Private tour

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

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16 reviews

Activity provider: MadSnail Travel
Private tour

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

Activity provider: MadSnail Travel

From US$ 193.86 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


  • 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.
  • Entrance fee to the museum
  • Live guide commentary
  • Walking pickup at your accommodation

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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 16 reviews

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    Marta was a true professional. Really knows a lot about modern art (after all, she is an art historian…haha). But seriously, we enjoyed seeing some of the best works in Reina Sofia and the historical context and interpretations Marta provided really brought the pieces to life. Highly recommend this tour!

    March 25, 2023

    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!

    March 25, 2023

    Excellent tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The tour helped pull together the artistic and political context of Picasso's Guernica from the time of Goya until its creation. We also came to appreciate the continuing significance of Guernica after WWII.

    March 25, 2023

    Product ID: 191084