-Museum of Natural Science
Jose Gutierrez Abascal,2. 10 am. to 6 pm., Sundays and Holidays 10 am. to 2.30 pm., Mondays closed.
In the geologic faculty of the University, visits after personal arrangement..
Alfonso XII, 68. Open 10 am. to 7.30 pm., Sundays 10 am. to 2 pm., Mondays and Holidays closed.
Great collection of objects from the 5 continents. Specially interesting are the mummies of Guanches, the aborigins of Canary Islands.
Rios Rosas, 23. Open 9 am. to 2 pm., Saturdays 9.30 am-2.30 pm., Sundays and Holidays closed.
Paseo de las Delicias, 61. Open 9 am. to 7 pm., Sundays 9 am.-2 pm., Mondays closed.
-Museum of Coins and Bank-Notes
Doctor Esquerdo, 36. Open 10 am.-2 pm., Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays closed.
-Museum of the Town
Fuencarral, 78. Open 10 am.-2 pm. and 5 -9 pm., Sundays 10 am. to 2 am., Mondays and Holidays closed.
Arturo Soria, 101. Open Thursdays 6.30 pm. -8 pm. and Sundays 11.30 am-2 pm.
Reyes Católicos, 6
Great collection of objects mainly from South America, among them arts of the Incas.
-Museum of Aviation
Carretera de Extremadura, Km. 10,5. Open 10 am-2 pm., Mondays closed.
-Museum of Navigation
Montalbán, 2. Open 10.30 am-1.30 pm., Mondays closed.
Numerous models of historical ships. Highlights are the rooms dedicated to the discovery of america and the battle of Lepanto.
Mendez Nuñez, 1. Open 10 am-2 pm., Mondays closed.
-Museum of Waxworks
Paseo de Recoletos, 41. Open 1030 a.m-2 pm. and 4 to 9 pm.
-Angel Nieto Museum
Pedro Bosch, s/n. Open 10 am-2 pm. and 5 -8 pm., Saturdays and Sundays 11.30 am-2 pm. and 5.30 -8.30 pm., Mondays closed.
A collection of motor cycles, trophies and personal objects of the 13 times World's Champion.
Plaza Monumental de las Ventas. Patio de Caballos. Open 9.30 am-1.30 pm., Sundays 10 am. to 1 pm., Mondays and Saturdays closed.
Objects of the world of bullfights, exposed in the bullring of Madrid.
Well, on my first couple trips to Madrid I ran out of steam on visiting museums and didn't go to the Thyssen. However, when I visited in the fall of 2004, I finally checked out the Thyssen-Bornesmesza's collection of about 800 paintings including works by Hans Holbein, Van Gogh, Monet and Georgia O'Keeffe. I love this place. Sure, the Prado is deservedly the most well-known museum in the city, but if you'd like to see some major works by less known artists or some minor works by major artists, then this is the place for you.
The newest of Madrid's three major art centers, the "Thyssen" occupies spacious galleries washed in salmon pink and filled with natural light in the late-18th-century Villahermosa Palace. This ambitious collection of 800 paintings traces the history of Western art with examples from every important movement, from the 13th-century Italian Gothic through 20th-century American pop art. The works were gathered from the 1920s to the 1980s by Swiss industrialist Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza and his father. At the urging of his wife, Carmen Cervera (a former Miss Spain), the baron donated the entire collection to Spain in 1993. Critics have described these paintings as the minor works of major artists and the major works of minor artists, but, be that as it may, the collection traces the development of Western humanism as no other in the world.
This museum opened in 1994 in the Villahermosa Palace. The paintings cover from the Renaissance to 20th century and are placed chronologically. You should start at the last floor and go down.
Closed on Mondays. Open 10-19.
Adults 4,80 euros.
Metro Banco de España.
It's a not very big museum but it's lovely. The permanent collection has pictures from all the times. So it's good to see the different times.The temporal exhibitions are always interesting with many masterpieces. The new Carmen Thyssen- Bornemisza is spectacular: in teh new part of teh museum (i saw it last Saturday, after 2 weeks of opening) and i like specially the gallery views adn lanscapes(3 wonderful Canalettos) and the Northamerican painting of 19th C it's very nice. Los Segadores, Picasso is amazing.
