Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall

Art for all in the heart of Madrid

Housed in a building designed by architect Agustín Ortiz de Villajos for the Duchess of Medina de las Torres, following a series of restructuring and upgrading works the exhibition area now covers an area of around 1000 m2, divided into three rooms which are mainly used for exhibiting the plastic arts from the last third of the 19th century through to just after the Second World War. The exhibition rooms opened in the autumn of 2008, coinciding with a new international perspective in our programming following an in-depth review of the modernization of Spanish art between the last third of the 19th century through to the Spanish Civil War.


Sala Recoletos
Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall
Paseo de Recoletos 23, 28004 Madrid Phone: 915 81 61 00
Photo © Jesús Antón

Bus: 5 - 14 - 27 - 37 - 45 - 53 – 150
Metro: line 4 (Colón) and line 2 (Banco de España)
Train: C-2, C-7, C-8 y C-10

Current Exhibition

The Fauves. Passion for Color

The Fauves. Passion for Color

Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall

Del 22/10/2016 al 29/01/2017

From 22 October 2016 until 29 January 2017 you can appreciate the meaning of passion for color. The exhibition, which offers a complete and considered presentation of fauvism, brings together over one hundred paintings as well as numerous drawings, watercolors and a selection of ceramic pieces.

Ticket Price

General admissions: €3 per person

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Free entry Mondays from 2 pm to 8 pm!

Further information


Opening times*:

Mondays form 2 pm to 8 pm.    

Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 am to 20 pm.  

Sundays/holidays from 11 am to 7 pm. 

*On December 14 the Exhibition Hall will close at 7 pm.

*Last access: 30 minutes before closing time.
We ask visitors to please leave the exhibition halls 10 minutes before the closing time.

Further information


Find out about the accessibility of our exhibition facilities


Guided tours:

Monday at 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm

From Tuesday to Thrusday 11:30 am, 12:30 am, 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm*

Price: €5

Tours led by external guides:

*You can book tickets either on our website

Ticket sales 

Regulations for external guides (PDF 150 Kb)

Free guided tours in Spanish Sign Language (LSE):

29 September at 5.30 pm.

27 October at 5.30 pm.

24 November at 5.30 pm.

29 December at 5.30 pm.


We offer you a variety of services to facilitate your visit to our exhibitions.

Activities, workshops and games

Workshop-Tours for Schools

Price: €30 per class.

Workshop-Tours for Families

Price: €3 per participant.

Audio guides

Audio guides (English and Spanish):

Price: €3,50 for one exhibition and €4 for two exhibitions

Sign guides and audio guides with an audio description have free admission.

Download the audio guide through our App for Android and IOS