The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Spain, Madrid

The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Spain, Madrid

  • Country: Spain
  • City: Madrid
  • Address: Paseo Prado, 8, 28014

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is on the Avenue of the Arts in Madrid (a Spanish Museum, the Prado Museum and Reina Sofia Museum). This alley is very popular among tourists, because there are really beautiful.

This Museum contains paintings of artists who glorified all over the world (Gauguin, Caravaggio, van Gogh, dürer, etc.).

   The history of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is very confusing. In 1993, the Spanish government bought the collection of paintings from Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza. His father also loved art and, therefore, was a collector of paintings. Therefore, we can say that this is the age of this collection of more than 100 years. It was 525 pictures, but after the death of Henry (father of Hans), all property distributed among relatives, and the paintings are dispersed to different cities and even countries. After some time Hans bought all the paintings, thereby reviving a collection of father.


Hans kept the paintings in Lugano (Switzerland), but this place was not enough, and after searching for new premises, the government of Spain and made him an offer that was hard to refuse, given the location in the city center (near the Prado Museum). But as usual, no women can not do any one transaction. Wife of Hans Carmen Servers (winner of the title “Miss Spain”) helped make the decision husband.

Halls in the Museum very much. All paintings are arranged in chronological order, starting from the 13th century to modern art.

Still family Bornemisza buys paintings to the Museum in memory of his relatives, who began to assemble this collection. All their paintings are exhibited in the halls. In 2004 designated for the exhibition was not enough, and it was decided to expand the area of the Museum.

The new Museum building is gorgeous. It brings together the construction of the old and new model. It turned out very interestingly. Now for visitors provided with a terrace with a beautiful view on the Museum’s Plaza. Also at the Museum has a restaurant, hosts a variety of concerts and performances.