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Due to the large numbers of visitors at certain times of the day during the exhibition Pity and Terror. Picasso’s Path to Guernica, we recommend making group visits either at midday time slots or early afternoon.


Groups must be a minimum of 8 and maximum of 30 people (guide or teacher included). If this is your first group visit to the Museo, please carefully read the following documentation:

Group access conditions [text available in Spanish] FAQ for Groups

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  • Cultural groups

    Groups which benefit from a discount through foundations, associations, cultural centres and cultural institutions.

    • General admission (Collection + temporary exhibitions): €5 per person
    • Admission to temporary exhibitions: €2 per person
  • Groups from 9 to 10am

    Visit the Collection or temporary exhibitions before the Museum opens to general public. Groups of between 10 and 30 people, €40 per person.

    Conditions for groups from 9 to 10 am

  • Tourist groups

    There are two admission prices for group visits with their own guide:

    • General admission (Collection + temporary exhibitions): €8 per person.
    • Admission to temporary exhibitions: €3 per person
  • Education groups and groups of people with disabilities

    Education groups made up of school pupils and teachers, university students and professors, or groups of people with disabilities will access the Museo free of charge.
    Groups that wish to make their visit with a guide can check the programme of visits for school groups.

  • Groups with a discount voucher

    For company groups with a signed Agreement with the Museo Reina Sofía. To obtain this type of agreement, please contact: serviciocomercial@museoreinasofia.es

     


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  • General Information

    The opening of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in 1990 led to the creation of a museum of modern and contemporary art in Spain at an international level, although there have been few avatars suffered by the building until this end. In the permanent collection of the museum there is a nucleus of works by great Spanish artists of the 20th century, especially Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró, widely represented and with some of his best works.

    The Collection

    Collection 1: The Irruption of the 20th Century: Utopias and Conflicts (1900-1945)

    • The Collection of Museo Reina Sofía starts with the end of the 19th Century, addressing the conflicts between a dominant Modernity, understood as progress, and its multiple discontents, as an ideology under constant challenge both in the social and the political fronts, and the cultural and artistic ones. The avant-garde, in its reinvention of the subject, of the public and of the art world, becomes the symptom of the new 20th Century.

    Collection 2: Is the War Over? Art in a Divided World (1945-1968)

    • On the fourth floor, the Collection covers the artistic transformations occurring in the post-war period, during the development of the tension-ridden international geopolitical scenario involving two different worlds and two antagonistic systems, the United States and the Soviet Union.

    Collection 3: From Revolt to Postmodernity (1962-1982)

    • The period from the 1960s to the 1980s, the years that the new rooms in the Collection explore, is when the political, social, cultural and technological changes that would give shape to the contemporary global situation took place.
    Exhibitions

    June 28 - October 30, 2017: NSK from Kapital to Capital
    May 30 - September 25, 2017: Lee Lozano
    May 18 – August 27, 2017: Rosa Barba
    April 28 - October 16, 2017: Mário Pedrosa - On the Affective Nature of Form
    April 25 – September 18, 2017: Kobro and Strzemiński - Avant-Garde Prototypes
    April 6 - September 10, 2017: Franz Erhard Walther - A Place for the Body
    April 5 – September 4, 2017:Pity and Terror - Picasso’s Path to Guernica
    February 22 - May 22, 2017: Bruce Conner - It’s All True
    February 14 - May 28, 2017: Art et Liberté - Rupture, War and Surrealism in Egypt (1938–1948)November 3, 2016 - April 16, 2017: Lothar Baumgarten The ship is going under, the ice is breaking through

    Picasso

    The exhibition Pity and Terror in Picasso, opening at the Museo Reina Sofía in April 2017, 80 years after Guernica’s first showing, will have the great mural at its heart. It will look again at Picasso’s depiction of modern warfare – war from the air, death from a distance, aimed at the destruction of whole populations – and the special kinds of agony, bewilderment, and terror such warfare brings with it. In particular, the exhibition will focus on the roots of Guernica’s imagery in Picasso’s previous turn, during the years following 1925, toward scenes of frenzied or ecstatic human action, often tinged with danger and sometimes tipping over into outright violence.

    Pity and Terror in Picasso will build on major loans from the Musée Picasso in Paris, Tate Modern, Centre George Pompidou, MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum, the Beyeler Foundation, and elsewhere. It will begin with the still lifes and interiors of 1924-25, chart Picasso’s treatment of monstrosity and violence in the later 1920s and 1930s, take the story beyond Guernica to the doom-laden portraits and interiors done as World War II began, and end with a room dedicated to Picasso’s attempts in the 1950s to return to ‘history painting’ in works like Massacre in Korea and the UNESCO mural, Fall of Icarus.

