The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía or simply the Queen Sofia museum, situated in Madrid, near the Atocha train and metro stations is one of the best museums of Spain. Easy to reach, this museum features several interesting exhibits inspired by Spanish art and including works of 20th century masters like Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí.
It was officially inaugurated on September 10, 1992 and since that day has hosted a large number of exhibitions all of which have never failed to attract tourists as well as locals. Picasso’s great painting Guernica is the main attraction of this museum. However, Juan Gris, Joan Miró, Julio González, Eduardo Chillida, Antoni Tàpies, Pablo Gargallo, Lucio Muñoz, Luis Gordillo, Jorge Oteiza, José Gutiérrez Solana and many other significant artists also hold important places here. Besides exhibits it also comprises of a huge library which is open to tourists.
For lovers of art this is the perfect place to be, for the museum features not just Spanish artists but also a few foreign artists like Robert Delaunay, Yves Tanguy, Man Ray, Jacques Lipchitz, Lucio Fontana and Yves Klein. Cubist still-lifes by Georges Braque and a large work by Francis Bacon are also displayed.