The Thyssen-Bornemisza family collected what became one of the world's finest private art collections over a number of ... More
The Thyssen-Bornemisza family collected what became one of the world's finest private art collections over a number of generations. The Spanish state bought it from them in 1993 and converted the early-19th-century neoclassical Villahermosa Palace into a fabulous art gallery. At the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, you will see masterpieces by Van Dyck, Durer, Caravaggio, Rubens, Picasso, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse and Kandinsky among others. The collection follows a chronological order running from the 13th to the 20th century. Call ahead to know more.
One of the greatest private collections of are in the world. This is another must for anyone who likes art. It has representative masterpieces from the primatives all the way to the modern. Simply mind boggling. A great collection
One of the best private collections in the world, now available for all to see. Most of the great artists of the past 150 years are represented, but many works (e.g., Hopper's "Hotel Room") were out on loan when we visited. Gift shop is expensive and the selection is kitschy. Nice outdoor cafe.
Strategically located in the heart of the city, the size and distribution of the museum in a historical buiding are perfect for the comprehension of the exhibits. There are not only wonderful permanent collections, the temporary exhibitions I have attended have always delighted me.
On my visit to Madrid, I was able to visit the Prado, Museo Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. The Prado is huge, beautiful and has a great collection of classical Spanish art including many pieces by Diego Velazquez, Goya, and El Greco and allows photograpy. The Museo Sofia is more contemporary and had some great Picasso pieces and Joan Miro (does not allow photography). The Museo Thyseen is smaller but has a great diversity in painting varying from classical to contemporary and has a good array of pieces ranging from Degas, Picasso, Van Gogh, to paintings from the 1800's. I loved all the museums but I really enjoyed the way the Thyssen museum was set up because there are 3 floors and each one displays a different era of paintings.
I cannot understande previous reviewer's giving this museum anything but the highest rating. Fantastic collection. Extremely comprehensive. Enjoyed it even more than Prado. Great restaurant. Eat indoors or out.
This museum was great. I went to Three in Madrid and this was my favorite. It had a wonderful, diverse selection of pieces. The size of the museum was great, not too big, not too small. I can't remember the price but I don't recall thinking it was too expensive.
It was definitely worth the time, and is something I would recommend if you are looking to fill a couple of hours one afternoon.
My favorite pieces were of the women walking to the garden where Christ was buried early in the morning. For a small painting it is extremely eye catching. Rich browns and great use of light. It really is amazing. There was also a piece that depicted a row of phone booths on a busy street. It was a huge piece and just wonderful in it's realism. I loved it. I hope it's still there.
Again, I'd highly recommend this museum.
This probably isn't the museum to see in Madrid if you only have time for one or two. You'd want to reserve that time for the masterworks at the Prado and modern works at the Reina Sofia. However, this museum is still a gem. You will find great works from artists like Dali, but this museum also has lesser known works that are still masterpieces in their own rights. Go with a mind open to the smaller whisperings of the art world and you won't be disappointed.
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