Details

For:
General public
Time:

Saturday:
From 12:00 to 13:00
From 13:00 to 14:00

Sundays:
From 17:30 to 18:30

Duration: One hour

Place:
Museum rooms
Price:

€9 additional fee over the ticket price

Activity in Spanish for people aged 12 and above

Through our guided tours on weekends and public holidays  you can learn in detail about the life and work of the artists, their influences and motivations, and why they became icons of art.

A tailor-made tour that takes you through the highlights of Western painting from the 13th to the 20th century. To enjoy this special tour, all you have to do is book at the ticket office or online for a supplement of €9.

Gastronomy
12:00 and 17:30
20, 21, 27 and 28 January
Masterpieces
12:00 and 17:30
4, 5, 11 and 12 February
Fashion
12:00 and 17:30
25 and 26 February
The whispers of the Bing Bang
13:00
4 and 18 February, 4 and 18 March
Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni. Retrato de Giovanna Tornabuoni, 1489-1490

Guided tour of the Masterpieces of the museum

Wandering around our museum’s permanent collection is a unique experience by itself...but, what if we told you that you can complement it now with the company of an expert guide ? Every Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays, you have the opportunity to explore, along with one of our experts, the greatest masters’ canvases, with an exclusive tour that let you discover all the secrets, anecdotes and curiosities of some of the most iconic paintings in the History of Art.

In order to take part in these special tours, you only need to purchase your general admission ticket at our ticket office or via our website and pay an additional fee of €9.

Times: Saturdays: From 12.00 to 13.00 Sundays:  From 17.30 to 18.30
Date: From January to December 2023
Price: €9 additional fee over the ticket price
Tickets info: Activity in Spanish for people aged 12 and above
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Big Bang

The whispers of the Big Bang (A walk throug the Thyssen and the origin of the universe)

What if you could see some of the most representative paintings of the museum in a completely original and unique way? The whispers of the Big Bang is an activity that combines art and science by proposing, with a guided tour, to explain the current vision of science about the origin of the universe through some of the most significant 20th century plastic works of the Thyssen collections. This is a different way to visit the museum.

During this guided tour we learn about the Big Bang theory, understanding its main features and the most important moments of the evolution of the cosmos history. We talk about the first instants of the universe and the creation of atoms, about the cosmic microwave background, the formation of galaxies or dark matter. And we do it all in a unique setting, with works by Mondrian, Magritte or Klee, which help us to establish a fascinating association of ideas. A science talk in an extraordinary place. This activity is a collaboration between the museum and La Academia Arte y Ciencia.

The visit is guided (in spanish)  by Miguel Peiró, PhD in Particle Physics and Cosmology, and head of La Academia Arte y Ciencia.
In order to take part in these special tours, you only need to purchase your general admission ticket at our ticket office or via our website and pay an additional fee of €9.

 

Times: Saturdays: From 13.00 to 14.00  
Date: 4 and 18 February, 4 and 18 March
Price: €9 additional fee over the ticket price
Tickets info: Activity in Spanish for people aged 12 and above
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Portrait of David Lyon. Retrato de David Lyon, c. 1825

Fashion guided tour

Enjoy a Haute Couture experience at the Thyssen, we have designed a fabulous way to explore our collection via a catwalk featuring the most fashionable masterpieces in the history of art. The most elegant designs, the trendiest colours and the most exclusive fabrics...fashion history at the Thyssen.


In order to take part in these special tours  you only need to purchase your general admission ticket at our ticket office or via our website and pay an additional fee of €9.

 

 

Times: Saturdays: From 12.00 to 13.00 Sundays:  From 17.30 to 18.30
Date: 18, 19, 25 and 25 February
Price: €9 additional fee over the ticket price
Tickets info: Activity in Spanish for people aged 12 and above
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Still Life with Fruit Pie and various Objects. Bodegón con pastel de frutas y diversos objetos, 1634

Gastronomy guided tour

Establishing a link between art and cuisine, this tour proposes a visit to the collection that focuses on food not only as a source of sustenance but also as a manifestation of wealth, a social ritual and a convivial pleasure that brings all the senses into play.

The tour begins with the work by Kessel which depicts the Gastronomy confluence of the Paseo del Prado and the Carrera de San Jerónimo, where the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum now stands, as it did during the reign of Charles II. The painting depicts water carriers and a churrera. The exhibition goes on to propose the contemplation of works in which food, nourishment, taste and eating take on a special role. Religious themes such as the Last Supper, Adam and Eve and Esau selling his first-born daughter are particularly relevant. To these should be added allegorical or mythological depictions that allude to the sense of taste or genre paintings in the Dutch and French tradition. In these works, food occupies a prominent place and contributes a symbolic charge to the work. The gastronomic theme reached the second half of the 20th century with Estes’s hyperrealist depiction of the New York fast-food chain Nedik’s.

In order to take part in these special tours  you only need to purchase your general admission ticket at our ticket office or via our website and pay an additional fee of €9.

 

Times: From 12.00 to 13.00 and from 17.30 to 18.30
Date: 20, 21, 27 and 28 February
Price: €9 additional fee over the ticket price
Tickets info: Activity in Spanish for people aged 12 and above
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