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Madrid Thyssen Museum Guided Tour

Tour Description

Join our Art Expert Guide on our Madrid Thyssen Museum Guided Tour who will provide a chronological history of painting from different periods starting with Gothic to Renaissance, Baroque all the way to Impressionism and Pop Art.

Your tour will be complete with a visit to the city center following the museum discovering some of the more historic points of interest. This tour offers a great mix of culture with history and fulfills everyone´s wish list from those who are interested in the fantastic works of classic art to those who like to walk and see the history and hear the legends and stories.  Our dynamic guide will make the tour come alive and give you an appreciation for this beautiful city.

The Thyssen Bornemisza guided tour includes:

  • Private Guide 
  • Early European Master Painters
  • 18th and 19th Century North American Paintings
  • Ticket entrance reservation to the Thyssen museum when needed. Cost not included will depend on ages and number of people.
    • Best Chronological painting collection featuring works by the World Masters from the Gothic period to the 20th century
    • Pass through some of the most beautiful plazas in Madrid including Santa Ana, Plaza Mayor 
    • Stroll through the famous quarter of Barrio de las letras filled with legends of the Prominent writers and playwrites of Spain.

      Meeting Point - Meet at the information counter inside the Thyssen museum lobby.

      • Tour the museum masterpieces
      • Walk Barrio de las Letras "Literary quarter"
      • Carrera San Jeronimo
      • Puerta del Sol
      • Plaza Mayor
      • San Miguel Market
      • Plaza de Oriente in front of Royal Palace
      This is a summarized itinerary. Some places may be added or changed based on time, plus we like to keep some surprise element to our tours. Please inquire if you would like to change one museum for something we already have on the tour. For example visiting the Reina Sofia instead of the Thyssen. Please be aware for this museum, reservations in advance are required and subject to inability to obtain tickets with short notice.

      This is a summarized itinerary. Some places may be added based on time, plus we like to keep some surprise element to our tours.

      Duration: 4h
      Start:  10:00am
      Start point: Information desk inside the main entrance of Thyssen museum
      If your hotel is nearby and you prefer to be picked up, let us know when you book the tour. Tour start time is subject to available tickets for entry.

      *Weekend or holidays: This tour carries a surcharge of $35 on Weekends or Spanish holidays as the local guides charge more at this time. 

      Note for large groups, we need to make an advanced reservation and entrance may be subject to change or different hour.

      Optional for this tour:
      We can combine this tour with the Palace or Reina Sofia museum. 

      Other information
      We will contact you after an order is placed to check everything is correct and to continue the process. Remember we can make manual changes to your order later on. Please refer to our terms and conditions for cancellation policies. If you are unclear on how to book, please contact us via phone or email. Thank you

      For those art lovers as well as history buffs, this comprehensive tour includes both the Thyssen museum and and a walking tour in the historic city center. This tour offers a great opportunity to enjoy the luxury of a private guide  who has studied extensively the history, art and architecture and can give you tremendous insight. This provides a great introduction to the city and will help give more of an appreciation of the wonderful things there are to do and see. 

      Considered one of the most important private collections next to the Prado, The Thyssen Bornemisza museum has a lot to offer whether you are the sophisticated art lover or someone who would like better exposure to some of the greatest masters in art history.  Once the second largest private collection in the world after the Bristish Royal Collection.  It was started in the 1920´s as a private collection by Heinrich Baron Thyssen Bornemisza and continued on with his heirs.  It´s highlights focus on early European painting of Trecento and quattrocento, early Flemish and Dutch as well as Rennaissance, Baroque and Rococo paintings.

      Another interesting aspect that many people are unaware about the Thyssen is the wonderful display of 18th and 19th Century North American Paintings including those of John Sargent.

      Following the Thyssen, you will begin your walk that will be more concentrated on the historic neighbourhoods of Madrid, including the Austrias, Plaza de la Villa (oldest Plaza in Madrid), old markets (filled with a wonderful array of Spanish culinary specialties), Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol. Your guide will not only be giving historic explanation, but he/she will point out other monuments worth going back for a visit as well as restaurants and cafes that may be of interest for a menu of the day.

      Price per Group
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      Group Size:
      $365.00

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