Sorolla is an artist and friend of the contemporaries and the French Impressionists. I have considered as the great painter of light.
Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida
Spanish painter born in Valencia in 1863. He soon showed his love for drawing and painting.
Thanks to his easy and pleasant style, he has received innumerable commissions, his fame reaching beyond the Spanish borders and spreading throughout Europe and the United States, where he has exhibited on several occasions.
The most important commission in the artist’s life was the painting of the immense canvases intended to illustrate, on the walls of the Hispanic Society of America in New York, the regions of Spain.
Sorolla thus had the opportunity to present his “Vision of Spain”, traveling throughout the country and pouring all his energy and creativity into this project between 1911 and 1919. He died on August 10, 1923, without seeing his great “Vision of Spain” exhibited.
The Sorolla Museum
The Sorolla Museum is actually the House of the painter Sorolla. The house has great part of the works and personal effects of him as “Paseo a orillas del mar“
The wife of the artist, Clotilde García del Castillo, who in her will of 1925 bequeathed her house and the collections that belonged to her to the Spanish State so that a museum could be created in memory of her husband.
The kitchen was painted by the artist and the gardens were also designed by him, with a strong influence from the Alhambra in Granada.
Few museums are focused in such a way, in which you can see his brushes, his hobbies, his unfinished paintings, the evolution of his family and children, the evolution of his house, the dining room, the walls and the gardens.
Three of his works went to the Prado Museum in 1971: Boys on the beach, the portrait he made of José Jiménez Aranda, and a self-portrait of José Villegas y Cordero.
The museum is located behind the Intercontinental Hotel, near Paseo de la Castellana on Paseo Martínez Campos, a few meters from our offices. This area is ideal for staying in a high-end area and being close to the Golden Mile on Calle Serrano.
What to see near the Sorolla House Museum
The Lázaro Galdiano Museum , Platform 0 and Serrano Street, the current Golden Mile. You might be interested in this plan to visit Madrid in 1 day, these tips for your first visit to Madrid or some of the places you should not miss on your second visit to Madrid.
Our closest accommodations
In this area we have apartments for short stays next to Serrano (The Golden Mile). The closest apartments are in the Edificio Escultor. It is also at 8 minutes walk from Serrano and at 15 min walk from Zara.
Also apartments for months in Chamberí and, if you are looking for a less touristy area, apartments for months in the Salamanca district. To be closer to the tourist area, apartments for months in the Centro area or apartments for months in the Retiro area .