General: 6€ (permanent+Carmen Thyssen)
MONDAYS: Close. TUE-SUN: 10.00-19.00
Located in the beautifully restored Palacio de Villahermosa, and diagonal from the Prado, this art collection is unmatched in scope on an intimate scale.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza family amassed the collection from the beginning of the 20th century, through two generations. It was made available to the public through an agreement with the Spanish government in the 1980's, and finally was bequested to the the city in 1993.
The collections ranges from Gothic and Early Renaissance pieces to Italian, Dutch, Flemish paintings on the second floor; 17th through the 20th century pieces ranging from Romanticism to Impressionism and Expressionism on the first floor; and ending with experimental art, American and European Modernism, surrealism, and Pop Art on the ground floor.
You will get a feel for the history of art from the 14th century to the present in this amazing museum.
It has a very good giftshop, with many postcards posters, and gift items. Its museum guide is available in several languages.
Since 1992, the "Palacio de Villahermosa" houses the art collection of baron Thyssen Bornemisza; there you can find all kind of works and styles, from Italian primitives to pop-art, from Rubens to Picasso, from Vermeer to Kandinsky... really amazing.
The picture shows "Revolving house" by Paul Klee.
Desde 1992, el Palacio de Villahermosa aloja la colección de arte del barón Thyssen Bornemisza; allí puedes encontrar toda clase de obras y estilos, desde primitivos italianos a "pop-art", desde Rubens a Picasso, de Vermeer a Kandinsky... realmente impactante.
La foto muestra "Casa giratoria" de Pul Klee.
At the Palacio Villahermosa, inside this 18th century palace there is one of the best ever art collections world-wide
You will find the "Museo Thyssen" on the corner of Paseo del Prado
This is a museum for people like me... I never remember the order or time of art, the works in this museum are set in order to begin from oldest to recent art, so you´ll have a "trip through time" ....
The collection at the Thyssen is a feast for your eyes. When the Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza died, the world was in a bidding war for his art collection. Spain won out (his wife was Spanish) and in 1992 placed the collection in the 18th c. Villahermosa Palace.
The collection features a vast array of Western art from Italian and Flemish Masters to modern Pop Art. Titian, Goya, Van Gogh, Picasso, Hopper, Rubens, Degas, Monet, Manet, Kandinsky, Lichtenstein - they are ALL here! Although each artist is only represented by one or two works (and few are the most famous of the artists') the collection size and scope is impressive.
Visit the gift shop for a wonderful collection of books, prints, funky items, and such. It's well worth it.
I have a print of Kandinsky's that is framed in my office. It is not a typical Kandinsky as it depicts a very colorful landscape of a street scene. The original is in the Thyssen and last time I visited Madrid, I brought back 6 copies of the print for friends who wanted it.
Great private collection. It is ordered chronologically so in your visit you can see may different painting styles and the evolution. You can see the whole museum in a couple of hours.
10:00am-7:00pm Tue.-Sun.; 10:00am-2:30pm Sun.
Closed on mondays. Open 10-19. Adults 4,50 euros, students 2,50 euros, free for children under 12. Metro Banco de España. Buses 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 14, 15, 20, 27, 34, 37, 45, 51, 52, 53, 74, 145 & 150.
This little 'new' (0pen in 1994 in the Villahermosa Palace) museum offers a very complete overview of many artistic periods, from the Renaissance to XX century. The paintings are placed chronologically: start at the last floor and go down.
There are temporary exhibitions that can be seen separately (3 euros). "Titian/Rubens" till January 26th and "Robert and Sonia Delauny" till January 12th.
In the Palacio Villahermosa visitors have the possibility since 1992 to see one of the world’s most important art collection. The famous Swiss family gathered some 775 pieces out of 7 centuries. They are now on display over several storeys and include paintings of Picasso, El Greco or Dalí. I liked the museum very much. The building is wonderful and the collection is excellent.
Thyssen Bornemisza Museum. A museum with a great art collection: Duccio, Giotto, Frans Hals, Max Beckmann, Franceso Guardi...BRAVO! Take record explanation really useful!
Beatiful building and big collection!
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in the Villahermosa Palace (built in the 1700s) was one of the most important private collections of ancient and modern painting known until June 1993, when it was acquired by the Spanish state. The paintings and sculptures of the 19th and 20th centuries are exceptional, encompassing among others Ghirlandaio, El Greco, the Dutch school painters, German expressionists and 20th-century avant-garde artists.