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Plaza Mayor

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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Both Plaza Mayor and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum are rated highly by experts. Overall, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum scores significantly better than Plaza Mayor. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum comes in at 97 with praise from 10 publications such as Frommer's, Condé Nast Traveler and Michelin Guide.

Both Plaza Mayor and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum are rated highly by experts. Overall, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum scores significantly better than Plaza Mayor. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum comes in at 97 with praise from 10 publications such as Frommer's, Condé Nast Traveler and Michelin Guide.

tripexpert score
87
#3 in Madrid
location

Segovia

endorsements
  • 7 endorsements
  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler

    The heart of Habsburg Madrid, where heros were heralded, kings made proclamations, heretics were judged... where bullfights were held and royalty was entertained. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's

    Austere, grand... this public square, finished in 1620 under Felipe III—whose equestrian statue stands in the center—is one of the largest in Europe. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    On summer nights, the Plaza Mayor becomes the virtual living room of Madrid, as tourists sip sangria at the numerous cafes and listen to music. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    All around you, the theatre that is Spanish street life buzzing through the plaza provides a crash course in why people fall in love with Madrid. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    Built by Juan Gómez de Mora under Philip III (1619), this square, formerly used for autos-da-fé, bullfights, theatre performances etc, is the heart of Habsburg Madrid. Full Review →

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98
#1 in Madrid

Paseo del Prado, 8, 28014 Madrid, Spain

  • 11 endorsements
  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler

    The third leg in Madrid's "golden triangle of art"... one of the world's great private collections, and includes everything from Old Masters to 20th-century Cubists. Full Review →

  • 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 →

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