The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza is situated along the Golden Triangle of Art, just a stone’s throw away from Museo del Prado and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. If you have a museum-hopping plan when on a Madrid tour, this triangle a must-visit place. Thyssen Museum was found in the same year as Reina Sofía Museum, yet both have a formidable presence amidst one of the oldest existing museums in the world.
From its humble beginnings in 1992, with the Thyssen family’s artwork collection, Thyssen Museum has come a long way to being on one of the finest, thanks in large part to its founder, Hans Heinrich Thyssen Bornemisza. The private collection of the museum in Madrid traces back to the 13th Century, the Medieval Period, and also includes artworks from the late 20th Century.
It chronicles several European art movements or styles, including impressionism, Baroque, and Renaissance, and pop art. You can find the works of Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Salvador Dalí, El Greco, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Paul Gauguin, and several other masterful Dutch and Flemish artists in the Thyssen museum.
If you are planning a visit, it is recommended to start with artworks from the 13th Century on the second floor, and then follow the floors that exhibit works of art chromatically. Since covering all exhibit floors of Thyssen can be a time-consuming task, it is best to find a museum map to choose the floor featuring the artists or styles you are most interested in seeing at one-go. You can find a floor map at the museum entrance, which will help you to choose only the highlights featured in the permanent collections.
The first floor of the Thyssen Bornemisza museum has artworks from some of the European impressionist painters including Renoir, and Claude Monet, and post-impressionist masters Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin. In the ground floor, you can get immersed in a world of 20th Century artworks, which trace styles surrealism, expressionism, and pop art.
Even works of artists such as Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall find a place in the ground floor of Thyssen Museum, a must-visit place when on a Madrid city tour. Of course, you need to get a ticket for a coveted entry to the museum, or you can find a combination ticket to get accesses to the Paseo del Arte in Madrid.