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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid

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Explore centuries of fine art at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, 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. Before you head to Madrid, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Madrid vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Madrid has to offer, including Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.
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  • There was a temporary exhibition of art from a museum in Budapest which was very interesting. This museum has a great museum building and it has an extensive art collection but it is mostly for period...  more »
  • Pretty entertaining exhibition, is not long and is quite enjoyable. Although the room is too dark
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  • Yes everyone knows the prado, but in recent years, the most exciting exhibits I've seen in Madrid have been at the Thyssen ... this summer's Caravaggio was exquisite ... be sure to put this at the top...  more »
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  • Madrid obviously has many great art museums, but this may be my favorite. With a good, if not comprehensive, collection stretching from the 13th century until the end of the 20th, this museum has something that will speak to anyone remotely interested in the tradition of Western Art. All of the temporary exhibitions that I've seen here are well curated, thoughtful, and engaging. This museum definitely deserves your time and attention!
  • I didnt know the museum, but it is at least as beautifull as de Prado. We visited the museum when they had the Monet exhibition. That was really impressive.
  • Regardless of what type of art enthusiast you are, chances are you will come away from this well-curated museum happy to note some new favourite pieces. This museum houses a vast collection of art from classic to modern artists, and arranged in a way that allows you to easily progress through the levels of the museum and not feel like you might have missed anything special (lots of room between paintings and for walking about). A brief but genuine appreciation of all the works in this museum will probably have you walking for about 2 hours. There is a coat and bag counter where all things must be placed, for no cost. Photography is allowed, but without flash.
  • Good paintings from famous artists, but a lot of repeats. Earliest paintings from around 1300-1400 ad. Nothing too big, but the self portrait of Rembrandt was nice as well as the portrait of Henry the VIII. A lot less crowded than Prado for a cheaper price.
  • A really big and beautiful museum! I would highly recommend to go to the museum if you are in Madrid and want to have some 'culture time'.