General Martínez Campos, 37

Phone: 0034 913 101 584
Fax: 0034 913 085 925
Website: http://museosorolla.mcu.e

Museo Sorolla

The Museo Sorolla was created on the wish of the widow of the painter Joaquín Sorolla Bastida (1863-1923). Clotilde García del Castillo left all her goods to the Spanish State in her will, with instructions to establish a museum in memory of her husband. On 11 June 1932 the Museum was inaugurated in the painter’s former house. Joaquín Sorolla García, only son of the painter and his wife, became the Museum’s first director. Upon his death in 1948 the Museum received further additions to its collection through his will.

Since 1973 the Museo Sorolla has been a public museum, dependent on the Ministry of Culture.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (20)

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Permanent Collection

The Museum collection brings together the majority of works produced by Sorolla throughout his life. Paintings and drawings predominate in the most varied and representative collection of the artist’s work that exists. Since 1982 the Spanish state has gradually added to the collection, helping to increase and complete it.

Sculpture, ceramics, jewellery and photographs that Sorolla collected as well as an important collection of correspondence that he received throughout his life also make up part of the collection. In addition there are several pieces of furniture, antique and modern, a number of textiles and metalwork.

Highlights of the collection include:

Marina. 1880
Moro con Naranjas. 1885-1886
Los Guitarristas, Costumbres Valencianas. 1889
La Fuente, Buñol. 1890-1895
El Pillo de Playa. 1891
Trata de Blancas. 1894
Madre. 1895
Una Investigación. 1897
Cordeleros de Jávea. 1898
Noria, Jávea. 1900
Mar y Rocas de San Esteban, Asturias. 1903
A la Sombra de la Barca, Valencia. 1903-1904
Autorretrato. 1904
Mis Hijos. 1904
El Niño de la Barquita. 1904
Nadadores, Jávea. 1905
Instantánea, Biarritz. 1906
Tormenta sobre Peñalara, Segovia. 1906
Saltando a la Comba, La Granja. 1907
Fuente de Alcázar de Sevilla. 1908
Pescadora con su Hijo, Valencia. 1908
Paseo a Orillas del Mar. 1909
Clotilde con Traje de Noche. 1910
Bajo el Toldo, Playa de Zarauz. 1910
Fifth Avenue, Nueva York. 1911
La Siesta. 1911
Tipos del Roncal. 1912
Pescadoras Valencianas. 1915
La Bata Rosa. 1916
El Patio de Comares, La Alambra de Granada. 1917
Rompeolas, San Sebastián. 1917-1918
Joaquín Sorolla y García Sentado. 1917
Retrato de Raquel Meller. 191...+ [ Read all ]


25 January to 25 May 2007

This exhibition is one of the many activities prepared by the Museum throughout 2007 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Museo Sorolla.

Antique photography no longer has an exclusively documentary value, being considered instead nowadays as a museum piece and receiving the same documentary and legal attention as other collections. The Museo Sorolla collection includes 5,650 positives taken from old negatives that give us a glimpse into the personal and professional life of the artist. His father-in-law Antonio García Peris was a pioneer in photography in Valencia and the photographs of his family are an exceptional testimony and illustration of their life. The camera played an important part in Sorolla’s work. It was used to record his exhibitions, paintings and the artist at work, painting in different places across Spain. There are also images of paintings by Sorolla or other artists with dedications to the artist as well as small portraits done by Sorolla using photographic varnish. The exhibition brings together a selection of 129 photographs as well as photographic albums, three miniature photographs and some Sorolla paintings related to the theme. The aim is to show the Museum’s photographic archives and through them highlight the influence of the photographic image on Sorolla’s work, exploring an aspect of his creative process little studied until now.


General entry: 2.40 €
Annual ticket: 24.04 €
Discount: 1.20 € (holders of young persons or student card, groups linked to educational or cultural institutions with 20 or more members)
Free entry: under-18s, over-65s, pensioners and general public on Sundays, 18 May (International Museums Day), 12 October (Spanish National Holiday), 6 December (Spanish Constitution Day)

Opening hours

Tuesdays to Saturdays: 9:30 to 15:00
Sundays and Public holidays: 10:00 to 15:00
Closed: Mondays, 1 January, 1 May, 24, 25 and 31 December and two other days for regional celebrations.
Special schedule every Wednesday: 9:30 to 18:00.

Getting there

General Martínez Campos, 37
28010 Madrid

Tel: (+34) 913 101 584
Fax: (+34) 913 085 925

By bus – Routes 5, 7, 14, 16, 27, 40, 45, 61, 147 and 150
By metro - Iglesia (Line 1), Rubén Darío (Line 5), Gregorio Marañón (Lines 7 and 10)
By car – Parking at Zurbano, 68 or General Martínez Campos, 42


Photographic and video images are not permitted using flash or tripods in the interior of the Museum.
Mobile phones should be switched off during the visit.
The consumption of food or drink is not permitted inside the Museum.
Animals are not permitted (except guide dogs).
Smoking is not permitted inside the building.

Catalogues of Museum collections can be bought inside the Museum. These catalogues and other publications published by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport can also be bought from:
Servicio de Distribución de Publicaciones
C/ Abdón Terradas, 7
Tel.: (+34) 915 449 033
Fax: (+34) 915 493 418

Audioguides are available to visitors.

The Museum library and archives are open to researchers by previous appointment.

Museum internal and external photos (10)

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Group visits should be booked 15 days in advance. For security reasons each group must have a maximum number of 20 people and be accompanied by a responsible adult.