Madrid already had the The Prado and the Sofia, and somehow the Thyssen had to make a name for it among these incredibly popular competitor galleries. How did it do that? Well:
- With an intense focus on impressionistic and post impressionistic work.
- A clever chronological procession of paintings that let viewers almost literally strolls through history.
- Paintings that are superbly curated – only the masters of the masters are displayed here.
- A tranquil atmosphere where the silence lets the art speak and allows you to hear – unlike the Prado and the Sofia.
- An incredibly compact layout that allows a great number of precious artwork to be crammed into a very small space.
- A beautiful building of warm and inviting hues.
Other collections here include Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo, 14th and 15th century recento and quattrocento, and Flemish and Dutch painters.
It’s only when you’re leaving that you realise that you’ve been well and thoroughly enchanted. The museum doesn’t show you everything you need to know about European painting, but it shows you a lot of what really matters.
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- Best to reserve tickets in advance.
- Public parking at Plaza de las Cortes.
- General Admission: 12 EURO
- Reduced (pensioners, over 65’s, students, youth card holder, members of large families, disabled with 33% rating, faculty members of Fine Arts ): 8 EURO
- Free Admission (on Mondays between 12pm and 4pm): Children under 12 years, Friends of the museum members, Citizens officially unemployed and ICOM Memberships.
- You can visit the museum anytime during the visiting hours.
- The ticket office closes at 6:30pm.
- Galleries are emptied 5 minutes before the closing hours.
- Private Guided Tour: For permanent collection: 10:00am to 6:00pm (Tuesday to Sunday); No private guided tour on Mondays.
- Underground: Line 2, Banco de Espana Station
- Buses: Lines 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 14, 15, 20, 27, 34, 37, 41, 51, 52, 53, 74, 146 and 150
- Restaurant at the museum
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63.55% of people who visit Madrid include Thyssen - Bornemisza Museum in their plan
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A very cozy, relaxing, interesting and well organized gallery. You'll find paintings from Italian Renaissance to XX Century with some statues too (a bronze by Giacometti). All great pieces are commented by an outstanding audio guide. The cafeteria and the gift shop are a nice experience too. Not to miss at all, even if it's very close to Prado.
One of loveliest collections anywhere, amazing range, something for everyone! Go go go! And nicely laid out in restful galleries, not TOO many people, enough benches for my weary back. I always discover, or rediscover, something special when I go. And on my most recent trip it was free to get in!
Loved it here, beautiful building, wide collection of art in different genres and different periods. Well laid out and easily accessible for everyone. Good to spend an afternoon in. No major queue to access when we were there admittedly off peak but a stunning place and I enjoyed more than the Prado.
One of the trio of must-visit museums in Madrid (and in my opinion, the best). It is filled with quality contemporary art, and a LOT of works by big name artists. It has a nice cafe/restaurant outside and very interesting temporary exhibits. I am not an art buff in any sense, but I do enjoy art a lot and this museum certainly delivered. And the best part is, YOU CAN TAKE PICTURES !
I bought a museum pass, couldn’t visit all cause a lot of them were closed on Monday when I had time. I had a great time here, lots and lots of beautiful paintings, easy to look around and you are allowed to take photos too except the temporary exhibitions. Definitely a recommendation if you like arts