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"Hidden Gem: Sorolla Museum - Discover the stunning works of Joaquín Sorolla in a charming setting. The Sorolla Museum in Madrid is dedicated to the works of the Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla and is housed in his family home in Madrid complete with an Andalucian style garden. Joaquín Sorolla, the Spanish painter, lived from 1863 to 1923. He was active during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and was known for his luminous and colorful paintings, particularly his landscapes, portraits, and scenes depicting life in Spain. Sometimes is is described as a Spanish impressionist because of his masterful use of light and his ability to capture the soul of his subjects with a distinctive style. The Sorolla Museum houses a collection of Sorolla's works, including paintings, sketches, and personal belongings. The building itself, a beautiful mansion with gardens, provides a serene setting for appreciating Sorolla's art and way of life. Schedule Open from Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays. The visiting hours may vary, so it's advisable to check the museum's official website or contact them directly for the most up-to-date schedule information. Metro The nearest metro station to the Sorolla Museum is Iglesia, which is on Line 1 (light blue line) of the Madrid Metro. It's a short walk from the station to the museum. Admission Fees and Free Days - Admission fees vary, and there might be discounts for seniors, students, and groups. Children and teenagers under a certain age might have free entry. - As for free days, the museum occasionally offers free admission, especially on specific dates such as International Museum Day (May 18) or during special events. It's recommended to check the museum's official website or contact them directly to inquire about any upcoming free admission days. This gem is my personal favorite because it showcases Sorolla's impressive body of work in a tranquil and beautifully preserved setting. "
"Spain is home to some of the most recognizable art out there, and to many influential artists. Just to name a few, Velazquez, Picasso, Dali, Goya, El Greco, etc. However, the artist you must check out while in Madrid is Joaquin Sorolla. Originally from Valencia, though most of his life was spent in Madrid. His house was turned into a museum, and even those not intrested in his art will find it intresting, as the garden outside is an incredible place to spend some time. It transports you all the way to Valencia, with the flowers, fontain, and typical tiles. And on the inside you can see a lot of the original setting from the home while he was still living in it. This hidden gem of Madrid opens its doors for free on the weekends (Saturdays after 2pm, and all day Sunday). Even if you are visiting Madrid during the week, you can grab a ticket for only 3 euros. "
"This museum is not the typical one that you can find in Madrid. This one is a small museum of Sorolla artist, this is actually the house where he and his family used to live. It is one of the best preserved house-museums of an artist in Europe, and its garden, which was also designed by him. The house and all its belongings were bequeathed to the Spanish government by his widow Clotilde García del Castillo in 1925 who asked for a museum to be opened in memory of her husband."

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