Museo Sorolla

Museo Sorolla, Madrid: Hours, Address, Museo Sorolla Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo Sorolla
4.5
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
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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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Chamberí
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.
How to get there
  • Gregorio Marañón • 4 min walk
  • Rubén Darío • 5 min walk
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4.5
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15
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Neil S
5 contributions
Nice peek into the life of the Spanish painter.
Sep 2021
Sorolla is a lesser known spanish painter but his paintings are really good and are one of a kind. This musuem is the where he used to live, it was handed over to the state after his death. A must see if you appreciate art.
Written 20 September 2021
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Phil
Odessa, Ukraine2,222 contributions
Best art Gallery in Madrid
Aug 2021 • Couples
Great art museum in Madrid with great history. Best museum I visited in Madrid. Lovely garden to explore to. Free entry. Audio guides avaiable.
Written 14 September 2021
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Jip79
Doha, Qatar448 contributions
Great way to spend a Sunday morning
Jul 2021
We arrived at the museum quite late on a Sunday morning and there was a line outside. After waiting for half an hour we were allowed in, and at the ticket counter, we were informed that entrance was free. There was a guide sheet with photos and information on some of the paintings, which was quite handy. Lots of Sorolla's paintings on display throughout the house, and it was also nice to walk around the garden although it was a bit crowded that day.
Written 12 August 2021
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Emily A
Madrid, Spain268 contributions
Worth it- to go and take your town
May 2021
Perhaps you do not know Joaquín Sorolla by name but hopefully you know his art, and if not, remedy that with a visit to his studio home museum.
Off a serene street in the upscale Chamberi district. I suggest spending time in the gardens before and after your visit and then a slow, methodical perusal of his paintings and artifacts.
Its a gorgeous and inspirational old home and his works are singular.
It goes without saying I recommend strolling through the neighborhood. (Get tickets if going on the weekends.)
Written 14 July 2021
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Mike T
Coral Gables, FL173 contributions
Lovely Museum in the Artist's Home
Jul 2021
The Museo Sorolla is a lovely, smallish are museum that is worth a visit. The museum is in the home of the artist. Sorolla's portraits, landscapes and historical themes around Spain are excellent. Some of his paintings are impressionist and all his paintings are delightful.
Written 12 July 2021
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Ernesto R
Barcelona, Spain76 contributions
Nice Musseum Home of Joaquin Sorolla
Feb 2021
Nice house of the painter during early 1900 where the painter lived and had his studio, full of his paints particularly of his wife Clotilde and his kids.
The house has wide & functional spaces and natural lighting, nice architecture, and a beautiful garden aside.
Unfortunately, the private areas of the family house (rooms upstairs) were not accessible to visit.
Written 12 February 2021
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SusaMasa
Helsinki, Finland400 contributions
Popular, worth to visit
Dec 2019
Nice, small museum. Sorolla is popular amongst the spaniards, so be prepared to queue if you plan to visit during national holidays. Recommended.
Written 26 September 2020
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Womble_2010
London, UK264 contributions
Joaquín Sorolla's home – a precious moment in time!
Oct 2019
Finally, so glad to tick this off my bucket!

Walking into Sorolla’s estate is like stepping back in time. It’s a surreal experience. His neighbours, tall modern blocks that loom over his garden wall are a stark contrast to his tasteful, elegant home from a hundred years ago.

For art lovers, especially if you like Impressionism, this is a must! Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida is in a class of his own, he had “sunshine on a brush.”

It is a refreshing change, viewing Sorolla’s paintings at his actual home – than in the big national art galleries. First thing you notice, is that there are no long queues to enter, just a trickle of visitors meandering through his front garden. Entrance tickets are cheap, about €3.

His study, dining room, living rooms and corridors are adorned with private paintings of his family; his children playing in the beach, sunbathing in the garden and numerous scenes from their personal life (e.g. Clotilde, his wife, sleeping with one of her newborn daughters). This is an intimate insight of the Great Master himself, a family man who loved painting outdoors. Gone are the huge iconic canvases depicting scenes from Spanish history … you’ll need to go the Prado, London and New York for those.
Written 20 August 2020
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SPAINDOCTOR
Madrid, Spain5,401 contributions
Small but friendly
Jul 2020 • Solo
This museum is small
Don’t expect Thyssen prado or reina Sofía
But it is like the artist house and studio
Manuel the guide very friendly can help you with everything
Written 3 July 2020
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Manuel Castillo
Bogota, Colombia10 contributions
Paintings and drawings
Jul 2019
It is the painter's home studio. The magnificent collection, furniture and decoration of the artist's own time.
Carefully preserved.
The store with many products dedicated to Sorolla, the staff of the museum house, attentive and friendly.
The gardens, a haven of peace and good taste in the heart of Madrid.
Written 17 June 2020
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Museo Sorolla is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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