Guided tour

Madrid: Reina Sofía Museum Tour

Activity provider: Amigo Tours Spain
Guided tour

Madrid: Reina Sofía Museum Tour

Activity provider: Amigo Tours Spain

From US$ 31.31 per person


Enjoy a guided tour of the Reina Sofía Museum, admire 20th-century masterpieces by Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró, among others, and learn about the history of the famous Guernica painting.

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Duration 75 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • Visit one of the most important museums of the national territory: Reina Sofía
  • Learn everything about 20th-century art movements, such as surrealism and cubism
  • Discover the symbolism & art techniques used by each artist on their paintings
  • Come to know Picasso's famous anti-war painting: the Guernica
  • Enrich your knowledge in Spanish Art History
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Meet your guide at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid. Dedicated to Spanish art, highlights of the museum include super collections of Spain's three greatest 20th-century artists - Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró. Get a close look at Picasso's "Guernica" mural-sized oil painting, regarded by many as one of the most powerful anti-war works of art in history. Learn about 20th-century art movements, such as abstract art, cubism, surrealism, and modernism, and admire important works by principal artists in a beautiful museum that was formerly an elegant hospital building. Take a look at the vaulted hallways, and enjoy a walk in the gardens to admire the building from the outside. Explore the hallways and galleries of the museum with your guide, and learn how and why the talented artists on display created their art. Once the guided visit is over, you can stay inside the museum, where you are free to continue exploring it independently. Along with stunning works from Spain, the museum puts on temporary exhibitions by international artists in its many galleries, making it one of the world's largest museums for modern and contemporary art.
  • Entrance to the Reina Sofia Museum
  • Professional guide
  • Guided tour
  • Live commentary simultaneously in English and Spanish
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Cameras
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Photography inside

Know before you go

  • Please note that you are not permitted to take pictures inside the museum
  • The museum is wheelchair accessible
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4.2 /5

based on 308 reviews

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Very interesting explanations that led me to enjoy cubism and surrealism quite a bit more than I used to. The guide also did a great job of putting art works in their historical context, and also offered alternative interpretations aside from the ones she was presenting as her own. I am amazed at how well she handled a bilingual group and alternated between Spanish and English, and didn't feel that we got less information than I would have expected in a monolingual group (she did speak fast and with enthusiasm, and the tour was a bit longer than expected, which are all good things). When I saw that I was in the English-speaking minority I had worried that we would get hurried comments, but this was not the case, and when she was speaking Spanish I took those opportunities to look at other paintings or review those we saw.

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March 28, 2023

So happy we booked this tour of the Reina Sofia. Paola was such a great tour guide. She helped us understand so many of the abstract pieces and provided information that we would remember and appreciate. She was super sweet and friendly. Made the entire experience 1000 times better.

March 28, 2023

Initially I was apprehensive about our tour because the group was large and it looked like the tour was going to be given simultaneously in Spanish and English by one tour guide. However, a second guide arrived before we began, and we broke into two smaller groups - one for each language. Our group of five people was the perfect size. It made it easy to follow our guide as we moved through the exhibits. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, leading us through each exhibit in chronological order of the styles of art. She gave us a background on each style, information on each artist and his/her life, and pointed out details and symbolism in each piece. She brought along copies of related works from the Prado and other museums - a very thoughtful extra touch. My husband and I were very pleased with this tour, especially getting to see Guernica in person and exploring the museum at our leisure after the tour. Only complaint: quality of guide’s mic - audio was sometimes painfully crackly.

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March 28, 2023

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