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National Museum of Decorative Arts

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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

National Museum of Decorative Arts and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum are both rated highly by expert reviewers. On balance, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is the choice of most writers compared to National Museum of Decorative Arts. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is ranked #1 in Madrid with endorsements from 10 sources such as Fodor's, Lonely Planet and Travel + Leisure.

National Museum of Decorative Arts and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum are both rated highly by expert reviewers. On balance, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is the choice of most writers compared to National Museum of Decorative Arts. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is ranked #1 in Madrid with endorsements from 10 sources such as Fodor's, Lonely Planet and Travel + Leisure.

tripexpert score
82
#10 in Madrid
location

Calle de Montalban, 12, Madrid

endorsements
  • 6 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    This palatial building showcases 60,000 textiles, pieces of furniture—including some installed in reconstructed period rooms—jewelry, ceramics, glass, crystal, and metalwork items. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    In 62 rooms spread over several floors, this museum, near the Plaza de la Cibeles, displays a rich collection of furniture, ceramics, and decorative pieces. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Those who love sumptuous period furniture, ceramics, carpets, tapestries and the like will find themselves passing a worthwhile hour or two here. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    A beautiful collection ranging from Mudéjar tapestries and unadorned Castilian writing desks to modernist furniture. Full Review →

  • 9

    Time Out

    The Decorative Arts Museum houses more than 15,000 objets d'art, furniture and tapestries from all over Spain, plus many from China. Full Review →

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98
#1 in Madrid

Paseo del Prado, 8, 28014 Madrid, Spain

  • 11 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Opened in 1992, the Thyssen occupies spacious galleries filled with natural light in the late-18th-century Villahermosa Palace (itself finished in 1771). Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Until around 1985, the contents of this museum virtually overflowed the premises of a legendary villa near Lugano, Switzerland. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    One of the most extraordinary private collections of predominantly European art in the world, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is a worthy member of Madrid’s ‘Golden Triangle’ of art. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    The collection is an opportunity to explore Western art from the late 12C to the present day. Full Review →

  • 9

    Time Out Tick Critics' Choice

    The private collection of the late Baron Hans-Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza is widely considered the most important in the world. Full Review →

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