Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

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Explore centuries of fine art at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, which boasts masterpieces by Monet, Goya, Degas, Renoir, Picasso, and Van Gogh, to mention just a few notables. Today, the vast collection of over 1,600 paintings is spread over three floors, with a compact layout that makes this museum one of the most navigable sites in the city. The collection is organized chronologically, with the oldest works displayed on the top floor. You can arrange to join a thematic guided tour during or after business hours, or simply start on the top floor and work your way down at your own pace. Check online for ticket options and upcoming special events. Using our online itinerary creator, Madrid attractions like Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This museum provided an essential contrast to the Prada. Whereas the Prada was heavily skewed to the religious, this museum showed much of the daily life in Medieval times and the Renaissance. I...  more »
  • I wish we've spent more times here than Prado. The pictures were amazing, Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh, and so much more. We went there on a Monday, so it was free but we had to register in advance...  more »
  • A must visit!! The museum is wonderful, they have a permanent collection and they also highlight different artists depending on the season. The paintings are breathtaking and its a great experience...  more »
  • It's FREE ON MONDAYS! Very nice museum of medieval to contemporary art. It is right in front of el Prado so one could actually do both easily in the same day. Just be careful if you go on the free day it might get packed. I liked the fact that there is a wide set of paintings from a wide set of historical periods. From the 1500 to the 2000. The arrangement does not always follow the evolution of time which make it sometimes a little confusing but overall very enjoyable!
  • A fantastic museum with some exceptional pieces, in a relaxing setting. I particularly like how the collection isn't built around just one school or epoch, but rather you get to follow the history of visual art over many centuries with a compact, high-quality representation of each style and era. The Prado might be mightier and technically more impressive, but this is my personal favourite art gallery in Madrid.
  • Great museum! Guides in a variety of languages, many interesting pieces of art, and a layout that makes your visit easy. Depending on your art preference you could be here for hours or just 45 minutes. The guide is also very well detailed and clearly lays out the design of the museum. The best art museum in Madrid!
  • The works of art are stunning. They are lit beautifully. The gallery wasn't crowded and there is plenty of space. You can get close to the paintings and no one bothers you. Highly recommend.
  • Arrive a few minutes before it opens and you can be one of the first people in the doors when they opened at 10am. We rented out audio guides and headed to the second floor to start the tour. I have a deep appreciation for well designed audio guides and collections in museums that are set up in a logical progression. This one started with portraits dating back to 1510 and went through a chronological history leading us from one peach colored room to the next.

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