Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

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The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza), one of Madrid's greatest and most complete art collections, is a genuine haven for those who appreciate fine art. The museum's proximity to two top regional museums gives visitors an even more memorable experience. Madrid's 'Golden Triangle of Art' is a great place to spend a full day and is sure to impress.

The museum, founded in 1992, has made a name for itself as one of the Spanish capital's must-see attractions thanks to its extensive permanent collection, commitment to captivating temporary exhibitions, special deals and activities for young art enthusiasts, and amazing spots for a drink or meal.

Things to do at the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum:

  • Delve into how the palace came into existence: 

Formerly an aristocratic palace, the Museo Nacional Thyssen - Bornemisza is situated between the avant-garde pieces at the Reina Sofia and the classic Spanish art at the Prado. The museum was founded thanks to Baron Hans Heinrich von Thyssen - Bornemisza (1921–2002). He spent his whole life building one of the most prestigious private collections in the world, carrying on his father's lifelong commitment to collecting art.

  • The museum has the second-largest private collection in the world, just behind the British Royal Collection: 

The Thyssen - Bornemisza Museum provides a wonderful opportunity to delve further into art history, complementing Prado's focus on European artworks from the 12th century to the early 20th century and the Reina Sofa's exceptional collection of 20th-century Spanish art by artists like Dal, Picasso, and Miró. The collection includes pieces from eight different centuries, allowing visitors to follow the development of European art. Some works are from the Middle Ages, while others are from the 20th century. Some American paintings from the 19th century are included, along with some intriguing pop art from the present. 

  • For its innovative exhibits: 

The Museo Nacional Thyssen - Bornemisza has always balanced its permanent collection with a full schedule of exceptional temporary exhibitions as it is the premier league art center. The museum offers kid-friendly guided tours and frequently hosts several workshops, and the temporary exhibits are well known for their fascinating collection.

  • For its characteristics that cater to families: 

You're sure to discover something to pique the attention and amuse youngsters of all ages with various works and artists at the museum. Why not join up for one of the planned family activities throughout the year if you and your kids prefer a more regulated experience? For instance, 'Family Thyssen' is a weekend English-language guided trip geared toward kids between the ages of 7 and 12, introducing them to art through a virtual tour of several cities worldwide. Weekend events include 'Family workshops,' which offer possibilities for various age groups (3 to 6 years and 7 to 12 years). Last but not least, what kid doesn't adore a museum gift shop? And both parents and children will enjoy perusing the fantastic assortment of goods at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. You're sure to discover the perfect souvenir to remind your kids of their vacation to Madrid and the museum, from shawls and blankets to jigsaw puzzles, memory games, pencil sets, and T-shirts.

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Address of Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Paseo Prado 8, 28014 Madrid Spain

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