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Spanish Art Museum – Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
(Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza)

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The world’s second-largest private collection, as well as a link between the Prado and Reina Sofia eras.

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is one of the museums that comprise the “Golden Triangle of Spanish Art Museums.” The other components are the Prado and the Reina Sofia national museums. It came from the private collection of Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon, a German-Hungarian businessman and art collector. Following that, his son, Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, transported the treasures to Spain, his wife’s homeland. The Museum first opened its doors in 1992. A year later, the Spanish government purchased all of Baron’s collections.

After the British Royal Collection, it is the world’s second-largest private collection. The majority of the collections include paintings from the 13th to the 20th centuries, including works by Dutch painters. Spain’s art has a significant effect on the majority of them. Visitors can enjoy the works of many star artists overall in most areas.

The Golden Triangle of Spanish Art Museum

Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza, Reina Sofia Museum are famous as the Golden Triangle of Spanish Art Museum.

Visiting the 3 best Spanish art museums in Madrid and soak yourself into the essence of the Spanish art world.

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Skip the Line Guided Tour: The best of Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen (Spanish Art Museum)

Guided tour of the Thyssen Museum, where you will learn about the most important private collections of paintings from the twentieth century.
The tour lasts 1.5 hours and begins at 11:45 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. The admittance ticket issued is good all day.

For further information, please see the link in the image.

Skip the Line Thyssen Museum Guided Tour (Spanish Art Museum)

Guided tour of the Thyssen Museum, where you will learn about the most important private collections of paintings from the twentieth century.
The tour lasts 1.5 hours and begins at 11:45 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. The admittance ticket issued is good all day.

For further information, please see the link in the image.

What you must see in Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

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Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni, 1489–90 Domenico Ghirlandaio

This is a portrait of Giovanna degli Albizzi. She married Lorenzo Tornabuoni, a Florentine nobleman. After her died in childbirth in 1488, her husband commissioned the picture. The artwork displays the elegance of a young Florentine girl from the 15th century via her expensive clothing and accessories.

Swaying Dancer (Dancer in Green) 1877 – 1879 Edgar Degas

Ballet was a source of fascination for Degas. Using pastel on canvas, he attempted to depict the fluidity of dancers. Only one of the green females is displayed in full length. And she is apprehended while she does a swift. Furthermore, the turn is complex. The other images have been cropped. The rest is up to the viewer's imagination.

Informative things

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum opening and closing times

Permanent Collection:

Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am to 7 pm

Mondays: 12 noon to 4 pm, free admission sponsored 

Temporary Exhibitions:

Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 9 pm. Sundays: 10 am to 7 pm

Closed on 1st January, 1st May and 25th December.

On 24th and 31st December: from 10 am to 3 pm.

The museum will use summer time to expand its hours between the end of June and the beginning of September.

How to get there

Metro: Banco de Espana

Bus lines: 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 14, 15, 20, 27, 34, 37, 45, 51, 52, 53, 74, 146 and 150

Train: Atocha, Sol and Recoletos stations

Address: Paseo del Prado, 8. 28014 Madrid 

(+34) 917 911 370

cavthyssen@museothyssen.org