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Immerse yourself in art history at the Thyssen-Bornemisza


From Italian primitives to pop art, the breadth of artistic movements and trends represented in this collection is astounding.

With a rich collection of over 1,600 works, the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum covers a period from the 13th century to the 20th century. Rather than being exhaustive, the institution, which is just around the corner from the Prado, celebrates several major art movements: the Renaissance, with paintings by Titian, Caravaggio, and the Baroque period, and Rococo and Pop Art.

Usually neglected by Madrid's public museums, Impressionism, Fauvism, and German Expressionism are also present. The fruit of the expert taste of two generations of Thyssens, it is thanks to Baron Hans Heinrich von Thyssen-Bornemisza that the collection includes 20th century works, like those of Degas, Mondrian, Picasso, and Léger.

The Baron sold part of the collection of his residence in Lugano to the Spanish State in 1992, for a mere $400 million. Be sure to arrive early: the museum is even more popular than the Prado.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Paseo del Prado, 8
28014 Madrid

+34 902 760 511

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