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“A wonderful and manageable history of art experience”

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza)
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum offers visitors an overview of art from the 13th century to the late 20th century. In the nearly one thousand works on display, visitors can contemplate the major periods and pictorial schools of western art such as the Renaissance, Mannerism, the Baroque, Rococo, Romanticism and the art of the 19th and 20th centuries up to Pop Art. The museum also features works from some movements not represented in state-owned collections, such as Impressionism, Fauvism, German Expressionism and the experimental avant-garde movements of the early 20th century. In addition, it boasts an important collection of 19th-century American painting not found in any other European museum institutions.
Reviewed 30 July 2014

I loved the Thyssen Museum. The tour from the 2nd floor down to the ground is a beautiful history of art from the 1300s to the present day. There are many, many important works of art by artists of time honored places in art history. I was surprised by the amount of dedication to Impressionism which was a delight. The cafe on the patio is a lovely setting and tasty. We split a Caprese Salad and it was very good.

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Loved it. Allow lots of time - there's lots to see.
Be careful you are in the right queue - we joined the first (very long) queue we saw - then found that was for the cafe and in fact we could go straight into the gallery with no queuing at all.
We paid extra for the Pop Art exhibtion - we thought twice about that as we simply aren't used to paying fairly high fees for art exhibitions but were glad we saw it. Made a change to more traditional art.
Nice food in the cafe - either for quick snacks or more substantial lunch.

Thank Joy M
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Absolutely fantastic collection of painting, specially from XV and XVI centuries (Italian, Flamish) and also from impressionism to modern times. Particularly for these last ones, they have at least one or two paintings from each of the bests in their style.
This museum together with El Prado and Reina Sofia will make you enjoy the whole history of painting.
Reserve three to four hours to visit, on Monday from noon until 16:30 the entry is free of charge.

Thank Ercole_Sh
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Thyssen. The museum was easy to tour with an easy to read map for finding the artists for which we were interested, but also who were similar and are new favorites.

This museum is overlooked by tourists - this allows you to have the ability to be close to the paintings without a large crowd to have push through. We found Van Gogh, Picasso, Degas, Hopper, Monet and many more.

The only disappointment was the special exhibit on Pop art. There were a lot of posters advertising the exhibit. But upon arrival, we find out the fee is $11 euros and not covered in the expensive Madrid pass. We were sold on the exhibit and were sad it was so expensive (as it looked small)

Worth the time

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

A fantastic museum and complement to the Prado. Concentrating on more modern art, this museum is a very manageable size. Some true amazing works of art that are not to be missed. Be sure to check with the museum, because there are times where there is no admission fee (I just can't recall off the top of my head).

Thank SharkATL
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