The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum offers a comprehensive look at the history of European painting from its beginnings in the thirteenth century until the last decades of the twentieth century. Through a chronological journey, visitors can follow the movements and streams of the painting, starting from the early Italians until late Surrealism and the development of the Pop sensibility in the Sixties. Since June 2004 the Museum has been enriched with new rooms, the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza, exceptionally completing some of the most outstanding chapters in the permanent collection, such as the Netherlands in the seventeenth century, landscape painting , impressionism, early twentieth century avant-garde, most notably, the Fauvism and German Expressionism.
If you select the 2pm slot this allows you to enter at any time during the afternoon. Please remember that the Permanent Collection closes at 7pm.
The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza offer visitors a guide to the most important masterpieces both in the Museum’s Permanent Collection and in the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, on loan since 2004. Written by the Museum’s conservation staff, the guide combines scientific rigour with a concise, straightforward style much appreciated by lovers of Art History in general and painting in particular.
It is available in Spanish, English, French, German and Italian.