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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

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35 reviews of Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Chris Pearrow

Extensive and beautiful

The Thyssen-Bornemisza is part of Madrid's "Art Triangle" (along with the Prado and Reina Sofia) and has an interesting and varied collection that's worth a visit. It's known for having "major works by minor artists and minor works by major artists," a description that's perfectly apt. Yes, it was works by the Impressionists and Italian masters, but the real gold are the lesser-known pieces, especially those of the Fauvists and Dutch/Flemish school. I was surprised gorgeous and technically-masterful works by artists I'd never heard of before.

I will warn you that the collection is spans millenia and you could spend several hours exploring. In fact, many people are already tired by the time they reach the more recognizable sections (the Impressionist, for example). So, pace yourself!

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Madrid Cool Blog

Especially recommended

The Thyssen’s collection is the most complete in terms of movements and eras represented. After exploring the galleries, I must say that the museum, through Carmen Cervera, has a clear preference for Spanish art. However, you can find works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Dalí, Rubens, Van Eyck, Canaletto and Caravaggio, and the temporary exhibits showcase works by Duero, Modigliani, Matisse, Antonio López, and Marc Chagall. On the museum’s website, you can organize a route for your visit by floor or by “timeline” and also purchase tickets, which can save you some waiting time. This is especially recommended

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ciro gek

The third museum of Madrid


The Thyssen-Bornemisza is part of the famous "triangle of art" of Madrid, so that it represents one of the fundamental places for any fan. It is an art gallery with more than a thousand works, many of them coming from the huge private collection of the Thyssen-Bornemisza family.

In 1993, the Spanish government decided to buy it so that all citizens could enjoy these wonders. A small part of these works is located in the Museo Nacional de Arte de Catalunya in Barcelona, but the main headquarters of the museum in the Villahermosa Palace, in Paseo del Prado.

The oldest pieces are of Gothic art of the 12th century and the most recent are of the modern art of the 20th century. In particular, one can find works of the Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, Romanticism and 19th and 20th century art until Pop Art. The 19th century North American painting section is unique in Europe, while the one on Impressionism, Fauvism, German Expressionism and 20th century experimental avant-garde are the greatest ones in Spain.

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The evolution of painting


The Thyssen Museum is located in Madrid, containing a rather large part of the Thyssen-Bornemisza family's art collection. The Thyssen and most of the collection are in Madrid but a small part is in the Museo de Arte de Catalunya in Barcelona.

A spectacular art gallery where you can see the evolution of painting, especially in Europe, from the Gothic to the 20th century.

I find it difficult to choose an artist or a style in particular, each painting has its own charm but what stroke me the most was Impressionism, especially Monet and Van Gogh.

Sonia Rumayor

Guided Visits

This is one of the best places to visit in Madrid. There have been many different exhibits and almost all of them interesting. But, you also have the option to take private guided tours after the museum has closed. What makes this even more interesting is that you can choose a theme for your visit as well as your guide and have the whole place to yourself. This way, you can learn to interpret and appreciate the art you’re seeing.

María José Morr

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