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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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  • What a super classy and elite gallery museum. This collection does not dissappoint. Just down from the Prado so make the effort as it has some very important pieces.  more »
  • This museum starts at the top and goes chronologically, so you can go at your own pace and see the whole thing pretty quickly. The audio guide is not that great, probably not necessary.  more »
  • One of the best private collection in the world. This huge collection was assembled in early XX century.  more »
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  • I think they had too many landscape impressionist paintings. Everything started to look the same after awhile. But their key pieces are worth seeing. I got more out of the temporary exhibits. The building itself is beautiful with bright-colored (yellow and flamingo) interior walls. And sitting outside in the courtyard is quite enjoyable.
  • Beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed our family visit. We like to keep things brisk with kids in tow, but still our 9-year-old happily managed three hours here (albeit with a quick drink break). For families and casual admirers of art, I'd recommend this as top of your list - over the Prado - if you only want to do one museum in Madrid.
  • One of the few art museums where they make it very easy for visitors to "follow the chronology" of the art. I liked it as much as Prado
  • Beautiful place. We'll worth a visit if you appreciate fine art. Free in on Monday though..
  • One of the three big Madrid's art galleries you probably would love to visit. I recommend you to start at the 2nd floor. I began my visit on a ground floor but at the end of the exhibition there was an exit and shop and I had to go through whole exhibition on a ground floor again... Also my bad I purchased an audioguide for €5. In the end I didn't use it at all. It is just not necessary, you will be overwhelmed by the number of the paintings that you will be happy to see all of them, you will not have time and mood to spend another time to listen to a boring audioguide.

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