- 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!
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.
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.
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.
- Access to the permanent collection
- Access to temporary exhibitions
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.
Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.
- 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
In summer months the restaurant El Mirador opens on the top floor terrace. It's a great spot for an early evening cocktail!
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.