Project Description

Art History Lesson: Thyssen Museum

A must see for art lovers. Considered one the greatest private collection in the world, owned by Baron Thyssen, it was sold to Spanish State in 1993.


All the artistic movements of Western art from the 13th to 20th centuries are included in the collection and it is the perfect complement to Prado Museum, since its modern masters are outstanding.

Do you want to book this tour?

Our Art specialist guides offer 2 options:

For art lovers a general Western Art History tour: most of schools are represented as we stroll from 2nd floor to basement. From Italian Trecento and Quattrocento to Early Flemish, to Renaissance and Baroque masters from Italy, Nederland’s, Spain and other artistic centers

Standing out are the modern masters of Impressionism and Expressionism like Manet, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Van Gogh, Kirchner or Grosz but also Avant-gardes from Picasso, Dali and  F. Bacon to Klee, Hopper or Pollock.

We can also offer a more specific tour, focusing for example in the marvelous collection of Flemish art, French Impressionism or German Expressionism just to give you some ideas of customized tours.

The easy display of the museum in 4 floors take us in a chronological order from prehistorical times to modern times.

We like to focus in what makes this museum and Iberian Peninsula an outstanding and world famous heritage: the Mediterranean cultures, the Roman world and the Muslim period of Al-Andalus during the middle Ages. Kids certainly will love the Egyptian section.

We encourage families with kids to take the tour with us. We use the museum collection to create a very entertaining and not tiring at all history lesson of our world.


Price for this tour:

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Upcoming dates for this tour:

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Meeting point:

  • Main gate entrance.

Tour duration:

  • 90 Minutes.

  • Comments: We could extend the visit if you wish. But in our opinion after 2 hours, even art lovers need a break at the Thyseen new terrace bar..and we can always continue later on.

Tour hours:

  • Day tour.


  • Not included. Tour on foot

What´s Included:

  • Guiding Services at your disposal by an official guide. Pre booking as a group(over 7 people ) is compulsory.

    This is an exclusive tour for you and your party members. Maximum 20 people in total are allowed by the museum as a group.

What´s extra:

  • Entrance fees to the museum,7,6 euro per person.

    Lunch or any extra not mentioned in what is included.

    Radio guides-compulsory- also not included 1 euro per person.

Booking and payment:

  • For Booking:  Fill out the form below and you will receive an email from our team with the booking confirmation

  • For Payment: 

    Pay full payment on line or a pre payment of 30% online to secure the booking and the rest of the amount is paid in cash on the same day of the tour directly to our guides.

    *Remember all tours are private and customized for you and your party.

Cancellation Policy:

  • It can be cancelled with a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the tour is scheduled to start.

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