As one of the most important museums in Madrid, the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum immerses us in the history of European painting from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. This prestigious place is located within the Villahermosa Palace. Purchased by the Spanish state from the Thyssen-Bornemisza family in 1993, the collection receives more than 1000 works of art bringing together different schools and artistic currents, thus offering a particular richness to the exhibition. You can also find paintings by famous painters such as Van Gogh, Cézanne, Manet, Gauguin, Picasso, Renoir, or Rembrandt. Would you like to have fun at an exhibition? That is possible thanks to the playful activities proposed, such as concerts, workshops, games, competitions, and others, making the visit the most enjoyable.
Who is the Thyssen-Bornemisza family? It was a wealthy family in the German art collector industry, particularly Heinrich Thyssen, who invested heavily when bankruptcies of the 1929 crisis, buying rare paintings.
What are the main schools and artistic movements that can be found in the museum? We can find works from the Italian school (13th-15th centuries), the Flemish school (15th and 16th centuries) and the German school (16th century), but also from the Italian Renaissance, European Baroque, Cubism and Fauvism, German Expressionism and Surrealism.