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The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, named for the family from which the collection was bought, is housed in the intimate Villahermosa Palace. The museum has nearly 1,000 works of art, ranging widely in style, from German Expressionism to Russian Constructivism and 19th-century American art. Artists featured include Dürer, Titian, Rembrandt, Renoir, Van Gogh and more.
Most recent visitors enjoyed their time at the museum, especially the way its design leads visitors through a progression of art movements, from the classical periods on. Travelers also commend the museum's cafe. Reviewers offered mixed opinions on which museum was superior – this one or the Prado – but all were impressed that these pieces came from one family.
Admission (to both the permanent and temporary collections) is 12 euros (about $14) for adults and 8 euros (about $9.30) for students. Access to just the permanent collection is free. The museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. on Mondays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Located just west of Retiro Park, you can tour the museum by jumping off at the Banco De España metro stop. For more information, visit the museum's website.
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