Museo Sorolla
Museo Sorolla
4.5
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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
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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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  • Anna_Maria39_11
    Winnipeg, Canada566 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A master of light
    The Museo Sorolla was recommended to me by an artist and I couldn’t have been happier with the experience. I didn’t arrive until close to 3:00 pm and there was a modest line up that moved fairly quickly. I waited under half an hour. If you aren’t a Spanish speaker I would recommend paying for the audio guide. I didn’t and this was a mistake as most of the text discussing various pieces of art, or periods in Sorolla’s career were in Spanish only. There were prepared cards in various languages highlighting various objects in particular rooms which I found very informative. I also appreciated that taking photos was not only permitted but encouraged.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 May 2023
  • happyrelaxeddudes
    463 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Art
    The Museo Sorolla is a wonderful experience. Presently, there is an exhibition featuring his sea paintings juxtaposed with photos of the Valencia bath houses and fisherman at work. Sorolla was from Valencia and undoubtedly had a passion for the seaside. The paintings are gorgeous and I highly recommend this museum.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 31 May 2023
  • omipalone
    Yorkshire, United Kingdom245 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A "must do" in Madrid
    The evocation of light and space in these paintings is like no other. Whether a garden scene, or the artist's family holidays, or fishermen.... the sense of light is exquisite. The shaded gardens, full of plants and water features, is an oasis in the hot and arrid city centre. Housed in the artist's former home and studios, this is a must do exhibition in Madrid.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Carsten H
    Svendborg, Denmark36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The art museum in Madrid with a seaside feeling
    What today is the Sorolla museum used to be the painter's home in Madrid when he had come to fame. The house-atelier is a very nice and welcoming building and the garden is a lovely oasis in the midst of Madrid. The paintings transmit the light very well. Sorolla was an outstanding painter of water, the ocean, lakes, waves, people bathing..., so there is a feeling of summer holidays in many of the pieces.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Porter C
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful retreat in the heart of Madrid
    The museum, Sorolla's home, is a beautiful garden retreat in the heart of Madrid. The excellent collection is carefully arranged with written guides in several languages. The on-line ticketing with time slots is convenient and helps to avoid crowds.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 September 2023
  • josebenjamin
    Midland, Michigan4,074 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Small Museum- Do not skip it - Great Views of Art - House - Antiques - and Sorolla's Family Life.
    Last Month, during a visit to Madrid, my wife and I decided to take a look at this new attraction, and what a delight it was !!!. We arrived early on a Sunday Morning, and we were the only visitors around, by the time we left a couple of hours later, there was a long line to get in. The House/Museum is rather small and has limited capacity. The entrance was free on that day, but you still need to obtain a ticket to get in. The Audio Guide was quite helpful. There are literally no words to describe our joy walking through the different rooms and gardens. It can be justifiably said that visiting the gardens only, it would be enough reason for a short visit. As we walked through the rooms we marveled at the tile and pottery collections, but the rooms dedicated to the Mediterranean paintings, were just great. I particularly enjoyed looking at the paintings commissioned by an American Patron to be displayed at an International Fair. All along you get a feeling of great family life, and quiet dedication to art. All art lovers visiting Madrid should take a look at the Sorolla Museum.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 October 2023
  • BC_NY_Traveler
    Vancouver, Canada35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous museum...
    Having a museum devoted to a single artist was a real treat. I was not familiar with Sorolla, but I'm now a big fan. Going through the home of the Sorolla family was such a wonderfully intimate view into the artist's life.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 November 2023
  • Wayne M
    Sydney, Australia685 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Art
    Lovely museum dedicated to the art of great Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla. It's actually in his former house, so you get a really great taste of his life and also his art. A hidden gem in Madrid.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 January 2024
  • amg14
    383 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous works of art, peaceful garden
    This is a great small museum. It’s very interesting to see the house and imagine that when Sorolla built it, there was not much else there. The gardens are very peaceful. I didn’t know anything about Sorolla but before going to the museum I researched his life & paintings. He is a master of light and according to a Spanish friend his works set in Valencia reflect the special light of the Mediterranean. Many, many masterpieces. We got there about 11am and it was very crowded. When we left two hours later the line was around the block. We got in for free!!! Don’t know why, maybe free for seniors.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 February 2024
  • Stephan K
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magic awaits after the queue
    We visited this museum on a Saturday in April in an off-season period. We were surprised to encounter a rather long queue at the entrance since our guide book said it was one of Madrids best kept secrets. Certainly not a secret anymore. And that is perfectly understandable because after about an hour waiting in line we were admitted entrance and found the museum itself was not crowded and it was a really good experience seeing both the gardens, the paintings and the house itself. We got an excellent impression of the artist, his time, his family and of course his art. Will go back if I get the chance, but next time I'll book a time in advance.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 April 2024
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2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Just wonderful. My favorite artist. Lovely in every way. I do wish some of the paintings were lower to study them more effectively.
