Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
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. Permanent collection hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 to 19.00 Monday: 12.00 - 16.00* *Free entry with the sponsorship of Mastercard.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Neighborhood: Cortes
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  • Banco de España • 5 min walk
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  • John A Carter
    Lower Sackville, Canada3,756 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best art museum in Madrid
    An excellent museum with a lot of paintings that were painted between the 14 in the 16th century. It’s amazing how vivid colourful the paintings are simply amazing. If you’re interested in art it’s probably the best museum you can go to in Madrid.
    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed!
    Written April 26, 2023
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    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 19, 2023
  • Des1Edmonton_Alberta
    98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Museum Lovers Paradise in Madrid
    A museum lovers paradise. Not as crowded as the Prado Museum and just as good. Lots of recognizable artists and paintings to wow the visitor. If you take the Hop on Hop Off bus one of the stops is the Prado and the Thyssen is steps away. Definitely worth a visit if the brush strokes of the great masters intrigues you.
    We are glad you enjoyed. Thank you. To keep up to date with our activities, follow us at @museothyssen
    Written May 21, 2023
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    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 19, 2023
  • MPC2of3
    Atlanta, Georgia187 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible collection of art
    We did a guided tour of the Thyssen museum with Fun and Tickets Tour Operator. Highly recommend a guided tour for a more in-depth view and interesting stories about some of the works of art. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. This museum is a gem: the Baron "loaned" part of his personal collection to Spain for 10 years mostly due to his Spanish wife. To be able to see these private works is quite unusual and important. His collection spans from religious art, to European Masters to pop and modern art. There is currently a Lucian Freud exhibit for the brave. A must see while in Madrid
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    Written June 8, 2023
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    Visited May 2023
    Written June 7, 2023
  • Andrew B
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates221 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit on a Monday
    It’s free to visit on a Monday 12-4pm. Which is good. It’s an Art gallery, as opposed to a museum. Lots of art from so many different artists. Ranging from the very modern 2000 to the very old 1300, so there’s something for everyone. I’m glad we went on the free day!
    We are glad you enjoyed. Thank you. The free access hours are Monday from 12 to 16h. It can only be visited permanent collection and if there is the exhibition of plant -1, of TBA21, also that exhibition. Access is free and without entry. To keep up to date with our activities, follow us at @museothyssen
    Written July 18, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 17, 2023
  • Flossyfrills
    Didmarton, United Kingdom66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lot of bang for your buck!
    For 13 euros per adult and free for under 18s we thought this was an incredible museum. Van Gogh, Munch, Kandinsky, Mondrian...and many more, plus the temporary exhibition. We were here about 2 hours and bits of that we whizzed through. There's a nice shop and the place felt airy and well curated. We ate in the restaurant and had coffee and sandwiches which were reasonably priced. Well worth the money.
    We are glad you enjoyed. Thank you. To keep up to date with our activities, follow us at @museothyssen
    Written September 8, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 25, 2023
  • elympos
    Larissa, Greece300 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The audioguide upgrades the experience!
    What an experience! The collection is so complete that all great masters are presented. Get an audioguide, it will upgrade the whole experience, and don't miss any collections, there are big surprises in every room. I used the Paseo del Arte, which did not give any advantage like skip-the-line but it was not so crowded as Prado. I also had lunch in the restaurant where the menu del dia costed 21€, while in the city it ranges at 12-16€. Was it worth? Well, I was hungry.. after 4 and a half hours wandering in the museum. Photos are allowed without flash.
    We are glad you enjoyed your visit. To keep up to date with our activities, follow us at @museothyssen. Thanks for the feedback on our audioguide service and the restaurant, we will pass it on to the responsible area.
    Written September 19, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 6, 2023
  • Theo V
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands961 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best musea we have seen in a life time (together with the Prado)
    This museum is something you just can't miss. Even if you are not that much in art, it is just an experience to see the quality of this art selection. Very well presented. We spent half a day were totally overwhelmed, so we had to stop. Most likely we have seen half of it.
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    Written September 19, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 11, 2023
  • Emily M
    Leiden, The Netherlands412 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Woman Masters exhibit!
    The temporary exhibition on “Woman Masters” is open at the time of this writing, and is worth the price of admission, even if you see nothing else of the permanent collection. Reservations are required for the special exhibit (and they do fill up). Recommend getting the 5€ audioguide to deepen the experience. Note that I do not speak Spanish, so perhaps some of the nuance is cultural or lost in translation. However, worth noting that not all of the language used in the English written and spoken descriptions aligns with what I would consider affirming. However, the collection itself is really excellent.
    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed!
    Written November 8, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written November 7, 2023
  • El Turista John
    New York City, New York2,821 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Truly A Rich, Diverse, and EXCELLENT Collection of European Art - Well Worth a Visit
    It’s hard to improve on all the 5 ratings Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza received except to say I agree. And YES, the museo is less crowded and better layed out than the Prado, and because I can take photos of my favorite works, I have BETTER memories of the museum and collection. There is no need to buy an overpriced book of the collection, like you have to at the Prado, because you can decide which works of art are important to you and take a snapshot for memory and reflection. I really loved the overall variety of paintings covering some 800 years of European art. There was,surprisingly, a great and diverse collection of US American art. I’ve included photos of some of my favorite pieces. Thanks of a relaxing and enjoyable journey through such a memorable collection!!!!
    We are glad you enjoyed. Thank you for the feedback! To keep up to date with our activities, follow us at @museothyssen
    Written November 21, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 8, 2023
  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, Arkansas3,866 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A rich collection of artwork at the Thyssen
    My wife and I visited the Thyssen Museum during a trip to Madrid this past March. I thought the Thyssen was just as good as the Prado. In fact, I enjoyed much of the artwork more in the Thyssen. Although Prado has the bigger reputation, I prefer Thyssen more if I had only one that I could attend.
    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed!
    Written November 30, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 27, 2023
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RHAHJ
Nijmegen, The Netherlands1,979 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This museum is not as famous at the Prado, but it also houses a formidable collection of well-known artworks, mostly of modern painters such as Picasso, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Max Ernst, Tanguy, Dalí, Mondriaan, and many others. Picture taking is allowed here. There is a ticket for the three art museums in this area, with this museum plus the Prado, and the Reina Sofia museum.
Written January 13, 2020
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Written January 17, 2020
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Martina B
Munich, Germany593 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Dont miss the current exhibition of impressionism, really worth it! The temporary exhibition is included in the ticket price. The permanent collection is also very nice- some mix between el Prado and Reina Sofia but as it is less rooms, it is more manageable if you would like to see it all. Just keep in mind they close at 19:00 apparently and they kicked us out of the museum in a not very pleasant manner (-1 star for that!)
Written January 3, 2020
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Written January 13, 2020
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SacTom2014
Sacramento, CA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
What I liked about this museum was that it was not overwhelming in either the size of the collection or the crowds. While the Prado is a magnificent collection it is just overwhelming for the average tourist with limited time to enjoy and one feels they need a college football offensive line to block interference to get close enough to the art works. This museum is till relatively uncrowded, if you go on the right day it is free and has a broad range of significant works representative of the full spectrum of fine art history.
Written February 11, 2020
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FJGonzalezG
Bethesda, MD1,228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is magnificent museum, is the only one we were able to visit twice during our one week in Madrid.

