A place travelers can visit Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
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Thyssen - a name that's all about steel. Friedrich, the second son of the founding father of the Ruhr empire, August Thyssen, didn't want anything to do with steel. He married a Hungarian baroness called Bornemisza and collected art. Their son Hans-Heinrich (1921-2002) became a Swiss citizen and continued to collect, preferring German Expressionists. At the time of his death, he owned around 1500 pieces, which provided almost encyclopaedic coverage of European and North American art history. The central part of this collection, around 800 paintings, has been on display at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid at the Palacio Villahermosa (18th century) since 1992. A further 220 paintings were put on show in 2004 in a modern annexe built on to the palace. A chronological tour through the works, which range from the 13th to the 20th century, begins on the second and ends on the ground floor.
Visiting the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Daily 10am - 7pm
Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España
An addition to the treasures housed at Prado with old Italian and Flemish masters and more modern artists such as German expressionist painters.