Written 20 May 2024
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Yanying W
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The museum is exquiste. I like the quite and beautiful garden and the exhibitions inside the house. Excellent visit for a small amount of money (only 3 Euro for a ticket)
Written 17 May 2024
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Stephan K
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We visited this museum on a Saturday in April in an off-season period. We were surprised to encounter a rather long queue at the entrance since our guide book said it was one of Madrids best kept secrets. Certainly not a secret anymore. And that is perfectly understandable because after about an hour waiting in line we were admitted entrance and found the museum itself was not crowded and it was a really good experience seeing both the gardens, the paintings and the house itself. We got an excellent impression of the artist, his time, his family and of course his art. Will go back if I get the chance, but next time I'll book a time in advance.
Written 13 April 2024
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George O
Lawrenceville, NJ133 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Could not get in, rude guard stated not handicapped accessible. I read later it was...

Not Handicapped Friendly!!! Not Handicapped Friendly!!!
Written 21 March 2024
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amg14
virginia383 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is a great small museum. It’s very interesting to see the house and imagine that when Sorolla built it, there was not much else there. The gardens are very peaceful. I didn’t know anything about Sorolla but before going to the museum I researched his life & paintings. He is a master of light and according to a Spanish friend his works set in Valencia reflect the special light of the Mediterranean. Many, many masterpieces. We got there about 11am and it was very crowded. When we left two hours later the line was around the block. We got in for free!!! Don’t know why, maybe free for seniors.
Written 13 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Wayne M
Sydney, Australia685 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Lovely museum dedicated to the art of great Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla. It's actually in his former house, so you get a really great taste of his life and also his art. A hidden gem in Madrid.
Written 17 January 2024
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martina
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Amazing intimate museum, showing the home and the live of the painter. Halls full of paintings and personal objects.
Written 7 January 2024
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BC_NY_Traveler
Vancouver, Canada35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Having a museum devoted to a single artist was a real treat. I was not familiar with Sorolla, but I'm now a big fan. Going through the home of the Sorolla family was such a wonderfully intimate view into the artist's life.
Written 22 November 2023
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TorontoMusicman
Toronto1,086 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
A small museum located in the house of the painter. The rooms are furnished in some of the original furniture. On display are many of his beautiful paintings.
The courtyard with its 3 separate gardens is another delight.
Written 14 November 2023
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Toby
Paignton, UK39 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The only reason it wasn't a one star is because it was free, which we didn't know. Obviously, this explains why the queue was so big (went on a Sunday). However, the queue system seemed poorly designed and it took us almost an hour to get to somewhere we were in for a maximum of half an hour. (they were letting small groups in every 5-10 minutes). The museum itself is decent and I enjoyed looking at Sorolla's paintings (my girlfriend and I like her works). Back to the queue. There was a group of 3 ladies two groups ahead of us. This sounds normal so far. However, 35 minutes into this boring queue the group of 3 ladies suddenly becomes a group of 10 people. This obviously aroused a fuss around us as the group in front and behind were speaking Spanish at the group (clearly still obvious they were telling them off for queue jumping as they sounded rather displeased). This group of large people then added an extra 20% to our wait time because they were let in and that meant there were too many people so the queue stopped again. Really the group should have been sent to the back or denied entry and their handling of it was none existant. Very disappointing.
Written 10 November 2023
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