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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
Monday:  Closed
Tuesday:  10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday:  10:00 - 19:00
Thursday:  10:00 - 19:00
Friday:  10:00 - 19:00
Saturday:  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
Balthus
Now on - May 26, 2019 (ends in 7 days)

Considered one of the great masters of 20th-century art, Balthus is widely regarded as one of the most unique painters of his time. His diverse, ambiguous work ran completely counter to the rise of the avant-garde. Witness paintings from every period of Balthus's career, from the 1920s onwards, at this temporary exhibition.

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Amar Kanwar
Now on - May 19, 2019 (ends today)

Witness two installations by the Indian artist and filmmaker Amar Kanwar. The Sovereign Forest is an ongoing project that started in 2011 and comprises an archive of films, books, photographs and documents, all on the theme of the social and environmental impact of mining in Odisha, in eastern India.

The second, The Lightning Testimonies, is a multi-channel installation that reproduces recollections of sexual violence and kidnapping endured by members of India's different cultures.

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Balenciaga and Spanish Painting
Jun 18, 2019 - 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.

Cancellation

Cancellations 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!

Ryan
Senior Copywriter
Reviews
Mar 26, 2019
Quick, easy, reliable.
Mar 6, 2019
Thyssen is a wonderful museum amazing exhibits I didn't give it the time it deserves
Mar 4, 2019
Very enjoyable visit, the museum has so much to offer, walked right in with the ticket and didn’t have to stand in line!
Jan 26, 2019
Lsecond floor...the best!
Sep 8, 2018
Well set out. Great to see the collection
Jul 24, 2018
Very organized.
Jun 20, 2018
Very simple to book & access this absolutely magnificent art collection.
May 30, 2018
It was quite easy to view the art in this museum.
The exhibit rooms were not crowded and it was possible to view and study each piece of art for at least a few minutes.
A very pleasant and enjoyable experience.
May 29, 2018
Love love love the museum. Using tiqets is great and saves you from the long lines but at the Thyssen you have to redeem your online ticket for a regular ticket, which is another line.
May 16, 2018
Ecelent collections, of classic art, and modern art. Excelent current exhibitions. Excelent curating. One of the best museums.
Takes time!!

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