Paseo del Prado/Paseo de Recoletos
Regarded by critics as the missing link between other Spanish art collections, the Thyssen’s pieces, purchased by the Spanish state from a private collector in 1992, represent a tremendous breadth of European painters from the 14th to 21st centuries. Temporary exhibitions are frequently conducted in conjunction with the Fundación Caja Madrid (Plaza San Martín, 1; 011-34-91-379-20-50; www.fundacioncajamadrid.es), opposite the Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, where all exhibitions are free.
The audio guide giving an overview of 20th-century art is worth its 4-euro (about $5) price tag.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Handicapped Accessible
- Monday - Closed
- Self-Guided Tours