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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza)

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Address: Paseo del Prado, 8, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 902 76 05 11
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum offers visitors an overview of art from the...
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum offers visitors an overview of art from the 13th century to the late 20th century. In the nearly one thousand works on display, visitors can contemplate the major periods and pictorial schools of western art such as the Renaissance, Mannerism, the Baroque, Rococo, Romanticism and the art of the 19th and 20th centuries up to Pop Art. The museum also features works from some movements not represented in state-owned collections, such as Impressionism, Fauvism, German Expressionism and the experimental avant-garde movements of the early 20th century. In addition, it boasts an important collection of 19th-century American painting not found in any other European museum institutions.
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Outstanding Art Collection

Overall best collection of 20th century art in Spain. Best museum in Madrid! Very large collection of art. The museum is in a great location, basically across the street from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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San Marcos, California
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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Overall best collection of 20th century art in Spain. Best museum in Madrid! Very large collection of art. The museum is in a great location, basically across the street from the Prado Museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

smaller and more varied a collection than the Prado. Be sure to not to miss! wish I had spent more time there.

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Stourbridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Cleverly laid out on 3 floors. Superb displays including Van Gogh, Dali and Caravaggio. Nice restaurant but food was fairly bland for the

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I visited this museum on my own and I have to say that it was one of the best parts of my trip to Madrid. I've spent 3 hours in there and I could have spent more, but I've reached the closing time. So, I would suggest to interested readers to allow 5 hours for a thorough visit. The quality... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is a large collection and part of the Trinity of art museums in Madrid. We bought tickets a couple of days in advance to avoid the entrance lines, but these were not terrible. Some interesting impressionist works, good examples of 19th century and 20th century movements that was very educational. It has a broad collection with many artists. Was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We concentrated mostly on the wonderful Dufy that was on during our visit ,but the museum is delightful with lovely outside refreshment area .Manages to feel relaxed and peaceful even when busy .

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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I was very brave and did 2 galleries in a row - started with Prado and then to the Thyssen. Many have heard about how magnificent the Prado is, and it is. My happy surprise was the wealth of impressionist are the Thyssen has - I was thrilled to see Van Gogh's, Pissarro's, Renoir's....this was a fabulous find. No line... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I usually prefer the old masters, but was quite impressed with the caliber of the modern art here. Really la creme de la creme of the big names. We started in the morning, had a leisurely lunch and returned in the pm. Glad we had time for one day here and one at the Prado. Doing both in one day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This fantastic collection encompasses works of art from Old Masters to Impressionists. The gallery is organised over 3 floors and each floor contains a series of smaller galleries devoted to a particular era or type of painting. EU citizens get reduced entry fee (show driving licence or passport). There is something for everyone here. Canaletto to Gaugin, Reubens to Munch,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Interesting museum that is a must see for visitors to Madrid who are interested in art. The newer part has a cross section of art by great artists which shows some of the limitations on what was available for purchase over the past 30 or so years. Nice cafe at the side of the museum.

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Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de Cibeles and Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural centers are other artsy hangouts to check out, with rooftop bars that provide impressive views of the city. While the Paseo del Prado and its roundabouts form a busy throughway in Madrid, a broad green pedestrian park in the middle is a calm and gorgeous place for a relaxing stroll. Just east of the museums, the Retiro Park is always a confluence of activity as families and friends of all ages take to the pretty paths and lawns to stretch their legs or to have a picnic.
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