The Golden Triangle of Art is made up of three important art museums located close to one another on the Paseo del Prado, in the centre of Madrid, Spain. It also houses the CaixaForum museum which will be the headquarters of the National Centre for the Visual Arts in the Old Tobacco Factory.
The three art museums are:
|Monday||10:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
Toni Yksjärvi | Dec 29, 2017
The Reina Sofia Museum is huge. You can easily get lost in there for hours watching Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro paintings. Among hundreds of paintings there was interesting video installation, sculptures and other pieces of art. Reserve two to three hours to check two main parts in 2 and 4 floor. The rest is more contemporary and can be skipped as you have timetable that doesn't allow you full day expedition there. And by the way, the restaurant is amazing, located street level, nice casual feeling, surprising architecture. Bold and yet I felt good zen there. Also staff was attentive. Thanks for that!
Rico 09112 | Jan 8, 2018
Definitely a beautiful place but I prefer the Prado. The Reina Sofia museum is a place for modern art which is quite often too abstract for me. However, I spent five or six hours there. So, it is interesting even if it's not my cup of tea. If you're the more modern-art-one you should give it a try. You'll probably love it. For the sake of completeness: a very lovely restaurant is connected to the museum. Cool place with great people.
mister nice | Feb 14, 2018
It has a big variety of arts, each placed in its own theme room . There is always a moderate amount of people inside the museum , but you never get the feeling of claustrophobia, because every room has enough space for walking and the hallways are long and wide. Even though its good structured rooms and hallways, its easy to loose the orientation and ending up in a other building. At least that happened to me. And the museum greets every visitor with a strict body control , like at the airports.
Andrew Crozier | Dec 5, 2017
I'm probably not adding much to the conversation here by saying that this is one of the attractions that you should see if you're in Madrid. Regardless of whether you think you're into art the collection here is of such importance that it's worth a visit. If you can, visit during the paid hours as you'll find the galleries slightly less busy and all areas open for viewing. The layout of the exhibitions between the old and new wings of can be confusing enough without having to navigate around closed areas. I only have a passing interest in art but found the collection here so valuable in understanding the events in Spain and Europe over the past century. All of the works have commentary in both English and Spanish but the video elements are usually subtitled in Spanish only.
Jane | Feb 26, 2018
Free in the evening after 7pm but expect to queue at this time to get in, definitely worth a visit to see Picasso's Guernica and works by other famous artists such as Dali. There is a bar and restaurant here which looked very nice but unfortunately I didn't have time visit.
Glenn Polin | Apr 5, 2018
This was my least favorite museum of the big three museums that we visited in Madrid. There is a strange organization of the paintings--they are organized by topics which are hard for a foreigner to understand. So it may be, for example that the paintings by Juan Miro or Juan Gris are scattered in different rooms in the Museum. Things are not organized by time periods or artists but by some political themes which did not make sense to me as a non-Spaniard. The building seems cold and Creature Comforts seem to be really lacking. The lunch space was very small only a few tables indoors and it was a cold day. Outdoor tables were on high stools that were fairly uncomfortable. After lunch, my wife waited impatiently for me as I search for some specific paintings I want to see. I felt like I had accomplished something once that was done and then we were happy to leave. There were a lot of school groups in the morning and a lot of traffic around the Guernica of course. If you want peaceful time to study certain paintings, arrive early.
Vassia Axarli | Apr 16, 2018
Amazing museum! Dali, Picasso and other famous painters are exposed there. The temporary expositions are also very interesting (Pessoa's "All Art is Literature" is amazing for the fans of the poet). All descriptions are in English as well. If you are a modern art lover you will need at least 4 hours to enjoy the 5 levels of the museum.
Kadee Horn | Mar 23, 2018
Very interesting art and beautiful building. Go early though! I was there at opening and 30 minutes later you could barely get through the door! And the gift shop is surprisingly inexpensive! I got a decent sized art copy for only $10
Paolo Falbo | May 2, 2018
The building is perfectly suited for the purpose of showing art. Rooms are huge and perfectly bright. Pieces of art are briefly commented. The museum provides the electronic guides at about 5 euros, but the pieces commented are not many. The museum shows some wonderful masterpieces. Many other pieces are of questionable value, but this is the risk of modern art.
Kyle Gigliotti | May 5, 2018
Clean and bright and fun to explore. Great value for the price and significantly less crowded than the Prado. Lots of benches to take breaks and rest your feet. Very cool temporary exhibits and an excellent permanent exhibit on the Spanish Civil War featuring period artwork and Picasso's Guernica.
Christine Feng | Jun 12, 2018
This museum has some very detailed galleries and exhibits; if there's something you're particularly interested in and the Reina Sofia has a related exhibit, definitely go see it. The attention to detail in their collections is very high. I also really like the Calder sculpture in the gardens behind the museum.
Jeffery Davis | May 31, 2018
We were looking forward to visit this wonderful art display of surrealist work by the masters of the time in this absolutely tremendous layout. We took an excellent guided tour which made the journey through this gallery all the more educational and enjoyable. I enjoyed this much more than Prado, but hey, that's my opinion. A must see!
Ryan Egger | Jun 14, 2018
We had a fantastic time at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Having the opportunity to see Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, and Salvador Dalí's artwork in person was amazing. The Russian Dada exhibition was my first exposure to this art movement. It was intriguing but a little out there for my taste. When you visit the museum, be sure to get the audio guide. It was extremely helpful and provided a significant amount of history and insight to particular pieces. There is a cozy cafe around the corner from the museum called La Libre. Prefect place to grab breakfast before spending the day taking in all of the amazing artwork.
Attila Balogh | Jun 11, 2018
Wonderful museum with Picasso and Dali and much more. Free entry at certain times, worth the wait in line. We also enjoyed the art constellation at the queue while waiting. Oh, and great views from the top floor.
Freddy Donaldson | Jun 29, 2018
Whilst not as famous as the Prado, the Reine Sofia Museum is definitely a not-to-miss attraction for art lovers. For a very reasonable €10 each you will get to see some stunning pieces of art. There is a huge collection of Picasso which is very impressive and a really good selection of Dali my personal favourite. Note - seniors (over-65) take your passport for free entry and teachers take ID cards because they might also quality for free entry to many Spanish art galleries
Friedbert Rupp | Jul 6, 2018
Great Museum,great service and excellent presentation of the art objects the only problem I had was time to see everything and to get more information about certain objects or the exhibition they presentate. I liked the Russian Dada presentation, the sculpture in the patio and very much the object of watching time at the second floor. But there are also so much very good paintings that there is enough to walk around for 2 or 3 days without getting bored. Very friendly crew and even the restaurant is excellent - worth all the time you spend there.
Thethinkers | Jul 11, 2018
It's pretty cool. They have different exhibits and honestly the art is inspiring. It has 4 floors but unless you're an art enthusiast, you may not want to visit all the floors or sections. There is alot of walking around and after a while, it sounds like a good time to eat. Theres so much to do around and to eat as well. It's a great place to cross off the bucket list!
Thomas Redder | Jul 26, 2018
The museum itself was alright. The locations of exhibits and access to them was a bit troublesome. It was hard to find what you wanted to. However, the artwork was incredible, including Picasso's "Guernica." The staff was also somewhat unhelpful.
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