Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

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Madrid Art Walk Pass: Prado, Reina Sofia, & Thyssen Museums

1. Madrid Art Walk Pass: Prado, Reina Sofia, & Thyssen Museums

The Art Walk Pass will allow you to marvel the best of Spanish art in Madrid. Enjoy the opportunity to visit the three most important museums of the capital of Spain, the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. At Prado, you will learn about the museum’s history as you walk around admiring the artwork made between the 14th and 19th centuries. In Madrid’s Reina Sofia Museum, admire the work from some of Spain’s finest 20th-century artists, including Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. Explore the hallways and galleries, and learn how and why these talented people created their art. After visiting the Reina Sofia, you will have a little break for lunch (not included) before you continue to the Thyssen Museum. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum takes you on a incredible journey through seven centuries of European painting. Given the wealth and variety of its treasures, comprising more than a thousand works of art, you should start your visit in the section that most interests you. Italian primitives, the German Renaissance, 19th-century American art, Impressionism, German Expressionism and Russian Constructivism are the most widely represented schools and movements in the museum.

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza Tickets

2. Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza Tickets

The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza has offered visitors a unique survey of the history of art from the 13th to the late 20th centuries. Dürer, Raphael, Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Manet, Renoir, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Kandinsky, Picasso, Hopper and Rothko are among the great masters of painting whose works fascinate and delight visitors. As if turning the pages of a book, all the principal movements of art present themselves in succession and all are represented through works of breathtaking quality. Among the collection of almost 1,000 works on display, visitors can pause in the Renaissance, linger in the Baroque, discover Expressionism or enter the world of the 20th-century avant-garde movements. The history of western art unfolds before our eyes in the galleries of the Palacio de Villahermosa, which was specifically remodelled by Rafael Moneo to house the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection. Of private origins, this international collection that now belongs to the Spanish nation introduces us to the remarkable tastes of its two principal creators: Baron Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza (1875-1947) and his son, Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza (1921-2002). In contrast to the Spanish royal collections with their majestic works of art, a visit to this essentially private collection offers a delightfully intimate experience. In 2004 the Collection was joined by the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, consisting of more than 200 works on deposit with the Museum that complement the styles and genres already present in the Permanent Collection. Accessible, dynamic, ground-breaking, sustainable and with the highest standards of visitor services, the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza focuses on all sectors of the public, particularly young people; Temporary exhibitions, concerts, live music, workshops, film and theater together create a wide range of options aimed at all our visitors.

Madrid: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Ticket & App Audio Tour

3. Madrid: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Ticket & App Audio Tour

Considered one of the top 10 museums in Europe and one of the 50 best art galleries in the world, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum offers a fascinating tour through the history of art. This is the only place in Spain where you can contemplate nearly one thousand works from the major periods and multiple art movements and schools such as the Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, Romanticism, Pop Art — from 13th-century Italian to the late 20th-century masterpieces. Perfect for the first-time visit, the guide will let you discover the unique collection of international art with pieces from the movements you cannot find in other state-owned museums and galleries such as Impressionism, Fauvism, German Expressionism and Avant-Garde. Moreover, this is the only place where you can explore the significant collection of 19th-century American paintings. Do not miss the masterpieces by internationally renowned artists such as Dürer, Caravaggio, Renoir, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Picasso, Bacon or Liechtenstein as they wait for you to discover them.

Madrid: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Ticket and Guided Tour

4. Madrid: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Ticket and Guided Tour

Enjoy a guided visit to one of Madrid’s most popular attractions, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Explore the museum with your guide and marvel at the extensive collection of paintings. The gallery houses artworks from the 13th to the 20th century, and includes works from every Western art movement during this period. See and learn about works from iconic artists including Rubens, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Cézanne, and more. On the tour, you’ll also discover the impressive history of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Hear about how the collection, which was once private, grew to become so extensive. At the end of your tour, enjoy free time to explore the museum on your own.

Madrid: Thyssen Museum Guided Tour

5. Madrid: Thyssen Museum Guided Tour

Explore the National Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza on a guided tour. Wander through the collection made up of almost 1000 paintings, spanning the history of art from the 13th right up until the 20th century. Lean from a perfect compendium of the history of painting in Europe. Discover the masterpieces from great artists like Duccio, Van Eyck, Dürer, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Monet, Degas, Morisot, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Kirchner, Mondrian, O'Keeffe, and Hopper. Unveil the details hidden in the paintings with the assistance of an art historian. Besides, marvel at the architecture of Villahermosa palace, where the museum is located. It was built in the 18th century and remodeled in 1805 in the neoclassical style. Enjoy this stroll of eight hundred years span of arts.

