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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza)

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Address: Paseo del Prado 8, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 917 91 13 70
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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
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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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second to Prado, so much more approachable.

Great small art gallery with eclectic collection. Start at top & work your way down. Ask the non-security staff their personal favorites of each salon so you can get an educated... read more

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great small art gallery with eclectic collection. Start at top & work your way down. Ask the non-security staff their personal favorites of each salon so you can get an educated perspective. ALL the staff are art experts & know the whole gallery's collection.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We weren't able to see the Renoir special exhibition due to getting our taxi to the airport. So plan ahead and book for special slots, if you are pressed for time. Well worth the effort, a very impressive space for this private collection, you can calmly promenade three floors from medieval madonnas via Holbein's Henry VIII of England, Dutch masters,... More 

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Lagos, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For me, this museum is not as boring as Museo Reina Sofia but is also not as impressive as Museo del Prado. It has a nice and probably a more balanced collection in the sense that the different schools/ movements seem to be more evenly represented.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose to visit this museum because of the collection of art on display. I was interested in seeing their Impressionist paintings as well as the temporary Renoir exhibit. We spent almost 3 hours here but would recommend multiple shorter visits in order to appreciate all that is offered in this fine museum!

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum is free every Monday. No line-ups. With a huge collection including works by numerous famous Artists, it's definitely worth visiting.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had never heard of this museum before coming to Madrid and was so glad I visited. What an amazing collection ranging from early religious icons through contemporary works. The focus is on painting, although there are some sculptures as well. I found myself gasping with joy as I moved from one gallery to the next, discovering paintings by some... More 

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In my opinion, this museum was better tham the Prado. I guess I'm more into impressionism than i guessed. They let you take pictures without using the flash and there is a big variety of art work from many different artists. A great program for a raimy day specially.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The sum of several Barons of the name Thyssen, this collection includes masterpieces by Monet, Picasso and Carvaggio. We went to see Renoir's temporary exhibition “Renoir Intimacy” (From 18 October 2016 to 22 January 2017) 78 paintings form the exhibition "Renoir: Intimacy", a retrospective of the work of the French Impressionist painter. It make my day.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is one of the three fantastic museums that are very close to each other near Atocha station, in Madrid (Up El Paseo Del Prado) It might be a smaller museum (than el Prado for example) but equally interesting and there is plenty to see as it has a great and varied collection of art. I strongly recommend the current... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to see the Renoir exhibit and we were not disappointed. Audio phone gave excellent explanations of chosen paintings and we learned quite a bit about Renoir's life and work. The permanent collection is also fabulous!

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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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