Like an oasis in the middle of the desert, visitors find the Museo Sorolla to be a shelter from the hustle and bustle of Madrid. The present day neighbourhood is nothing like it was when Joaquín Sorolla took up residence with his family in 1911. Since 1932, when it reopened as a museum, his works have been shown there for the delight of the public. Here you can admire many works by the painter and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in which the Sorolla family used to live. Spend some time in the charming garden, and then go inside to discover the different rooms.
Each room is full of everyday objects and other household items, such as furniture, sculptures, jewellery and an eclectic ceramics collection with more than 1,000 pieces, dating from the 15th to early 20th centuries. Since Sorolla was especially keen on popular Spanish ceramics, he owned a remarkable collection from Talavera de la Reina, Fajalauza, Andújar, or Manises, among others. Also noteworthy is the corridor with holy water basins, as well as the display case devoted to lustre ceramics.