Tickets for Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza Madrid

A privately collected paradise for art lovers

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  10:00 - 19:00
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 19:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 19:00
Sunday:  10:00 - 19:00
Monday:  Closed
Tuesday:  10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday:  10:00 - 19:00
Best time to visit
From 15:00 to 17:00
Highlights
  • One of the most extraordinary - and largest - private art collections in the world
  • Part of the 'Golden Triangle of Art', along with the Prado and the Reina Sofia
  • Take an exciting themed audio tour to learn about fashion or jewellery through the ages as you explore!
Exhibitions
Balenciaga and Spanish Painting
Now on - Sep 22, 2019

Come and experience the world through the eyes of Cristóbal Balenciaga, one of the most admired and influential fashion designers of all time. Balenciaga studied the history of art and revived historic garments, reinterpreting them in a strikingly modern manner.

See paintings on loan from private Spanish collections and public museums, including the Museo Nacional del Prado and the museums of Fine Arts of Seville, Valencia and Bilbao. You can also see creations by Balenciaga, some of which have never been exhibited before.

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Description

Make time in Madrid to see a collection of art and then silently thank German-Hungarian industrialist Baron Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon, for making art collecting his hobby. Themed audio tours make this a rare and informative arty treat!

The name may be hard to pronounce, but don't let that stop you from making your way to the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. It's one of the most extraordinary - and largest - private art collections in the world.

Many of the big names are here, sometimes represented by just one painting. Start the top floor and work your way down. Travel through history from medieval art on the second floor through Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Expressionism on the first floor, all the way to Pop Art and avant-garde on the ground floor.

Book a themed audio tour

New, themed audio tours mean you can choose what you learn about as you explore the museum. See the permanent collection with the history of gems and jewelry explained on the Gems Tour, or learn the role fashion has played in aristocracy and royalty with the Fashion Tour.

You can also explore the permanent collection from the perspective of Miguel de Cervantes's masterpiece with The Museum as a Reflection of El Quixote Tour, or enjoy a contemporary reading of concepts like gender, identity, and sexual orientation with the Inclusive Love Tour.

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Ticket
Ticket features
Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
Access to the permanent collection
Access to temporary exhibitions
Instructions

Show your smartphone voucher at the desk marked as 'Acreditación Venta Online y Telefónica', located on your left-hand side as you enter the museum. You'll receive a paper ticket for the permanent collection and the first available timeslot for the temporary exhibition.

Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket
Venue
Address
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
8,Paseo del Prado, 28014, Madrid
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide
Available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean
Additional info

Getting There

  • Metro: Line 2 to Banco de España
  • Bus: Lines 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 14, 15, 20, 27, 34, 37, 41, 51, 52, 53, 74, 146 or 150
  • Train: Any line to Atocha
Insider tip

In summer months the restaurant El Mirador opens on the top floor terrace. It's a great spot for an early evening cocktail!

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Reviews
Jul 11, 2019
Great Service!
Jul 2, 2019
This is a compact museum with a very high quality collection of art.
Jun 30, 2019
Great art museum! We bought our tickets online the morning we needed them and downloaded them to our phones. The entry was timed, and we were able to go in at the time we’d selected. The special Balenciaga exhibit was AMAZING, and the rest of the museum did not disappoint. Very well laid out and well curated, in both Spanish and English.
Jun 19, 2019
Works well.
Jun 18, 2019
Over whelming.. AN ABSOLUTE MUST
Jun 15, 2019
Some of the most beautiful paintings of all times. An outstanding collection of European art
Jun 11, 2019
Wonderful collection and easy to navigate. Will certainly revisit.
Jun 8, 2019
Well laid out. Less exhausting than the Prado. Not so crowded. Well worth a vy
Jun 7, 2019
It is a gem! This is the 3rd time I visit this museum and I will go back again!
May 30, 2019
Absolutely wonderful collection as well as overall venue.

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