which has made this one of the world’s foremost contemporary art museums, in line with London’s Tate Modern or Paris’ Centre Pompidou. Its permanent collection, housed on the second and fourth floors, boasts pieces from the likes of Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Man Ray, Francis Bacon and Manuel Hernández Monpó.

An essential visitor attraction, it’s the mainstay of most modern art exhibitions in Madrid but is an equally pleasant place to just hang out. Stretch out on the lawn on sunny days, or grab a bite or a drink in the Cafeteria Nouvel (named after Jean Nouvel who designed this part of the museum) which comes to life late afternoon with DJ sessions and locals stopping by for an after-work refuelling stop.