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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  • We enjoyed our time there. It’s on the smaller size but I think is for the better. I don’t enjoy modern art but I did enjoyed this museum. It was a fun quality to it… if that makes sense. Either way.....  more
    We enjoyed our time there. It’s on the smaller size but I think is for the better. I don’t enjoy modern art but I did enjoyed this museum. It was a fun quality to it… if that makes sense. Either way.....  more »
  • Then this is the place to be as the ground floor is dedicated to impressionism with a solid exhibition covering European and World artists. The other floors are dedicated to modern art from other... 
    Then this is the place to be as the ground floor is dedicated to impressionism with a solid exhibition covering European and World artists. The other floors are dedicated to modern art from other...  more »
  • Went with my daughter who is studying in Madrid. Too much for us to see in one go. Nice mix of contemporary and classical art. Only wish more of the works had English descriptions. Some did, maybe....  more
    Went with my daughter who is studying in Madrid. Too much for us to see in one go. Nice mix of contemporary and classical art. Only wish more of the works had English descriptions. Some did, maybe....  more »
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  • An unforgettable experience. The building is precious, right at the center of Madrid in a sunny day you can enjoy every corner of this place. The history and the art that hangs in the walls are priceless. The beauty of every painting is complemented with a great space, amazing stuff and soft lighting that will transport you straight to America in the 80’s or a canal in Venice, or maybe a garden where Monet will ensure you never want to leave. This is the best museum I have ever been, not only for the art but for how comfortable and easy is to move around. I paid £18 with £5 towards the audioguide. Worth every penny.
  • The Museum is for the most part a collection of old world classical European paintings. Not my cup of tea. A total bore. I prefer the Reina Sofia Museum with a wider array of older and modern painting exhibitions and artistic presentations. That being said, the Alex Katz modern art temporary exhibition was absolutely superb. I’d recommend visiting the museum only for this reason alone.
  • The museum has an impressive collection of European art that spans centuries. You get medieval religious artwork, Renaissance artists, baroque painters, and even Impressionism and modern art. Art from all over Europe in this museum stems from Italian Renaissance painters, Dutch golden age artwork, Flemish artists, to famous Spanish artists. There really is a wide range to see here. Best of all, photos are allowed!
  • A superb museum. This is a collection that ranges all the way through a really long period of time, inclusive of medieval art, the Renaissance, and through to modern art. It also tells the story very well. It was a pleasure to walk these galleries and see some genuine masterpieces in the collection. Facilities are great. Good toilets, good outdoor café, and interesting temporary exhibitions too that compliment the permanent collection. Cannot recommend enough and out of the ‘Big 3’ museums in Madrid, this is only second behind the Reina Sofia and a significantly better experience than the Prado.
  • I really advise to visit this museum when you are in Madrid. The collection is stunning and diverse. There are also some paintings of impressionists - so you cannot miss it! We bought tickets online beforehand but there was no queue when we came.

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