    Prices
    • General 6,00€ (8,00€ at box office) (Includes visit to Collection and temporary exhbitions)
    • General Picasso 8,00€ (10,00€ at box office) (Includes visit to Collection and temporary exhbitions and Picasso Exhibition: from April 5 to September 4)

    • Temporary exhibitions 4,00€ 
    • Ticket with accreditation* Free (only at box office)
    • Reduced admission with accreditation 50%** (only at box office)


    *Children and youth under the age of 18, People over the age of 65, Students aged 25 and under (for international students is recommended to show the ISIC card), Holders of youth card or equivalent document, Persons with disability, others (see more information at Museo Reina Sofía website)

    ** For cultural volunteers, members of official large families, staff employed of museums not attached to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.

    Opening hours
    • Monday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday Closed
    • Wednesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    • Sunday Check the opening times*
    • Holidays Check the closing days**

    *On Sunday the sale of tickets at the ticket office will finish at 1:30 p.m., apart from advanced bookings

    **Closing days: January 1 and 6, May 1, May 15, November 9, and December 24, 25 and 31

    Rules
    • We ask for your collaboration in the conservation of the works and in helping ensure that other visitors enjoy their visit to the Museum.
    • Please keep your ticket during the entire visit, the Museum staff may ask you for it at any time.
    • Photos without flash, tripod, monopode or any other stabilizing element of cameras are allowed, except where otherwise indicated. No photos or image recording are allowed in area 206 (Guernica)
    • Due to conservation measures, the exhibition rooms must be kept at a constant temperature of 21º Celsius. Given the temperature inside the Museo, an item of warm clothing in summer is recommended
    • Visitors under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Anyone between the age of 14 and 18 who wishes to visit the museum without an adult must show his or her national ID document
    Tickets

    Print the tickets at home or download them to your phone.

    • Upon completing the purchase, you will receive an e-mail confirming said purchase. Print or donwload the attached file with the QR code. This document will serve as your ticket, and you'll have to show it at the reception desk (Sabatin or Nouvel).
    • You can download the tickets in your mobile phone with this app's: PassBook or PassWallet. Also it's possible to download the tickets directly from your email in PDF.

    IMPORTANT
    Keep your ticket during the visit

    How to arrive

  • General Information

    The opening of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in 1990 led to the creation of a museum of modern and contemporary art in Spain at an international level, although there have been few avatars suffered by the building until this end. In the permanent collection of the museum there is a nucleus of works by great Spanish artists of the 20th century, especially Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró, widely represented and with some of his best works.

    Exhibitions

    June 28 - October 30, 2017: NSK from Kapital to Capital
    May 30 - September 25, 2017: Lee Lozano
    May 18 – August 27, 2017: Rosa Barba
    April 28 - October 16, 2017: Mário Pedrosa - On the Affective Nature of Form
    April 25 – September 18, 2017: Kobro and Strzemiński - Avant-Garde Prototypes
    April 6 - September 10, 2017: Franz Erhard Walther - A Place for the Body
    April 5 – September 4, 2017:Pity and Terror - Picasso’s Path to Guernica
    February 22 - May 22, 2017: Bruce Conner - It’s All True
    February 14 - May 28, 2017: Art et Liberté - Rupture, War and Surrealism in Egypt (1938–1948)November 3, 2016 - April 16, 2017: Lothar Baumgarten The ship is going under, the ice is breaking through

    Prices
    • General 6,00€ (8,00€ at box office) (Includes visit to Collection and temporary exhbitions)
    • General Picasso 8,00€ (10,00€ at box office) (Includes visit to Collection and temporary exhbitions and Picasso Exhibition: from April 5 to September 4)

    • Temporary exhibitions 4,00€ 
    • Ticket with accreditation* Free (only at box office)
    • Reduced admission with accreditation 50%** (only at box office)


    *Children and youth under the age of 18, People over the age of 65, Students aged 25 and under (for international students is recommended to show the ISIC card), Holders of youth card or equivalent document, Persons with disability, others (see more information at Museo Reina Sofía website)

    ** For cultural volunteers, members of official large families, staff employed of museums not attached to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.

    Opening hours
    • Monday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday Closed
    • Wednesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    • Sunday Check the opening times*
    • Holidays Check the closing days**

    *On Sunday the sale of tickets at the ticket office will finish at 1:30 p.m., apart from advanced bookings

    **Closing days: January 1 and 6, May 1, May 15, November 9, and December 24, 25 and 31

    Rules
    • We ask for your collaboration in the conservation of the works and in helping ensure that other visitors enjoy their visit to the Museum.
    • Please keep your ticket during the entire visit, the Museum staff may ask you for it at any time.
    • Photos without flash, tripod, monopode or any other stabilizing element of cameras are allowed, except where otherwise indicated. No photos or image recording are allowed in area 206 (Guernica)
    • Due to conservation measures, the exhibition rooms must be kept at a constant temperature of 21º Celsius. Given the temperature inside the Museo, an item of warm clothing in summer is recommended
    • Visitors under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Anyone between the age of 14 and 18 who wishes to visit the museum without an adult must show his or her national ID document
    Tickets

    Print the tickets at home or download them to your phone.

