Joaquin Sorolla was an Impressionist from the city of Valencia and his former studio-mansion in Madrid has been converted into a museum reproducing perfectly a typical early 20th century house.
The building, built in the years of 1910 and 1911, has been left as it was when the artist died in 1923, and his paintings are displayed inside. The canvas he was painting just before he died remains in place, with brushes next to the unfinished work.
Sorolla painted in several styles, although he is best known for his beautifully lit Mediterranean beach scenes. Most of his works show calm and serene scenes, mostly of the sea, children, and women.
All of his styles are represented in the museum, including some noteworthy portraiture. He was also an art collector, and the objects he amassed in his lifetime (such as ceramics and tiles) are also on display.
The artist also designed the mansion’s Andalusian-style garden which can also be visited.
Address: General Martínez Campos, 37, 28010 Madrid
Tel: 91 3101584
- Tuesday to saturday: 9:30am to 8pm
- Sundays and public holidays: 10am to 3pm
- closed Monday, 1st January, 1st May, 24th, 25th & 31st December and 2 local holidays to be determined.
- Free with the Madrid Card. Click for more information
- General entrance fee: 3 euros (discounts for students, under 18's and pensioners)
Metro: Iglesia (line 1), Rubén Darío (line 5) or Gregorio Marañón (lines 7 and 10)