Along with the Prado and the Reina Sofia national galleries, the Thyssen completes Madrid’s “Golden Triangle” of art. It is founded on one of the largest collections in the world, which was donated to Spain, adding 1,600 important examples of Italian primitives and English, Dutch and German schools, as well as Impressionists, Expressionists, and European and American paintings from the 20th century.

During our early-march visit, we saw an excellent exhibit, “Rembrandt and Amsterdam portraiture, 1590-1670,” that set the master in the context of his peers. Another exhibit from the collection, “Pioneers. Women Artists of the Russian Avant-Garde,” is like nothing I have ever seen outside of Russia. The Joan Jonas exhibit was ok.

The facilities are modern, full of light, spacious and comfortable. The museum has a fantastic gift/book shop. Recommend you visit the museum’s website for its excellent virtual and thematic tours.
Written April 27, 2020
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Written April 28, 2020
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Thankfully there are extraordinarily wealthy individuals who believe that art should be appreciated by the masses. This museum is the result of one family who turned a lifelong passion for collecting art into one of Spain’s best museums. The works flow in chronological order from 13th century Italian, German and Spanish religious works to the late 20th century (abstract/pop art). The collection is a who’s who in the art world - Degas, Renoir, Corot, Rembrandt, Monet, Rubens, Rodin, Dali, Picasso, Lichtenstein, Kandinsky and so many more. I spent almost four hours taking in these incredible works. Although the adjacent Prado and Reina de Sofia museums seem to be on the top of most visitors lists, I think this museum is better in that it is more intimate and is not overwhelming at just under 1,000 works of art.
Written January 16, 2020
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Written January 17, 2020
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maryDyffrynArdudwy
Dyffryn Ardudwy272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Interesting collection of paintings in this lovely museum. It’s not so big that you get lost or that your back begins to ache from gazing for so long. Not too busy that you have to queue to see paintings or move over so people can take selfies in front of their favourite.
Relaxed atmosphere here and time to enjoy what there is.
Written February 13, 2020
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Written February 14, 2020
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TriathleteTraveler
Los Angeles, CA65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
At first we were not going to visit this museum, but one of the tourist information staff suggested it was a must see. We did some research and was impressed with the collection, so we signed up for admission as well as the fixed price lunch in the dining room. Needless to say, we were extremely impressed with the collection (especially the Impressionists), and the atmosphere. The lighting on the paintings with the wall color is probably the best we have seen. We also enjoyed the Rembrandt Collection from all over the world.

The lunch in the cafe was delicious and a very good value. The ice cream cake for dessert was exquisite.
Written March 5, 2020
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Written March 6, 2020
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AndyWatson
Old Deer, UK224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
I only had time to view the temporary exhibition on impressionism and photography but found everything well organised with English descriptions. The audio information was excellent. I'll definitely return and allow plenty of time for a visit.
Written January 7, 2020
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Written January 13, 2020
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Emily M
Leiden, The Netherlands412 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Business
The temporary exhibition on “Woman Masters” is open at the time of this writing, and is worth the price of admission, even if you see nothing else of the permanent collection. Reservations are required for the special exhibit (and they do fill up). Recommend getting the 5€ audioguide to deepen the experience.

Note that I do not speak Spanish, so perhaps some of the nuance is cultural or lost in translation. However, worth noting that not all of the language used in the English written and spoken descriptions aligns with what I would consider affirming. However, the collection itself is really excellent.
Written November 8, 2023
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Written November 8, 2023
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JDSoui
Tampa, FL6,495 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The Impressionist and Photography gallery (together) was a unique experience. Photographs from the 18th century sat along side of impressionists works. The pictures showed accurate renditions of conditions at that time. Those pictures lacked what the artists brought forth - color and interpretation. Great gallery.

The museum is a must see and across the street from the Prado.
Written January 2, 2020
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Written January 13, 2020
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