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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza)

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Paseo del Prado
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Address: Paseo del Prado 8, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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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

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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Great museum - a must see!

Definitely worth the visit. Great to see Joseph Cornell, John Singer Sargent (the first landscape painting of his I have seen), Dali, Picasso, and more.

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Brookline, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Definitely worth the visit. Great to see Joseph Cornell, John Singer Sargent (the first landscape painting of his I have seen), Dali, Picasso, and more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Two absolutely amazing exhibitions set this tour up. We had coffee down the road at Starbucks and hit the door about 10.45. The initial rush had already been processed and we had no queues. Timing of entry into the two exhibitions meant that they were not too crowded. Even the cloak room staff were friendly and helpful. A great visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Thyssen is a middle of the road collection. Interestingly enough there are some very good American pictures.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While this was a wonderful little museum, and perhaps I am a bit jaded because I visit the Manhattan museums, I still would not go out of my way to see this facility. The only painting that I really enjoyed, aside from half a dozen old masters, was Picasso's Garnica. It was interesting just looking at the painting and beginning... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed the art here. My favorite things were the Bvlgari and Renoir exhibits and since they are limited time things, I do not know how timely this review will be once they are gone. The museum did an amazing job of making these exhibits multi-sensory and I enjoyed that very much.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The building is clean, modern with an amazing collection. It happened to be free the day I went in (extra bonus). Totally worth your time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very cool place, and very manageable with a few excellent examples from each era, you can have a walk through art history from 1500 to contemporary art, and get an understanding of how the journey happened

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just a block or so away from the glorious Prado museum is this wonderful archive of art collected by the late Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza (1921–2002) and his wife "Tita" Cervera (a Miss Spain), but which was started in the 1920s by the Baron's father. Very interesting and eclectic collection, and when I've visited there have been interesting temporary exhibitions... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a huge and great museum. If you need to make a choice Prado vs. Thyssen and you like to see more modern art, go for Thyssen.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just follow the numbers and in no time you would have seen several styles through several centuries with a few classic pieces.

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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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