    • Upon completing the purchase, you will receive an e-mail confirming said purchase. Print or donwload the attached file with the QR code. This document will serve as your ticket, and you'll have to show it at the reception desk (Sabatin or Nouvel).
    • You can download the tickets in your mobile phone with this app's: PassBook or PassWallet. Also it's possible to download the tickets directly from your email in PDF.

    IMPORTANT
    Keep your ticket during the visit

    How to arrive

  • General Information

    Valid for a visit to the collections in the following 3 museums: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Museo Nacional del Prado and Museo Reina Sofía, as well as some of the temporary exhibitions in the second and third museums mentioned. The ticket is valid for a one-year period from the date of purchase in the museums’ ticket offices, or from the date of the selected visit upon making the purchase online.

    With the tickets purchased through the Museo Reina Sofía website you can access to the three museums directly (see more details at your Print at Home)

    The price of the ticket includes a 20% discount on the current admission prices in the three museums.

    The Collection

    Collection 1: The Irruption of the 20th Century: Utopias and Conflicts (1900-1945)

    • The Collection of Museo Reina Sofía starts with the end of the 19th Century, addressing the conflicts between a dominant Modernity, understood as progress, and its multiple discontents, as an ideology under constant challenge both in the social and the political fronts, and the cultural and artistic ones. The avant-garde, in its reinvention of the subject, of the public and of the art world, becomes the symptom of the new 20th Century.

    Collection 2: Is the War Over? Art in a Divided World (1945-1968)

    • On the fourth floor, the Collection covers the artistic transformations occurring in the post-war period, during the development of the tension-ridden international geopolitical scenario involving two different worlds and two antagonistic systems, the United States and the Soviet Union.

    Collection 3: From Revolt to Postmodernity (1962-1982)

    • The period from the 1960s to the 1980s, the years that the new rooms in the Collection explore, is when the political, social, cultural and technological changes that would give shape to the contemporary global situation took place.
    Picasso

    The exhibition Pity and Terror in Picasso, opening at the Museo Reina Sofía in April 2017, 80 years after Guernica’s first showing, will have the great mural at its heart. It will look again at Picasso’s depiction of modern warfare – war from the air, death from a distance, aimed at the destruction of whole populations – and the special kinds of agony, bewilderment, and terror such warfare brings with it. In particular, the exhibition will focus on the roots of Guernica’s imagery in Picasso’s previous turn, during the years following 1925, toward scenes of frenzied or ecstatic human action, often tinged with danger and sometimes tipping over into outright violence.

    Pity and Terror in Picasso will build on major loans from the Musée Picasso in Paris, Tate Modern, Centre George Pompidou, MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum, the Beyeler Foundation, and elsewhere. It will begin with the still lifes and interiors of 1924-25, chart Picasso’s treatment of monstrosity and violence in the later 1920s and 1930s, take the story beyond Guernica to the doom-laden portraits and interiors done as World War II began, and end with a room dedicated to Picasso’s attempts in the 1950s to return to ‘history painting’ in works like Massacre in Korea and the UNESCO mural, Fall of Icarus.

    Prices
    • NOW: Paseo del Arte Card and Picasso's Exhibition a 29,60 €
    • Paseo del Arte Card 28,00 € (available from september 2017)
    Opening hours
    • Monday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday Closed
    • Wednesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    • Sunday Check the opening times*
    • Holidays Check the closing days**

    *On Sunday the sale of tickets at the ticket office will finish at 1:30 p.m., apart from advanced bookings

    **Closing days: January 1 and 6, May 1, May 15, November 9, and December 24, 25 and 31

    Rules
    • We ask for your collaboration in the conservation of the works and in helping ensure that other visitors enjoy their visit to the Museum.
    • Please keep your ticket during the entire visit, the Museum staff may ask you for it at any time.
    • Photos without flash, tripod, monopode or any other stabilizing element of cameras are allowed, except where otherwise indicated. No photos or image recording are allowed in area 206 (Guernica)
    • Due to conservation measures, the exhibition rooms must be kept at a constant temperature of 21º Celsius. Given the temperature inside the Museo, an item of warm clothing in summer is recommended
    • Visitors under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Anyone between the age of 14 and 18 who wishes to visit the museum without an adult must show his or her national ID document
    Tickets

    Print the tickets at home or download them to your phone.

    • Upon completing the purchase, you will receive an e-mail confirming said purchase. Print or donwload the attached file with the QR code. This document will serve as your ticket, and you'll have to show it at the reception desk.
    • You can download the tickets in your mobile phone with this app's: PassBook or PassWallet. Also it's possible to download the tickets directly from your email in PDF.

    With the tickets purchased through the Museo Reina Sofía website you can access to the three museums directly (see more details at your Print at Home)


    IMPORTANT
    Keep your ticket during the visit

    How to arrive

About Museo Reina Sofía

The opening of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in 1990 led to the creation of a museum of modern and contemporary art in Spain at an international level, although there have been few avatars suffered by the building until this end. In the permanent collection of the museum there is a nucleus of works by great Spanish artists of the 20th century, especially Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró, widely represented and with some of his best works.