Thyssen Museum online entrance tickets
Why visit Thyssen Museum
The Thyssen Museum is a must visit for art lovers in Madrid. As a result,it gets really busy and online tickets are convenient and easier to use. The collection is impressive and visitors will thank Hungarian baron Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza of Kászon for making his hobby art collection. Thyssen museum has one of the most extraordinary and large private collections of art in the world. While the Prado and Reina Sofia museums expose the depth, Thyssen exposes the breadth. Many great names of artists are here, sometimes, with only one painting. Rather than offering insight into individual artists, Thyssen brings an overview of hundreds of years of success in art; Having all those heavy weights under one roof is something you will not experience anywhere else. The museum was designed by the prestigious Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, who also did the extension of the nearby Prado. Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza’s fifth wife, Carmen Cervera , helped with the interior decoration, for example chose salmon pink for its stucco walls. Moreover, it is thanks to her that the collection resides in Spain.
How to best visit the Thyssen Museum
The best way to see the museum is to start on the top floor and go down. In this way you will be traveling in art history. On the second floor you will find the medieval art. Then, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Expressionism adorn the first floor. Finally avant-garde and pop art on the ground floor complete this rich cultural experience. If you want to take a break or have a snack, the cafeteria and restaurant are nearby. There is also a shop, with art books, museum guides, and postcards. In the summer months the El Mirador restaurant opens the terrace on the upper floor.
Our top 10 paintings to see in the Thyssen Museum
- Sueño causado por el vuelo de una abeja alrededor de una granada un segundo antes del despertar by Salvador Dalí
- Les Vessenots en Auvers by Vincent Van Gogh
- Santa Catalina of Alejandría by Michelangelo Merisi
- San Marco Square by Canaletto
- Potrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni by Ghirlandaio
- The Announcement by El Greco
- Rue St.Honoré, aprés-midi, effet de pluie by Pisarro
- Danseuse basculant by Edgar Degas
- Self-potrait by Rembrandt
- Woman in the bath by Lichtenstein
What you get with the online tickets at Thyssen Museum
The Thyssen-Bornemisza receives about one million visitors a year. This means it can fill up a lot and quickly. As a result, it’s best to go with your online ticket. Save yourself time and hassle with online tickets. It will give you access to permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. You will need to show the purchased ticket on your mobile at the box office marked ‘Acreditación Venta Online y Telefónica‘. This box office is located on the left side of the museum entrance. You will receive your printed ticket for the permanent collection and the first time slot available for the temporary exhibition.
Useful Information to keep in mind for the Thyssen Musem visit
- You can not access the exhibits with large bags or suitcases, but there is a luggage locker available.
- The museum has wheelchair access
- There is Wifi connection
- Opening Hours Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Last entry is one hour before closing. Best time to visit is from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m