Sorolla Museum

Sorolla Museum

Located in a pleasant little palace surrounded by a pastoral garden, the Sorolla museum is the preserved house of renouned painter Joaquín Sorolla. It retains the majority of its traditional decoration, making it a pleasure to pass through its halls enjoying the artist's collection.

The museum was inaugurated in 1932 under the charge of the late artist's widow, which ceded the building to the state and made a generous donation for the creation of a museum in memory of her husband.

Collections

The collection is made up of works by Sorolla himself and other objects which he collected throughout his life.

The main part, with more than 1200 pieces, is of paintings painted by Sorolla himself. Another highlight, however, is the collection of drawings which allows one to get to know the family life of the painter, as well as seeing the sketches of the designs he made for his own house.

The collection also contains numerous sculptures, ceramic pieces, jewels, personal objects and old photographs which reflect the life of the painter as well as the furniture which still sits in its old location in the house.

A walk through the museum

The little palace is surrounded by a pleasant Andalucian-style garden and although it is not a museum on the scale of the Prado Museum or the Thyssen, it is a great museum. Having said this, it is perhaps best an option for those who have lots of time to spend in the city, or who plan to visit on numerous occasions.

Schedule

Tuesday to Saturday: 9:30 am - 8 pm
Sundays and public holidays: 10 am - 3 pm
Monday: closed.
January 1st and 6th: closed.
May 1st: closed.
July 16th: closed
December 24th, 25th and 31st: closed.

Price

General Admission: €3
Consessions: €1.50
Under 18s and students under 25: free

Transport

Metro: Iglesia (line 1), Rubén Darío (line 5), Gregorio Marañon (lines 7 and 10)
Bus: Lines 5, 7, 14, 16, 27, 40, 45, 61, 147 and 150.