The Thyssen’s extensive collection contains nearly 1,000 works of art. It is managed by the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation, an institution set up when the Spanish government purchased the collection from the Thyssen-Bornemisza family in July 1993. Since 2004, it also houses the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection.
Palacio de Villahermosa
The museum is located in a beautiful palace called “El Palacio de Villahermosa”. It was built at the end of the eighteenth century and is a clear example of neoclassical architecture from Madrid.
The Museo Thyssen is spread out on three different floors. To discover the evolution of European painting, the various movements, styles and renowned artists, we recommend starting on the second floor, then exploring the first floor and lastly, the bottom floor. The museum covers seventeenth to twentieth-century art and includes paintings by world-renowned painters like Van Gogh, Kirchner, Hopper, Gauguin, Rubens and Frans Hals.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, although it does not have so many famous works as the Prado museum, for example, it has an impressive collection that complements the other two most important art museums in Madrid and is well-worth visiting.
If you would like to visit the museum accompanied by a guide, expert in art and history, take a look at our guided tour:
From Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am – 7 pm.
Monday: 12 pm (noon) – 4 pm
Adults: € 12 (US$ 14.30)
Seniors (over 65 years old) and students: € 8 (US$ 9.50)
Monday: free entry from 12 pm (noon) – 4 pm.
Metro: Banco de España, line 2.