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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

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  • Villahermosa Palace, site of the museum © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

    Villahermosa Palace, site of the museum © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

  • Villahermosa Palace, site of the museum © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

    Villahermosa Palace, site of the museum © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

  • Room in the museum © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

    Room in the museum © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

  • Giovanni Bellini. 'Nunc dimittis'. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum © Turespaña

    Giovanni Bellini. 'Nunc dimittis'. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum © Turespaña

  • Paul Gauguin. 'Mata Mua' ('Once upon a time'), 1892 © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

    Paul Gauguin. 'Mata Mua' ('Once upon a time'), 1892 © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza



Fine Arts


Paseo del Prado 8
28014 Madrid

Telephone+34 902760511


Temporary exhibitions

Tradition and history of a legacy.

One of the best private collections of paintings in the world.

For several generations, the family collected a large number of works that today are exhibited in this museum. The architect Rafael Moneo remodelled and renovated the Villahermosa Palace, a building from the early 19th century, for this very purpose. It is said that this museum is the perfect complement to the Prado and Reina Sofía museums, because it bridges the gaps in their respective collections. There are splendid works, dating from the 14th century up to the masterly pop art of the 20th century. This is a wonderful place for a journey through the different "Isms" of art, starting with Impressionism. A new building with 18 rooms, which houses the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, has recently been added to the museum. Two of these rooms are used for temporary exhibits.

Essential works

Temporary exhibitions

  • Detail of the painting by Equipo Crónica. 'La salita', 1970. Acrylic on canvas. 200 x 200 cm.

    Exhibition: Pop Art Myths

    This summer has a 'Pop Art' flavour in the Thyssen Museum in de Madrid thanks to an exhibition on this movement featuring famous works by Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein and Hockney.

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  • Lawrence Alma-Tadema. The roses of Heliogabalus, 1888. Oil on canvas, 132.7 x 214.4 cm

    Exhibition: Alma-Tadema and Victorian painting in the Pérez Simón Collection

     The Thyssen Museum in Madrid gives us the chance to see a selection of works by the most emblematic of 19th-century English painters.

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  • Left: Alberto Giacometti. Portrait of a woman (Rita) (?). 1965. Oil on canvas. 86 x 65 cm. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum // Right: Frans Hals (attributed). Fishermen playing the violin, ca. 1630. Oil on canvas. 86.4 x 70 cm. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

    Exhibition: Exchanging gazes 9. Finished/Unfinished

    The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid takes a new look at its collection with the programme of exhibitions entitled 'Exchanging gazes'. On this occasion it does so by exploring the concept of the 'unfinished' in painting.

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  • William Merritt Chase The Kimono c. 1895 Oil on canvas. 89.5 x 115 cm. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid

    Exhibition: American Impressionism

    The exhibition is the first chance to see in Spain an anthology dedicated to the North American Impressionism movement.

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  • Raoul Dufy. The little palm, 1905. Oil on canvas. 91 x 79 cm. © Colección Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza en depósito en el Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

    Exhibition: Raoul Dufy. Exterior to interior

    The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum revisits the work of the artist Raoul Dufy through this exhibition focusing on his more introspective, reflexive and personal side.

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  • Partial view of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Exhibition Zurbarán: A New Perspective

    In summer 2015, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum will be offering an exhibition on the Extremadura artist Francisco de Zurbarán.

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Come and visit


Tuesday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM


12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Closed: Mondays, 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.


General: €10

Reduced: €7


Free admission

Discount (only at ticket office with proof): over-65s, pensioners, students, Youth Card holders, disabled persons, large families and Fine Art teachers.

Free admission: under-12s, unemployed persons (with ID).

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