The Thyssen Bornemisza museum, a neoclassical mansión formerly known as the Palacio de Villahermosa and renovated by architect Antonio López Aguado, is considered by many critics as one of the most important private art collection museum of the world. The collection was gathered by the Thyssen-Bornemisza family for seven decades and includes works by renowned artists such as Jan van Eyck, Duccio, Luca di Tomme, Bernardo Daddi, Rembrandt and German authors such as Hans Holbein, Hans Albrecht or Altdorfer Burgkmair. The museum is the perfect complement to the Prado and Reina Sofia museums, filling the gap between their historical and artistic collections. The museum was opened in 1992, closing the so-called Golden Triangle of Art along with the other two most famous museums of Madrid: The Prado and Reina Sofia. In 1993 the exhibition intended for the city of Barcelona was inaugurated at the Monastery of Pedralbes.
Address: Paseo del Prado, 8 28014
Area: Las Cortes
Phone:+34 902 76 05 11
Opening times:Mon Closed Tue-Sun 10am-7pm
Author: Cecil Balmond
Area of interest: Architecture, History