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“spectacular art, all under glass”

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza)
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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.
Bakersfield, California
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“spectacular art, all under glass”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

There is some amazing art here from a few different eras and styles. It is small and easy to walk around in a few hours. We went WITH A SIX YEAR OLD BOY, and he had fun as it is a fairly open gallery.
My only real complaint is that almost every painting is under glass. Taking photos of art under glass is tough. Plus, the glass wreaks havoc on the view of the texture of each painting. I understand completely why they do it--and yes, I felt better every time my 6 year old boy got too close. Still, seeing the art without the glass is clearly better.

Visited July 2014
Thank Brett S
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

What a fabulous collection of artwork that spans centuries .... literally. The outdoor cafe is lovely as well. Highly recommend this museum.

Visited July 2014
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“Many favorites out on loan”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

The museum has a lot to offer, a great variety of art through the ages. However, many of the paintings on my list to view were out on loan to other museums. However, two fabulous pieces were there for my total enjoyment: Adlbrecht Durer's "Jesus among the Doctors" and Rembrandt's "Self-Portrait Wearing a Hat and Two Chains."

Visited July 2014
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“Variety and Quality”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We went here because of a review that we saw in our SPAIN travel book. Although not as large as the Prado it is still a large collection of a wide variety of artists, not just Spanish artists either. We really enjoyed our visit and one of the good things is that you can take photos, which is not often found in Spain.

Visited July 2014
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“A wonderful and manageable history of art experience”
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.

Visited July 2014
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