The 20th Century Art Museum in the center of Madrid, named after the Queen, is mainly composed of the works of local masters Picasso and Dali. There are fewer works in other countries, highlighting the styles of impressionism, avant-garde and modernism. The museum itself is also a very modern decoration style.
This is an excellent museum and you can see Picasso's painting Guernica. It's huge, quite surprising to me as I'd only seen photos previously. Read the history first so it's logical. It's a very powerful piece. There are many other great permanent works and temporary exhibits. They also have a huge library, videos and sound recordings. Their website is http://www.museoreinasofia.es/index.html. Just watch for days/hours of operation.
I took the metro to Arte Reina Sofia to scope out all the great Picassos I had heard about. Indeed, this museum won't disappoint. Plenty to see, you can spend many hours here, with the numerous exhibits they have. They not only have modern/contemporary art, but also a good amount of classics as well as even sculptures. A great, solid museum in Madrid!
Definitely one of my favorites. Lots of modern and contemporary art. When I was there (a few years back) they had a great show on Spanish fashion. They also have some great Miro's and "lesser known" cubists like Juan Gris. Of course Picasso is a big draw and shouldn't be missed. Like mentioned before it's very convenient right by the Atocha train station.
Free on Saturday´s. It is a fantastic stop if you like Contemporary Art. A very interesting building which was once a hospital and now holds a great museum. The plaza at the main entrance is a nice place to hang around. The library in the new extension is a great place to read. In the summer there is a rooftop bar with great views of Madrid.
One of three great museums in Madrid. The Prado and Museo Thyssen-Bornemiszma have greater breadth and depth of great work in my opinion, but this one has "Guernica" by Pablo Picasso and that alone makes a visit here worthwhile. However, you will also see great work from Miro and Dali here.
This is without a doubt my favourite museum in the World. It has the most amazing collection of modern and contemporary art. The building in itself, an old hospital, is magnificent. Because the spaces are so big, there is a lot of space for large works and installations.
Although is the layman, but came to Madrid cannot miss Sophie and prado museum. Do the homework in advance, so I was headed to 206 on the second floor hall after go in. A giant painting of Picasso guernica are listed in this. Although also seen on the net, but still can from this pair of black and white ash handed down a masterpiece in endless gloom and sorrow. The whole Sophia like 206 hall cant take pictures, a variety of reasons I dont really understand. After watching the guernica national treasure works by goya, you can also see Spain.
Great museum in Madrid, with amazing pieces in its collection. Guernica is one of those works of art you should see in person, it is very impressive and the Reina Sofia should be on top of your list of things to do in Madrid.
One of my favorite museums. But I may be biased because I specifically went to Madrid to see Guernica. If you go on a Sunday, it's free, as are the other two museums. You may have to deal with crowds, but hey! It's free!