Sorolla Museum

Price guide: Budget

Paseo General Martinez Campos 37, Madrid, 28010

Price guide: Budget

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Couples, Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Art, Design and architecture, Relaxation

Expert review of Sorolla Museum

See Joaquin Sorolla's paintings in his former home.

Joaquin Sorolla was born in Valencia in 1863 and lived in this house from 1911 until his death in 1923. Even if you don't recognise his name, you may well be familiar with some of  his languid beach scenes, which have been widely used for posters and cards.

His studio is still pretty much how it was when he lived here and contains some of his best-known paintings. Upstairs, you can see some of the works he painted for the Hispanic Society of America in New York, which depict people from all over Spain in traditional dress.

Don't miss the lovely garden outside, which Sorolla designed himself, inspired by the Alhambra in Granada and the Reales Alcazares in Seville.

Unlike big museums, here you get a real idea of what made Sorolla tick and how he lived.

Price advice: 

Admission 3 euros. Free on Sundays.

Expert tips: 
Visit the museum in the morning, then have lunch outdoors in the Plaza de Olavide.

More information on Sorolla Museum:

Price guide:
Art gallery, Museum
Paseo General Martinez Campos 37, Madrid, 28010
+34 91 310 1584
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Tue-Sat 9.30am-8pm, Sun 10am-3pm. Closed Mondays.

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