How to visit the Sorolla museum, an essential cultural corner in Madrid


Sorolla Museum in Madrid

I recognize him, the Sorolla museum It is one of my favorites in Madrid.

It is not a great museum, as are the Meadow and the Thyssen-Bornemisza, but it has a special charm for its location and for being able to see the work of one of my favorite painters, Joaquín Sorolla.

He Sorolla museum It is located in what was the last house of the Valencian artist, which began to be built in 1911 following its guidelines, and with the purpose of combining the family residence and the workshop.

Sorolla Museum in Madrid

After his death in 1922, his widow Clotilde García del Castillo he yielded the building to Spanish state with the purpose of establishing a museum dedicated to Joaquín Sorolla, which opened in 1932.

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  • How to get to the Sorolla museum
  • What to see in the visit of the Sorolla museum
  • Sorolla museum opening hours
  • Where is the Sorolla museum
  • Sorolla museum pictures
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How to get to the Sorolla museum

He Sorolla museum in Madrid you find it in the General Martínez Campos street 37, where you will see a two-story semi-surrounded mansion beautiful Andalusian style garden.

For the design of this garden, Sorolla was inspired by Royal Alcazar of Seville and in the Generalife of Granada, with some classic decorative elements.

To that end he even brought trees from the Alhambra of Granada.

Sorolla Museum in Madrid

The museum entrance It is not at the main door of the building, which is actually the exit of the building, but you have to go around that building walking through the garden, and thus access through a small door that you find at the end of it, on the right.

What to see in the visit of the Sorolla museum

This way you get to the main floor of Sorolla Museum, where in two successive rooms you start enjoying the paintings displayed in them.

But the great moment of your visit will be when you access the great room of the painter's workshop.

In addition to being able to see numerous other paintings, you must stop in each of the corners that, due to their careful atmosphere, will make you feel that this workshop is still being used to create new works.

Although then you access the area of ​​the building dedicated to family residence, it is recommended that you go directly to the second floor, where you will find other rooms with paintings by the artist.

Sorolla Museum in Madrid

After descending the stairs again, you can see the different rooms of the family residence, such as the spacious living room or dining room, where part of the original furniture and decorative elements are preserved.

Finally, in your visit of the Sorolla Museum, after leaving the main building you can go back through the garden to access the ground floor of the building, where you find a flirtatious Andalusian patio and a room where there is a ceramic exhibition.

Sorolla museum opening hours

The visiting hours of the Sorolla museum in Madrid They are from Tuesday to Saturday, from 9.30 to 20 hours, and Sundays and holidays, from 10 to 15 hours.

The museum closes every Monday, as well as on January 1 and 6, May 1, November 9 and December 24, 25 and 31.

Garden of the Sorolla Museum in Madrid

Sorolla museum ticket prices

He price of admission It is 3 euros, with free admission for children under 18 and seniors +65, among other beneficiaries.

How to visit the Sorolla museum for free

You can also visit the Sorolla museum for free Saturdays from 2 pm to 8 pm, every Sunday and certain holidays (October 12, December 6) or celebrations (May 18, International Museum Days, and November 18, World Heritage Day).

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Where is the Sorolla museum

Sorolla museum pictures

Here you have more photos of Sorolla museum in Madrid and its Andalusian style garden.