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It is not always possible to access the different museums in the region, so from here we propose you to get to know the Sorolla Museum in an easy and intuitive way, thanks to its 360º virtual visit, which will allow you to go through the different rooms of the Joaquín Sorolla and Bastida house-museum without leaving home. Below we reveal how!
Located in the heart of the Chamberí district, at General Martínez Campos Street, 37 in Madrid, this unique museum served as the residence and studio of the renowned Valencian painter, and was created at the request of his widow, who made a will donating her assets to the State for the foundation of a museum in memory of her husband.
This house-museum built between 1910 and 1911, was a personal project of the artist, who always looked to unite the area of work and housing, to be always close to his family, and therefore, given its economic situation, acquired a plot that allowed him to build the building and incorporate three gardens.
The funds come from the donation that the woman, Clotilde García Castillo, made in 1925, in whose will she gave the house and collections to the Spanish state for the creation of a museum in memory of her husband, something that was achieved in 1932, the year in which the museum was inaugurated. These funds, were increased in 1951 after the delivery of all the goods by the artist's son, Mr. Joaquin Sorolla García.
Thus, the museum houses most of the objects that the painter collected throughout his life, as well as his most important paintings such as "Walk on the Beach" or "The Little Boy in a Boat", which you can now see comfortably from your home, thanks to this 360º virtual tour, which will take you through all the rooms.
From this link, you can directly access to the tour.
More info: Virtual 360º visit to the Sorolla Museum
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