The Sorolla Museum is dedicated to the works of the painter Joaquin Sorolla (Valencia, 1863-Cercedilla, Madrid, 1923).
It was created in 1931, when the Spanish State accepted the legacy of Sorolla's widow, Mrs. Clotilde García del Castillo, who donated the building and all its collections to create a museum in memory of her husband.
The Museum is housed in the house and workshop that the painter had built in 1910-1911. The house is divided into five main areas:
- the garden, created by the painter himself;
- the ground floor, old kitchen area, organized around the so-called Patio Andaluz;
- his work area, consisting of three successive studios;
- the rest of the main floor of the house;
- and the second floor, transformed into exhibition rooms.
A top floor is reserved for the museum offices.
Sorolla Museum opening hours:
Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30 to 20.00h. Sundays: from 10.00 to 3:00 p.m.
Closed: Mondays, January 1st, May 1st, December 24th, 25th, 31st, and two local holidays.
For more information on bookings, and purchase and price of tickets, for individuals, touristic groups and educational groups, see the official website of the Museum: www.museosorolla.mcu.es