The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid) 08

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is part of the “Golden Triangle of Art”, which also includes the Prado and the Reina Sofia national galleries. The Thyssen-Bornemisza collection with over 1,600 paintings includes work from the Italian, English, Dutch and German schools, plus 20th century European and American paintings.

Among the many masterpieces in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum the following are highlights in the “Joy of Museums”:

To help you better appreciate the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the following guides will be helpful:


Essential Facts:

  • Name:              Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • Spanish:          Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
  • City:                  Madrid
  • Established:   1992
  • Type:                Art Museum
  • Location:        Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid, Spain


The habit doesn’t make the monk. – El hábito no hace al monje. “
Spanish Proverb



Photo Credit: 1) Luis García [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons