Enjoy the Reina Sofía Museum and Guernica when visiting Madrid

Here we are going to talk about the Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum, more commonly known as the Reina Sofía Museum without further ado.

It is one of the most visited museums in Madrid located on the Paseo del Arte that forms next to the Prado Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

It is located in a large neoclassical building at the end of the Paseo del Prado and in it we can see works subsequent to those exhibited in the Prado Museum, that is, from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

What to see at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid

Madrid - Queen Sofia - GuernicaThe works of art that are exhibited in the Reina Sofía Museum are after a very important date for Spanish and world art.

It is about the birth of Pablo Picasso in 1881. The main works of the museum that are exposed are by Picasso himself, Dalí and Miró, although there are also many other artists.

In the museum we can only see a small part of the more than 16,000 works of art that the museum has and the most important part is that corresponding to the three great Spanish artists mentioned above.

From Picasso we must highlight above all Guernica, his great masterpiece, the painting he painted in 1937 and which denounces the horrors of war and has become a symbol against war.

Madrid - Reina Sofia Museum - The Great MasturbatorIn addition to the original painting, several previous sketches by Picasso can also be seen. In addition to Guernika we also have other paintings such as Woman in Blue or The Painter and the Model and even sculptures by the great artist from Malaga.

From the Catalans Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró we also have an extensive collection to enjoy at the Reina Sofía Museum.

From Dalí we must highlight his masterpieces The Great Masturbator, Seated Girl and Figure in a Window.

On the other hand, from Miró we have a surrealist collection not suitable for the uninitiated.

We can also see other great works of art by both Spanish and foreign artists of the 20th century and even the 21st century, such as Eduardo Chillida or Miquel Barceló.

Another of the outstanding places is the Library where more than 100,000 books are kept and which is located in the recently inaugurated glazed area of ​​the Ronda de Atocha.

You can find more information on the official website of the Reina Sofía Museum.

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