Prado, Reina Sofia & Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums Guided Tour

6. Prado, Reina Sofia & Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums Guided Tour

Enjoy the best of the permanent collections at the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza, and Reina Sofía museums in Madrid on a 5-hour guided tour. Start at the Prado Museum and admire paintings by Tiziano, Velázquez, Rubens, Goya, and others. Continue your tour at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, and see works by Impressionists such as Degas, Cezanne, Renoir, Van Gogh, and Gauguin. Take in the Pop Art and Dadaism collections, featuring works by Roy Lichtenstein and others. Finish at the Reina Sofía Museum. Admire Pablo Picasso’s Guernica and works by Salvador Dalí.

Madrid: Thyssen Museum Entry and Guided Walking Tour

7. Madrid: Thyssen Museum Entry and Guided Walking Tour

Explore the expansive collections at the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum in Madrid on a guided tour. Navigate easily through the museum's over 1,600 paintings in this collection with a guide.  Use your provided ticket to access the museum and meet your guide who will be waiting for you by the information desk. Immerse yourself in the world of great masters and uncover the secrets, anecdotes, and curiosities of some iconic masterpieces. Examine the highlights of Western paintings from the 13th to the 20th century. Have the freedom to explore works after the tour like Ghirlandaio's portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni and Carpaccio's Knight.

Madrid: City Bus Tour and Thyssen Museum Entrance Ticket

8. Madrid: City Bus Tour and Thyssen Museum Entrance Ticket

Explore the history and culture of Madrid, the majestic capital city of Spain, on a 2.5-hour bus tour. Accompanied by a local expert guide, the tour begins at Calle Ferraz.   The tour includes sightseeing of places such as Gran Vía, Plaza de España, Calle Mayor, Puerta del Sol, and Puerta de Alcalá as far as the bullring. You will also see Columbus Square, Paseo de la Castellana, Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and much more.   This tour also includes a fast lane entrance ticket to visit one of Madrid's most important galleries, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Here you will discover one of the most complete private collections of modern art.

Madrid: Landscape of Light & Prado Museum (Language Options)

9. Madrid: Landscape of Light & Prado Museum (Language Options)

Meet your guide and fellow art lovers then set off on a walk through Madrid’s vibrant Landscape of Light, recently acknowledged UNESCO World Heritage Status. The tour begins at the famous Puerta de Alcalá, where the author of El Quijote, Miguel de Cervantes, was born. From here, follow your guide to some of the city’s most iconic artistic locations, including Cibeles Fountain, El Retiro Park, the Royal Botanic Garden, and more. At the end of your guided tour, receive your skip-the-line tickets to the popular Prado Museum. Inside, find your own way through this impressive labyrinth of art which houses masterpieces by Diego Velázquez, Hieronymus Bosch, and Francisco Goya to name but a few. If one museum is simply not enough, upgrade your experience with tickets to the museums of Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza too. Here, find artwork from Picasso, Caravaggio, Juan Gris, and more. By the end of the day, you will have a better understanding and appreciation for Madrid’s art scene and for art itself.

Madrid: Thyssen-Bornemisza & Reina Sofia Private Tour

10. Madrid: Thyssen-Bornemisza & Reina Sofia Private Tour

Explore the Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia Museum, two of some of the most visited museums in the world, both part of an area of Madrid that concentrates the most important collection of paintings in Spain. Admire a gallery of old and modern masters including Italian and Flemish painters of the 14th and 15th centuries, Renaissance works, Dutch Baroque painting, and Italian Vedutism of the 18th century. See impressionist repertoire and various currents of 20th-century modern art such as Cubism, German Expressionism, abstract painting, Pop Art, and figuration of the 1980s. Afterward, walk to the Reina Sofia Museum with your guide, located in the former General Hospital of Madrid, a large neoclassical building of the 18th century by the Italian architect Sabatini. Witness core works by great Spanish artists of the twentieth century, especially Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró. See collections of surrealist art, cubism, and the presence of artists of the New Figuration such as Francis Bacon and Antonio Saura.

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What people are saying about Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,030 reviews

Without this ticket we would have had to waste time for the cashier. The only thing that should be better specified is that children under 18 enter all museums for free

I went in a Saturday and the lines everywhere were so long! Fortunately I bought this pass and went straight to the front, got my tickets and enjoyed my day. Worth it

Excellent guide. Excellent language skills. Very knowledgeable. Picked all the right highlights from the collection.

Pleased with easy access to the various museums. No queues or significant delays. to be repeated

Nice to have booked entrance from home, then you are sure to get in.