Thyssen Bornemisza Museum

A journey into art from the 14th to the 19th century in the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum


thyssen bornemisza museumAs a completion of the other Madrid big museums, the Prado and the Reina Sofia, the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum is located in the so-called “triangle of art” of Madrid, right in Neptuno Square. In our opinion, after the Prado, the Thyssen is the richest and most easily accessible museum, so don’t leave Madrid without seeing it.

Indeed, the Thyssen Bornemisza collection houses almost 1000 works of art from the very rich collection of the family of the German steel magnate Thyssen Bornemisza purchased in 1993 by the Spanish state and located in the splendid setting of Villahermosa Palace, a masterpiece of neoclassical architecture realized for the Duke of Villahermosa by the architect Antonio López Aguado.

Through the acquisition of the Thyssen Bornemisza collection, the city of Madrid completed the artistic repertoire already preserved in the Prado Museum and the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia with works ranging from the 14th to the 19th century.

The layout of the collection in chronological order makes the visit of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum very easy and enjoyable: you go from Duccio di Buoninsegna to Jan van Eyck and Brueghel, through Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, up to the avant-garde with works by Picasso, the Fauves, the Die Brucke, Kandinskji, Pollock, Pop Art, Lucien Freud… just to name a few of the authors whose works are exhibited on the walls of the museum.

This chronological arrangement of the works make it very easy to visit and appreciate the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum: if you are an art lover of the 1900s, we recommend that you start your visit from the top floor and then continue down to the ground floor.

The collection is huge and incredibly rich and it deserves at least two hours to be seen in its entirety: so if you have little time and want to be sure not to miss any masterpiece in the collection, we recommend that you book a guided tour by clicking HERE

Instead, if you want to buy the ticket in advance and skip the queue, click HERE




Paseo del Prado 8, Madrid.


Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm

Monday from 12 am to 4 pm


Entrance fees

Whole ticket: 12 E

Reduced ticket: 8 E


Book HERE your entrance in order to skip the queue


Free entrance:

Monday from 12 am to 4 pm

Free entrance everyday with Madrid Card


How to get to the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Underground: Banco de España, line 2

Bus: 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 14, 15, 20, 27, 34, 37, 41, 51, 52, 53, 74, 146, 150.