The Thyssen-Bornemisza museum it is part of the famous "Triangle of Art" in Madrid, and represents one of the fundamental points for every art lover. This museum is one of the main attractions to visit in the Spanish capital.
It is an art gallery, with over a thousand works, many of which belong to the vast private collection of the Thyssen-Bornemisza family.
A spectacular gallery, in which we see, in particular, the development of European painting from the Gothic to the twentieth century. This is certainly what they like about the museum, the ability to trace the history of art in a perfectly organized way.
Thyssen represents a perfectly planned path, in which the transition from one site to another is fantastically spun. Everything has its own logic, a sense, each work is supported by two other correlates.
History of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
The collection that we can admire today began to form in 1920 thanks to the XNUMXst baron, Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza who, being a great fan of art, began to acquire important works of art.
This love for art also passed on to his son, XNUMXnd Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, who continued to increase the collection.
In 1992, after several negotiations with various museums and institutions around the world, the collection began to be exhibited in the central building of Villahermosa in Madrid thanks to Thyssen's contract, first of lease and then of purchase, with the Spanish government.
Currently most of the works of art in the Thyssen Museum are in Madrid, but some can also be seen in the National Art Museum of Catalonia, a Barcelona, and in the Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga.
What to see at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid
In the Madrid office we can find almost 1.000 works of art exhibited in chronological order. These works cover styles from the Renaissance to Romanticism, passing through the Baroco or Rococó. There are even Pop Art works.
The rooms of the Museum, arranged in chronological order, begin with important Italian and German Renaissance paintings.
Among these works we can highlight the Adoration of the Magi by Luca di Tommè, Christ and the Samaritan woman by Duccio di Buoninsegna, The Young Knight by Vittore Carpaccio, Piazza San Marco towards the Basilica of Canaletto or Henry VIII by Hans Holbein.
Next is the Portrait Gallery where we can see the portraits of artists such as Veronese and Rafaello. In addition, from this gallery you can enjoy a splendid view of the neighbor Museo del Prado.
Rubens and Caravaggio also have a section in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Of them we must highlight Portrait of a Lady, by the first and Saint Catherine of Alexandria, by the second.
The following rooms are the Dutch Baroque, with paintings by Rembrandt, and Impressionism. Among the impressionist works we must highlight the paintings by Pisarro, Van Gogh, Manet, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Gaughin.
The museum's collection ends with a XNUMXth-century tour with paintings such as Grosz's Metropolis. We can also see the Man with a Clarinet, Harlequin in the Mirror or the Corrida, all by Picasso. Joan Miró, Edward Munch and Salvador Dalí are also among those exhibited in this section.
- Full ticket: € 13
- Reduced ticket *: € 9
- Groups + 6: € 11
- Admission is free for minors (under 18), disabled people and teachers
* The reduced ticket is intended for students, pensioners (+ 65 years) and members of large families.
Buy your ticket for the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid online
Free entry Monday from 12:00 to 16:00.
It is advisable to visit the entire museum, including temporary exhibitions, on the same day.
The museum is open every day of the week at the following times:
- Monday from 12:00 to 16:00 with free admission
- from Tuesday to Sunday 10 pm: 00 19 at: 00
Closing days: 1st January, 1st May and 25th December.
Opening days with reduced hours (from 10:00 to 15:00): 24 and 31 December
How to reach us
The Thyssen-Bornemisza museum can be reached by metro or bus. If you arrive by meter you have to take line 2 and get off at Banco de España stop. If you want to get there in bus there are many lines leading to the museum.
You can get to the museum too by car, the address is: Paseo del Prado 8, Madrid.