Tucked behind the Reina Sofía Museum, the Doctor Fourquet Street has become a thriving gallery district. On a recent stroll one afternoon, we were able to visit many interesting spaces, lounge at a cafe, ending at the Reina Sofía during their free visiting hours. The map below shows you the different galleries located in this area.
Click on the underlined titles for a link to the galleries’ websites.
THEREDOOM-With a nice cafe, perfect for cocktails, this gallery is currently showing: Andy Warhol/Todo empezó así. I was not familiar with these early Warhol’s and I particularly liked his drawing of a boy’s face.
Helga de Alvear-Timing is of the essence on this very original installation, currently on view: Karin Sander, Kitchen Pieces. This new take on the tradition still life, brings vegetable and fruit to life and it’s slow rotting death.
NoguerasBlanchard-Loved the quote on the gallery wall entrance.
La Libreria, located in the corner of Doctor Fourquet and Argumosa streets. is a great little stop for coffee, juice or a sandwich, while browsing their used books.
Reina Sofía Museum– The terrace of the Reina Sofía’s Jean Nouvel Wing, is a great place to catch great views of the Atocha Train Station on one end, and the Lavapies neighborhood on the other. Take advantage of the free admission from 7-9pm to catch one of its many exhibits.