The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is a modern museum which does not count on as many years of existence as most others Spanish museums but is one of the most amazing ones. The Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza exhibits a very unique collection of art work pieces which is actually said to be among the most interesting ones of the entire world.

Most of the art work pieces exhibited in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum belong to Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza who is recognized to be one of the major art collectors of the world. Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza’s art collection is considered the second greatest of its kind in the world, only preceded by the art collection owned by the British Monarchy. Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, married with a Spanish woman, provided the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza with a large amount of paintings from his collection, turning it this way into one of the most interesting museums in Spain.

The paintings exhibited in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza are organized according to the time they were created rather than according to the artist name, in such a way that they allow visitors to have a good idea of how different artists would express themselves in each époque. This way, there are paintings from several different amazing artists mixed together in one same room and organized in such a way that visitors could almost travel through history by observing them.

The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza exhibits art work pieces which date from as long ago as the Renaissance and the Baroque époques. This way, visitors who approach this museum would have the chance to observe a collection of paintings created during the XV century and which might follow such pure style from the Renaissance that would be very difficult to find in other museums.

There are so many amazing art works exhibited in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza that it would take many hours observing them, and therefore it is recommendable to count on a few spare hours at the time of visiting it. Among the great amount of interesting art work pieces visitors could meet in this museum there is, for example, the Portrait of Giovanna Tomabuoni created by Ghirlandaio, the Annunciation by El Greco, the Portrayal of Saint Catherine by Caravaggio, and many other art work pieces created by artists such as Bonnard, Monet, or Van Gogh.

Street View of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid