Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

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Madrid: Thyssen Museum Guided Tour

1. Madrid: Thyssen Museum Guided Tour

Explore the National Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza on a guided tour. Wander through the collection made up of almost 1000 paintings, spanning the history of art from the 13th right up until the 20th century. Lean from a perfect compendium of the history of painting in Europe. Discover the masterpieces from great artists like Duccio, Van Eyck, Dürer, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Monet, Degas, Morisot, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Kirchner, Mondrian, O'Keeffe, and Hopper. Unveil the details hidden in the paintings with the assistance of an art historian. Besides, marvel at the architecture of Villahermosa palace, where the museum is located. It was built in the 18th century and remodeled in 1805 in the neoclassical style. Enjoy this stroll of eight hundred years span of arts.

Madrid: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Ticket and Guided Tour

2. Madrid: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Ticket and Guided Tour

Enjoy a guided visit to one of Madrid’s most popular attractions, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Explore the museum with your guide and marvel at the extensive collection of paintings. The gallery houses artworks from the 13th to the 20th century, and includes works from every Western art movement during this period. See and learn about works from iconic artists including Rubens, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Cézanne, and more. On the tour, you’ll also discover the impressive history of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Hear about how the collection, which was once private, grew to become so extensive. At the end of your tour, enjoy free time to explore the museum on your own.

Madrid: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Private Tour & Commentary

3. Madrid: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Private Tour & Commentary

The Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, named after its founder, is an art museum located near the Prado Museum on one of city's main boulevards. It is known as part of the "Golden Triangle of Art", which also includes the Prado and the Reina Sofia national galleries. The Thyssen-Bornemisza fills the historical gaps in its counterparts' collections: in the Prado's case this includes Italian primitives and works from the English, Dutch and German schools, Expressionists, and European and American paintings from the 20th century.

Madrid: Thyssen-Bornemisza & Reina Sofia Private Tour

4. Madrid: Thyssen-Bornemisza & Reina Sofia Private Tour

Explore the Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia Museum, two of some of the most visited museums in the world, both part of an area of Madrid that concentrates the most important collection of paintings in Spain. Admire a gallery of old and modern masters including Italian and Flemish painters of the 14th and 15th centuries, Renaissance works, Dutch Baroque painting, and Italian Vedutism of the 18th century. See impressionist repertoire and various currents of 20th-century modern art such as Cubism, German Expressionism, abstract painting, Pop Art, and figuration of the 1980s. Afterward, walk to the Reina Sofia Museum with your guide, located in the former General Hospital of Madrid, a large neoclassical building of the 18th century by the Italian architect Sabatini. Witness core works by great Spanish artists of the twentieth century, especially Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró. See collections of surrealist art, cubism, and the presence of artists of the New Figuration such as Francis Bacon and Antonio Saura.

Madrid: Soccer, Food, and Bernabéu Stadium Walking Tour

5. Madrid: Soccer, Food, and Bernabéu Stadium Walking Tour

Discover the most emblematic locations related to Madrid's soccer culture on this guided walking tour. Afterward, sample local dishes on a food tour then explore the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on a guided tour with entry included. Soccer TourJoin a specialized guide for a tour designed for soccer lovers. Start the route at Puerta del Sol, where you will learn about the square's importance in Madrid's soccer history and gain an overview of its architecture and history. Continue through the Barrio de las Letras and Plaza del Ángel to Plaza de Santa Ana, where you can see the façade of the Teatro Español, an artistic symbol of the capital. Stroll along the central boulevard to see one of the cultural jewels of Madrid, the art triangle with the Prado Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. Continue along the Paseo del Prado to the imposing Plaza de Cibeles with the Madrid City Hall and the Bank of Spain on both sides. Food Tour Enjoy a gastronomic route through Madrid while discovering some of the most iconic places in the capital, such as Puerta del Sol, Barrio de las Letras, and the Prado Museum. Sample two tapas dishes each served with a drink in Casa Larra, one of the capital's most iconic bars, and Bocata de Calamares in Plaza Mayor. Santiago Bernabéu StadiumImmerse yourself in the history and secrets of Real Madrid CF on a guided tour of Santiago Bernabéu Stadium with access to restricted areas and entry tickets included. Start the visit with a panoramic view of the stadium before visiting the museum. Take a unique photo with photomontages of the players for a souvenir of your action-packed day.

Prado, Reina Sofia & Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums Guided Tour

6. Prado, Reina Sofia & Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums Guided Tour

Enjoy the best of the permanent collections at the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza, and Reina Sofía museums in Madrid on a 5-hour guided tour. Start at the Prado Museum and admire paintings by Tiziano, Velázquez, Rubens, Goya, and others. Continue your tour at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, and see works by Impressionists such as Degas, Cezanne, Renoir, Van Gogh, and Gauguin. Take in the Pop Art and Dadaism collections, featuring works by Roy Lichtenstein and others. Finish at the Reina Sofía Museum. Admire Pablo Picasso’s Guernica and works by Salvador Dalí.

Madrid: Reina Sofía Museum Private Tour

7. Madrid: Reina Sofía Museum Private Tour

Explore the Reina Sofía Museum, also known as the Queen Sofía Museum, at your own pace on this dedicated private tour. Admire, and learn first-hand information about Spanish artists' Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró's renowned surreal art from your professional guide. Continue your tour through the museum's historical halls, and find yourself face to face with one of Pablo Picasso's most well-known works, Guernica, considered by art critics as one of the most moving anti-war paintings in history. Finish your tour by immersing yourself in Madrid's so-called Golden Triangle of Art, where the museum sits alongside two other world-famous art galleries, the Prado Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

Madrid Football Walking Tour with Civitas Metropolitano Tour

8. Madrid Football Walking Tour with Civitas Metropolitano Tour

Enjoy this unique experience created by Bstadium. If you are a football lover this plan is perfect for you as it combines the culture, history and football tradition of Madrid with a visit to one of the best stadiums in the world. 1. 'MADRID & FOOTBALL' TOURIST ROUTE Bstadium has exclusively designed an amazing themed tour around Madrid for football lovers. Walk around the most emblematic places and learn about the most surprising stories linked to the main clubs in the capital. Led by a specialised guide who will reveal fascinating anecdotes and stories related to football and sport, get to know Madrid in a totally original way. The route starts at Puerta del Sol, at the foot of the mythical statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree, with an explanation of the square, its symbolism, the Presidency building, the clock, its traditional signage, etc. We will continue through the Barrio de las Letras, Plaza del Ángel to the beautiful Plaza de Santa Ana, where we will come across the façade of the Teatro Español, an artistic symbol of the capital. We will advance along Calle del Príncipe to the Teatro de la Comedia and arrive at the recently refurbished and luxurious Plaza Canalejas. We will then continue on to the Congreso de los Diputados and from there we will reach the Plaza de Neptuno. From there and through the central boulevard we will enjoy part of one of the cultural jewels of Madrid, the art triangle with the Prado Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. We will continue along the Paseo del Prado to the imposing Plaza de Cibeles with the Madrid City Hall and the Bank of Spain on both sides. To end this amazing tour, we will enter Gran Vía to enjoy the most hectic and modern shopping area of Madrid. 2. WANDA METROPOLITANO TOUR Tour the new Atlético de Madrid stadium on a visit that will reveal all the club's secrets and culminate in a visit to the Museum. Get to know the history of your team, all the corners of the stadium, the anecdotes of the day to day and everything you don't know about the team. Territorio Atleti is a place of more than 1,400 m² located in the Wanda Metropolitano, which allows every visitor to enter fully into the world and the red and white culture from our foundation in 1903 to the present day. Buy your Museum + Tour ticket and immerse yourself in the red and white history like never before. IMPORTANT: The booking starts at 10:00 and will end with a visit to the Wanda Metropolitano stadium at 16:00. We are waiting for you!

Madrid: Prado, Reina Sofía, and Thyssen Guided Tour

9. Madrid: Prado, Reina Sofía, and Thyssen Guided Tour

See some of the best of Spanish art on this guided tour of the Prado, Reina Sofía, and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums. Learn about the history of the Prado, the National Museum of Spain, as you admire works by Spanish masters from the 16th to 19th centuries. View some of Spain’s finest 20th-century works of art at the Reina Sofía Museum, including paintings by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. Finish your tour at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the third leg of Madrid’s Golden Triangle of Art. See works by the Italian Primitives, alongside paintings by Impressionists, Expressionists, and other 20th-century European and American movements.

Madrid: Landscape of Light & Prado Museum (Language Options)

10. Madrid: Landscape of Light & Prado Museum (Language Options)

Meet your guide and fellow art lovers then set off on a walk through Madrid’s vibrant Landscape of Light, recently deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour begins at the famous Puerta de Alcalá, where the author of El Quijote, Miguel de Cervantes, was born. From here, follow your guide to some of the city’s most iconic artistic locations, including Cibeles Fountain, El Retiro Park, the Royal Botanic Garden, and more. At the end of your guided tour, receive your skip-the-line tickets to the popular Prado Museum. Inside, find your own way through this impressive labyrinth of art which houses masterpieces by Diego Velázquez, Hieronymus Bosch, and Francisco Goya to name but a few. If one museum is simply not enough, upgrade your experience with tickets to the museums of Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza too. Here, find artwork from Picasso, Caravaggio, Juan Gris, and more. By the end of the day, you will have a better understanding and appreciation for Madrid’s art scene and for art itself.

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What people are saying about Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 31 reviews

our guide was excellent. my husband, sister & I learned quite a bit about the modern artists around the world and very specific details about each of the paintings our group viewed. Loved it! highly recommend!!

Excellent guide. Excellent language skills. Very knowledgeable. Picked all the right highlights from the collection.

Our guide was so enthusiastic and informative, she was a pleasure!