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Queen Sofia National Art Museum, Arts and culture, Madrid, Community of Madrid
Queen Sofia National Art Museum

A hospital-turned-museum in Madrid, it is one of the largest sites of contemporary art.

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By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Queen Sofia National Art Museum

Located in a huge building with an interior courtyard, the Queen Sofia National Art Museum is home to a permanent collection of modern Spanish art. Apart from the famous master piece by Picasso, "Guernica", you can also admire the works of Miro, Dali, Tapies and Solana. The museum also organises various temporary exhibitions that include painting, sculpture, video, photography and cinema.

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Queen Sofia National Art Museum

Queen Sofia National Art Museum , Spain
A corridor inside the museum

The museum underwent a transformation in 2005 and now boasts more modern architecture and decor.

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Queen Sofia National Art Museum , Spain
Windows of the museum

The architecture depicts the museum's desire to combine the past and present in the same place.

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A façade of the Museo Centro de Arte Reina So, Queen Sofia National Art Museum, Arts and culture, Madrid, Community of Madrid
A façade of the Museo Centro de Arte Reina So

The museum's architecture is in itself reason enough to visit.

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Queen Sofia National Art Museum , Spain
A statue at the entrance to the Museo Reina S

The museum has undergone several restructurings. Architect Jean Nouvel designed the plans for the museum's extension, giving it its air of modernity.

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Glass lifts at the entrance to the museum, Queen Sofia National Art Museum, Arts and culture, Madrid, Community of Madrid
Glass lifts at the entrance to the museum

Built in 1990 by English architect Ian Ritchie, these glass lifts have given the museum's façade a new look.

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