Valencian-born Joaquin Sorolla moved to Madrid in 1890 and created many of his masterpieces here – most of which are portraits and serene landscapes of his native land, Valencia – and once and for all, conquered the hearts of art connoisseurs. His house in Madrid, where the famous artist thrived until his death in 1923, was turned into a museum some decades later and today, aside from numerous paintings, it bears original designs and furnishing from the early 1900s. The artist’s studio has not changed at all – it seems as if he has just stepped out from the room and will be back to impress with yet another masterpiece after a short break.
Sorolla was also an art collector, and some of the ceramics and paintings he once treasured are displayed as well.
The house is beautiful on its own, but its Andalusian-style patio, with plentiful plants and flowers and rich frescoes, designed by Sorolla himself is also worth a look.
Metro: Iglesia (Line 1), Rubén Darío (Line 5), Gregorio Marañón (Lines7 y 10)
Buses: 5, 7, 14, 16, 27, 40, 45, 61, 147 y 150