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Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

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Ranked #12 in Madrid things to do
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Paseo Prado, 8, Madrid, Spain
902 76 05 11
10a-7p Tu-Su
http://www.museothyssen.org/
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Stroll through seven centuries of European art history at one of Madrid's premier museums. Once a private residence and collection, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza exhibits masterpieces from some of ... Read more
Europe's greatest, including Van Dyck, Picasso, Van Gogh, Matisse, and Caravaggio. Stop and appreciate the subtle beauty of the French Impressionist collection, which boasts works by Monet and others. The pieces are exhibited in chronological order, allowing you to witness the progress of art just as it happened. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, and an telephone line is available for more information.

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Santa Clara, California, USA

My favorite museum in Madrid. Had a nice variety of collections and some interesting pieces. I especially enjoyed the in depth rooms where they describe one piece of art in particular from all points of view.

In addition, the museum was small enough not to take up too much of your time, and provided a good route for circling the museum in an efficient manner.

Would definitely make a point to visit once when in Madrid.

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Tempe, Arizona, USA

Good collection of art. Saw special exhibit of Renoir that was very good. They used timing to make sure it was not too crowded for Renoir. They allow photographs of permanent collection which I appreciate

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Your artistic trip to Madrid would be incomplete without a visit to the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, a mere walking distance from Museo del Prado and the Reina Sofia gallery.

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Trondheim

An amazing travel across seven centuries of painting. The exhibition is elegant. The paintings are arranged in order to strengthen the contrasts or similarities between artworks.

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Berlin, Germany

Really beautiful museum that houses the personal collection of the Thyssen-Bornemisza family. Incredibly, they really did have this vast an art collection that spans from early Christian icons to Rothko and everything in between. The map made it a bit difficult to find things as the layout isn't terribly logical. They also have special exhibitions and the one going on while I was there was so popular that the tickets were sold out.
For art book and design lovers, the gift shop is great with a huge variety of children's art books in Spanish and in English.

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Reading, UK

If you only have time to visit one art gallery in Madrid, visit this one. It contains good examples of all types of art from the 15th Century to the present day in chronological order.

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New York City

This is where you're going to recognize artists even if you aren't a connoisseur. This museum holds masterpieces by Monet, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Picasso, Lichtenstein, Renoir, Degas, Salvador Dali, and Jackson Pollack.

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Local from Madrid, Spain

I live in Madrid since a couple of years and have visited all three museums of the Golden Triangle of Art (a couple of times) and love all three of them but the Thyssen-Bornemisza is my personal favorite because it has a bit of all art styles and is in chronological order. And it has the most impressionism paintings of all three mueums, which is my favorite style, and has a lot of interesting postimpressionism, expressionism and fauvism paintings; all styles I really enjoy.
For classic masterpieces from Europe (12th century to the early 19th century): Prado Museum.
For modern art (20th century); mostly surrealism and cubism (Dalí, Picasso, Miró): Reina Sofía Museum.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

An eclectic collection of European artists with pieces from Van Eyck, Ruben to impressionists like Monet and Van Gogh to post modernists like Picasso. The museum is part of the Golden Triangle with the Prado and Museo Reina Sofia. All three museums are great, but if you have to leave one off your visit I would probably drop this one.

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Longmont, Colorado, USA

The Museo Thyssen is a random collection of artwork from throughout the ages that was collected by a wealthy family. It doesn't have much of a unifying theme but is instead a good lesson is art history. I did see one of the most beautiful Monet paintings of a sunset there.

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Orange County, CA

Part of the Golden Triangle of Art, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza used to be a private collection. Nevertheless, the collection is impressive here. A little bit of everything from the European masters. They had a Chagall exhibit in addition to the normal exhibits but we didn't upgrade our pass for that. I'm ok though. Three museums on one ticket is a LOT to take in. We visited the Thyssen after spending hours at the Prado which happens to be right across the street. The Collection expands the centuries and is displayed mostly in order. We made the mistake of checking out the first floor before going upstairs and had our order all wrong. If you have the time, check it out because they do have worthwhile pieces ranging from artists like Picasso, Dali, Miro, Turner, El Greco, etc.

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Nafplion, Greece

The main exhibitions are good, but the temporary ones are this museum's specialty!

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It i quite small comparing it to the Prado Museum, but there are good paintings too.

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Calgary, Canada

A very good collection from the Thyssen Bornemisza family. Particularly strong in Impressionist paintings which are not plentiful in Spain. The museum also has very good special exhibitions. The restaurant at the museum is also very good.

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Local from Madrid, Spain

This Museum is fantastic, a wide range of artworks from different periods. It also has a nice rooftop restaurant, highly recommendable! ; )

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Padua, Italy

This is the museum I prefer in Madrid. It is not so big and contain a very fine collection of paintings, that reflect the tastes of the collector who collected all these pieces during a lifetime. Apart from the steady collection there are also temporary expositions.

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Westport, Connecticut, USA

My favorite museum in Madrid and one of the best in the world. It's hard to believe that it was once a private collection! It is organized chronologically, and it is like walking through a timeline of art with some of the worlds most accomplished artists in front of your eyes. Don't miss it!

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Napa, California, USA

Another great art museum in Madrid. Lots of excellent pieces, including "The Annunciation" by El Greco, "The Virgin of the Dry Tree" by Petrus Christius, and a self-portrait by Rembrandt.

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Santa Rosa, California, USA

The Prado gets all the attention, and deservedly so. But the Thyssen is equally a must see. This museum is the d'Orsay of Madrid, flying under the radar yet still home for some of the worlds greatest pieces of art work you will ever see.

If you are a fan of French Impression (like I am), you will be more than impressed by their collection. There are numerous pieces by Van Gogh, Monet as well as the other masters on display. The modern art collection is also mind blowing.

It's hard to believe that this was once a private collection. But lucky for us, now all of you can view and enjoy this awesome museum.

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Mountain View

Another great museum. They have a great collection of Fauve paintings and German Expressionism which are rare to see a lot of in other museums. They do have a bit of everything in the museum which can be seen as good and as a distraction. To me it felt a little odd to go from Rauchenberg to Gothic religious paintings in three steps between galleries.

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