Reina Sofía Museum

Off to Queen Sofía Museum? See our insider advice for a queue-free visit. We're also clued in on opening times and phone numbers!

Make sure to buy your skip-the-line tickets online before your visit!

Estimated wait

No wait Estimated wait until 19:00
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12:00 13:30
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16:00 19:00
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No wait
Only a number of exhibitions are open

Our tips

Our tips

  • Waiting lines at Reina Sofia are famous for their lenght, we then recommend you to purchase your tickets online, it will save you lots of time.

  • Waiting lines are usually much shorter in the afternoon.

  • The best time to visit the museum is from 15:00 to 17:00 on weekdays.

  • The most popular piece in the museum is Pablo Picasso’s Guernica, the biggest crowds inside Queen Sofia will be around it. We don’t advise you to visit the museum early in the morning, but if you do come before or by the opening time - it makes sense to start your visit from this painting to avoid crowds as long as the museum hasn’t filled up with tourists yet.

  • Try not to plan your visit on the first and the last week of a popular exhibition. You can check current and upcoming exhibitions in Queen Sofia’s Museum on the official website.

  • When the weather is not good and it’s raining there are usually more visitors in the museum, so prefer a sunny day for your visit!

Tips for a few days in Madrid

This page will give you many tips to avoid crowds in Madrid as well as crowd schedules for top tourist attractions in order to plan your visits.

Free entry

  • Queen Sofia Museum has free entry hours: on weekdays (except Tuesday, when the museum is closed) and Saturdays from 19:00 to 21:00 and from 13:30 to 19:00 on Sundays. During these hours there are usually more visitors, especially on weekends and bank holidays.

  • The entrance is also free of charge on the following dates: 18th of May, 12th of October and 6th of December. These days will have really big crowds.

Reina Sofia


Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
📍 Calle Santa Isabel, 52

Contact number

Reina Sofia Museum +34 (0) 91 774 1000
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Tickets/tours reservations +34 (0) 902 364 383
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