It is one of the three major art museums of Madrid, Spain – all located close to each other and maybe the one with the most cumbersome name: the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. It is named after the industrials and art collectors Heinrich Thyssen and his son Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon. Thyssen is a name well known in Germany, the addition Bornemisza comes from a marriage with Hungarian nobility.
The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza contains a fraction of the art collection of the Thyssen family. It was opened in 1992 and leads you continuously through time: from early Italian art to modern pop art. In addition there is also a space for temporary exhibitions. If you buy a ticket only you need to select a timeframe for the temporary collection. Be warned: this timeframe might be until the late evening (it closes around 10pm), but the normal collection already closes at 7pm. If you get a very late timeframe for your visit you need to get here twice on the same day.
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Paseo del Prado, 8