Come to Madrid and welcome the summer at the Sorolla Museum. This 2014 the Sorolla Museum celebrates the arrival of summer with an amazing opening. This big opening will take place until 11:30 pm every Thursday from July 17th to August 285th.
There will be also, during the month of July, two free guided tours thoughout the museum: on Thursdays 17th, 24th and 31st at 8 pm and 9:30 pm. Reservations are not needed and the admission is totally free (until seats are fulfilled)
Just to know a little bit more about this museum, it is important to say that it is located, as mentioned, in Madrid, the capital city of Spain, a touristic centre and main point for visitors who want to enjoy the Spanish culture. The museum was created due to the request of the painter Sorolla’s widow, Clotilde García del Castillo. In 1925 she donated herself all the material left by her husband to the State in order to establish a museum for his memory. The museum finally opened in 1932 and its location is the same as where he used to live and work, a building designed by architect Enrique María Repullés. Sorolla’s son, García Joaquín Sorolla was the first director of the museum until he died in 1948. Since 1973 the museum belongs to the Ministry of Culture.
If you visit the museum you will be able to see all the collections that not only show the painter’s masterpieces but also a number of things that the master used to own. According to his belongings you will see a collection of sculpture pieces from authors such as August Rodin, Pedro de Mena and others. Also, there is a collection of archeology items that used to belong to the roman and andalusian cultures and ceramic artifacts from the ancient Spain, taken specially from the city of Valencia.