Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Opposite the train station stands another of the city’s landmarks and top museums. The innovative, deep red extension was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. The 2005 renovation project allowed the museum to incorporate another 25,000 m2, adding 60% to the original space of the Former Madrid General Hospital, designed by Francisco Sabatini, which in 1992 was transformed into this prestigious art centre.
The museum's collection has recently been reorganised, but its mission remains the same: to showcase the artistic avant-gardes of the international art scene and to promote contemporary Spanish artistic production. Works by Juan Gris, Miró, Dalí, Tàpies and Chillida compete daily with one of Madrid's main attractions: Picasso’s Guernica (room 6)
Calle de Santa Isabel, 52.