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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
Tomorrow
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
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!
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 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 and Spanish
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
May 16, 2018
Ecelent collections, of classic art, and modern art. Excelent current exhibitions. Excelent curating. One of the best museums.
Takes time!!
May 8, 2018
Absolutely wonderful!
May 7, 2018
Easy to use, working great.
Mar 22, 2018
Perfect size for about a day. Lots of modern art; a very interesting private collection. Much easier than the Prado to handle
Mar 17, 2018
It was good not brilliant. Better than Prado where we got all cherubbed out.
The girl checking our emailed tickets took so long, it was almost better not to queue
Jan 5, 2018
Great museum covering 7 centuries of art history. Audio guide is excellent. Planned to spent 2 hours, spent 6 including special exhibit.
Dec 29, 2017
This museum is a treasure trove of masterpieces spanning centuries. The staff and the audio guides are excellent (and offer a variety of information and suggestions from family visit to full tour) and the space is enjoyable. Purchasing our tickets online through Tiqets allowed us to skip the line and zip right in.
Oct 17, 2017
one of the two reservations not recognized
Oct 6, 2017
Very swift entry. Staff honoured the 'best the queue' even when (gently) challenged by other patrons.
Sep 24, 2017
Museum is very interesting, there is excellent collection of paintings. I enjoyed my visit . That was awesome!

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