The creation of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, in 1990, met the need for a museum project that reflected contemporary Spanish art in relation to the international context. The permanent collection of the Museo Reina Sofía includes works created between the late 19th century and the present day. It currently claims almost 21,000 works of every artistic medium. Only about 5% of these are on display as part of the museum collection and the exhibition follows an itinerary distributed in two buildings, Sabatini and Nouvel.
During the guided tour you'll visit some of the most important artworks in contemporary art history, such as Guernica from Picasso and its previous sketches. You'll also see an important group of paintings from Salvador Dalí, one of the most famous surrealist artists. At the end of the tour, you can stay inside the museum for as long as you like, until closing time.