The Museo Sorolla occupies the building that was the home and studio of the artist Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (Valencia, 1863 - Cercedilla,1923). It is one of the best preserved artist’s homes in the whole of Europe and houses many of his masterpieces: splendid paintings full of colour that powerfully evoke the joie de vivre and intense light of the Mediterranean.
The original decoration of the home has been preserved almost intact, with the furniture and decorations that Sorolla chose himself and which were part of his everyday life. And the garden, designed by Sorolla, is a beautiful oasis in the centre of the city. The two form a unique space that provides an insight into the Valencian painter’s creative intimacy and the essence of the era in which he lived.
The Sorolla Museum is a building of 1911, Sorolla and his architect Enrique Maria de Repullés designed an elegant house with its gardens, however, are not constructed thought most current criteria such as physical accessibility.
The Museum has no lifts or ramps but with wheelchairs available to people who can climb the steps to the museum but wish to use to make the visit more comfortable. The Sorolla Museum is undergoing an expansion plan that will improve the overall accessibility of the building.
The Sorolla Museum is a Site of Cultural Interest and is therefore exempted from the general rules on accessibility in public buildings.
The Museum has technology to hard of hearing:
Magnetic loop for people with hearing aids or cochlear implants for use with audio tours and activities. The devices can be ordered at the box office.free.
Voice amplifiers for guided tours. For the use of these devices the application at the time of booking is required for activity.
HOW TO REACH
BUS: Lines 5, 7, 14, 16, 27, 40, 45, 61, 147 and 150.
METRO: Iglesia (L1), Rubén Darío (L5) and Gregorio Marañón (L7 and L10).
PARKING: C/ Zurbano, 68 and Paseo del General Martínez Campos, 42.
GENERAL: € 3
REDUCED: € 1.50 (for groups consisting of 8 or more members (with prior reservation) and cultural volunteers
Saturdays (from 14:00) and Sundays
The following days: May 18, October 12, November 16 and December 6
Free admission prior accreditation:
Friends of the Sorolla Museum Foundation
Under 18 years
Students between 18 and 25 years old and holders of the Youth Card or equivalent
Over 65 or pensioners
People with disabilities
Members of large families
People in legal situation of unemployment
Professionals of Museums and ICOM, APME, ANABAD, AEM, FEAM, H. Nostra
Official Tourism Guides, in the exercise of their functions
Journalists, in the exercise of their functions
Partners of Mutua Madrileña (under the Collaboration Agreement)
Audioguides of the Sorolla Museum Foundation: 2.5 €
In Spanish, English and French.
Annual card of the Sorolla Museum: 25 €
Joint Board of State Museums: € 36.06
5 Museums: 12€
Madrid Museum of Art: 8 €
Abono Ocho Museums of Madrid: 16 €
Paseo del General Martínez Campos 37