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Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Museum Madrid, Spain

Part of the "Golden Triangle of Art" Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (in Spanish, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza), or simply the Thyssen, is an art museum in Madrid, Spain, located near the Prado Museum on one of city's main boulevards. It is known as part of the "Golden Triangle of Art", which also includes the Prado and the Reina Sofia national galleries. The Thyssen-Bornemisza fills the historical gaps in its counterparts' collections: in the Prado's case this includes Italian primitives and works from the English, Dutch and German schools, while in the case of the Reina Sofia it concerns Impressionists, Expressionists, and European and American paintings from the 20th century.

With over 1,600 paintings, it was once the second largest private collection in the world after the British Royal Collection. A competition was held to house the core of the collection in 1987–88 after Baron Thyssen, having tried to enlarge his Museum in Lugano (Villa Favorita), searched for a location in Europe. The museum received 850,500 visitors in 2017.

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    Opening Time
      Monday: 12:00 – 4:00 pm
      Tuesday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
      Wednesday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
      Thursday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
      Friday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
      Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
      Sunday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

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    Location
    Paseo del Prado, 8, 28014 Madrid, Spain

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