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Museo Sorolla

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Address: C/ General Martinez Campos, 37, 28010 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 913 10 15 84
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09:30 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 09:30 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Sorolla Museum preserves the original atmosphere of both home and study...

The Sorolla Museum preserves the original atmosphere of both home and study of the painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (Valencia, 1863 - Cercedilla, 1923). It houses the richest collection of his works, colourful paintings irradiating light and vitality. It is one of the more complete and best preserved artist homes remaining in Europe. The garden, also designed by himself, is a beautiful oasis in the city.

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I visited this with my 15 year old daughter for a total cost of 3 Euro as she was free. We both thoroughly enjoyed it as the paintings are really bright and cheerful and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited this with my 15 year old daughter for a total cost of 3 Euro as she was free. We both thoroughly enjoyed it as the paintings are really bright and cheerful and the house itself is also very interesting. Most importantly, it is just a nice size so that neither of us got bored because there was too... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A real gem of a museum. The house is wonderful, and you get to see plenty of it. The paintings are inspirational. It is free to get in on Sundays (3 euros at other times) and there can be a queue to get in if you arrive after 11am.

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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful museum in the artist's home and studio. Well known internationally in his time, he is now mostly forgotten. Worth spending a couple of hours.

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Salies-de-Béarn, Aquitaine, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really worth the visit. Impressive paintings in the setting where the artista himself lived. Lovely gardens.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This a small gem of a museum showcasing the work of the.master painter Joaquin Sorolla who lived and worked in this magnificent mansion. The opportunity to visit his painting studio is a rare treat, you can well imagine him working on a canvas bathed in beautiful light. The collection is impressive, his most famous works are on display. The mansion... More 

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Haifa Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum submits the life of Joaquin Sorolla. He was an Impressionist from the city of Valencia and his former studio-mansion in Madrid has been converted into a museum reproducing perfectly a typical early 20th century house. The villa is very nice orgenized with Soromma work and colection of ceramica. Small museum you can visit in one hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoy the paintings and the setting. This is a small museum, the home of Sorolla, the painter of Mediterranean light. He lived here, and you'll understand his love for the house. Think Sergeant in a southern European self.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mean while most of the art museum are just galleries, this is a house. A beautiful one. Begining with a cozy garden and continuing to rooms full of gorgeous paintings. The paintings are so colorful and bright I hope rejoice yours spirit like happened to me.

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MuseoSorolla, Curator at Museo Sorolla, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your beautiful words. It is a pleasure to work for such an enthusiastic public!!! More 

El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like impressionism, or Sargent, or the Belle Epoque, or merely getting a feel of life in a household of what would pass for the Spanish high bourgeois, this little museum is a delightful part of a long visit to Madrid. It's not far off the musuem path, but it's in the rather faceless Castellana area. Easy to get... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

staff were unfriendly and put me off! however, managed to appreciate the paintings and gardens at this small Museo

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MuseoSorolla, Curator at Museo Sorolla, responded to this review

We are really sorry that you find our staff unfriendly. Traditionally we have always had compliments about their kindness. Hope that anyways you enjoy the visit. More 

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Chamberi
Multi-story residential buildings decorated with ornate balconies line the traditional, quiet, and pretty streets of Chamberí. Humble storefronts and neighbourhood taverns are scattered across the lower levels down every block, and here and there, there's a cluster of tables on the sidewalk. It isn't ever crowded, but people are always out, poking into the tiny bakeries, hardware stores, and tobacco shops, or ducking into a bright, unadorned cerveceria to have a coffee or beer by the bar, flip through the paper, and check the sports score. The round Plaza Olavide, where the fairly regular network of streets breaks form, is among the most green and lively spots. Restaurants line its circumference and sought-after outdoor tables fill the center of the plaza, where people relax to the sounds of kids playing and street musicians' tunes.
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