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Palacio Real de El Pardo

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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Both are highly recommended by writers. Overall, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum scores significantly higher than Palacio Real de El Pardo. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum scores 97 with accolades from 10 reviewers such as Lonely Planet, Travel + Leisure and Michelin Guide.

Both are highly recommended by writers. Overall, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum scores significantly higher than Palacio Real de El Pardo. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum scores 97 with accolades from 10 reviewers such as Lonely Planet, Travel + Leisure and Michelin Guide.

tripexpert score
82
#10 in Madrid
location

C/ Manuel Alonso s/n, El Pardo, 28048 Madrid

endorsements
  • 4 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The Royal Palace awes visitors with its sheer size and monumental presence that unmistakably stands out against the city's silhouetted background. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    The palace where General Franco lived and performed his duties as head of state for 35 years (till his death in Nov 1975). Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    An Italianate baroque colossus with some 2800 rooms, of which around 50 are open to the public. Full Review →

  • 12

    Travel + Leisure

    Located on the site of a ninth-century Moorish fortress, the Palacio Real (Royal Palace) is the official residence of the Spanish royal family. 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 →

  • 12

    Travel + Leisure

    The Thyssen’s pieces, purchased by the Spanish state from a private collector in 1992, represent a tremendous breadth of European painters from the 14th to 21st centuries. Full Review →

  • 14

    Concierge

    One of the world's greatest art museums.

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