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The best sights of Madrid

Madrid is a fascinating city and there are many things to see. Here is a list of some of Madrid's most popular sights.

Museo Reina Sofia

El Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Reina Sofia Museum) is a museum dedicated to the art of the twentieth century and contemporary. The Reina Sofia is the southern corner known as Madrid's Art Triangle, formed by two important museums: the Prado and the Thyssen-Bornemisza.

In its permanent collection you will find a series of works by major twentieth century Spanish artists such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro. Surreal Art of Francis Picabia, René Magritte, Yves Tanguy and Jean Arp. Representatives of Cubism as Juan Gris, Georges Braque, Robert and Sonia Delaunay and Expressionist artists such as Francis Bacon and Antonio Saura.

Their continued growth has led it to open several branches in different parts of the capital:

Sabatini Building: current location of the museum and former Hospital of San Carlos in the eighteenth century. Named after the architect who remodeled the building Francisco Sabatini.

Nouvel Building: In 1999, an international competition calls for the extension of the Reina Sofia Museum. In 2001 starts the winning project, signed by the architect Jean Nouvel.

Crystal Palace: One of the two exhibition venues of the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid's Retiro Park. Built by Ricardo Velázquez Bosco in 1887.

Palace of Velázquez: Another exhibition venues of the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid's Retiro Park. Named after the architect Ricardo Velázquez Bosco.

-Reina Sofia Museum-Headquarters (Sabatini and Nouvel Buildings)
Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 21:00 h
Sunday: from 10:00 to 19:00 h (from 14:30 to 19:00 h can be visited Collection)
Tuesday: closed (including holidays)

-Venues Crystal Palace and Palace of Velazquez (Fenway Park)
From October to March:
Every day from 10:00 to 18:00 h
From April to September:
Every day from 10:00 to 22:00 h
Note: The Crystal Palace would be closed on rainy days due to the characteristics of the building

Free admission days
Monday to Friday from 19:00 to 21:00
Saturday from 14:30 to 21:00
Sunday 10:00 to 19:00
April 18, 18 de May, 12 October and 6 December

Address: Calle Santa Isabel, 52 28012 Madrid
Tel (+34) 91 774 1000

Credit Images:

Museo Reina Sofía Madrid Flickr Gallery Nievesseb
Museo Reina Sofía Wikipedia photo by Luis García (Zaqarbal)
Jardines Museo Reina Sofía FLickr Gallery Dalbera


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