Private tour

Madrid: Reina Sofia Museum Private Tour with Skip-the-Line

4.9 / 5

13 reviews

Activity provider: MadSnail Travel

Madrid: Reina Sofia Museum Private Tour with Skip-the-Line

Activity provider: MadSnail Travel

From US$ 117.78 per person

Discover works of Spanish artists Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, and Salvador Dali, along with international artists Picabia, Man Ray, Cartier-Bresson, and Duchamp with your art-historian private guide.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
At your accommodation in the city center.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Understand the emotion and vision that lies behind the images of these world-class artworks
  • Hear how Spanish artists got into the modernity and rejected the horror and pain caused by the Spanish Civil War
  • Explore the architecture of this historic building with your knowledgable guide
  • Discover Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica and explore the surrealist images that Dali is known for
  • Admire paintings by the early avant-garde artists including Gutiérrez Solana, Ramón Casas, and Ignacio Zuloaga on this informative art museum tour
Full description
Approach the contemporary art collection at the Queen Sofia Museum in a personalized and insightful manner. Your local guide has specialized in art history and will accompany you to the museum and give a short introduction to the tour and the city of Madrid.  Once at the museum, enjoy avoiding the queue and enter directly. Explore museum artworks, architecture, and history of the Spanish National Art Collection beginning in 1881, which is the year Picasso was born. During your tour of the Queen Sofia Museum, your knowledgeable guide will introduce you to the works of some of Spain’s most influential painters including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, and Salvador Dali, along with international artists. Your guide will teach you about the dictatorship regime and help you understand the effect that it had on the artistic expression of these Spanish artists, particularly during the Second Republic in the 1930's. Learn about the bombings and suffering experienced by people in Guernica and how this event shocked Picasso.  Your guide is prepared to customize the tour to meet the needs of each guest, whether you are a visitor with a general interest or a seasoned art lover. After enjoying your personalized tour, spend time visiting the temporary exhibitions or re-visit a specific artwork independently. You may want to reflect on the exhibits by resting your feet on a garden seat in the shady cloister or by having a coffee in a cafeteria.
Includes
  • Entrance fee to the museum
  • Live guide commentary
  • Walking pickup at your accommodation
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    • Your guide will meet you at the hotel and accompany you to the museum
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    4.9 /5

    based on 13 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Service
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    We loved our tour of the Reins Sophia. Our tour guide Sara was very knowledgeable and was great with our kids aged 15 and under. Sara was an art history teacher and did a phenomenal job of exposing the historical context and vision of the different artists. I would highly recommend this tour!

    July 17, 2022

    The best guide!

    We were two adults and three children. The guide made the children fall in love, not an easy thing, and made them very interested in the paintings, the artists and the museum in general. The best option if you go with children and want them to pay attention and value the visit to such a great museum. Great!

    July 29, 2019

    We loved this tour and learned so much. But best of all was our guide Marta. She’s so nice and knowledgeable. Our kids (ages 18, 20 and 21) loved Marta too. Marta walked us around old Madrid and shared many of the cities hidden secrets...we got an entire second tour!!! Highly recommended!!! Brian & Tsila

    January 6, 2019

    Product ID: 191084