Carmen Thyssen Museum (Museo Carmen Thyssen)
Though the majority of the Thyssen- Bornemisza family collection resides in their namesake museum in Madrid, Carmen Cervera (formally Baroness Thyssen-Bornemisza), an avid art collector, decided to open her own galleries in Malaga. Situated in its galleries is perhaps the finest visual representation of Andalucian art, featuring noted artists ranging from Sorolla to Zuburán and Ezquerra, and spanning the 13th to 20th centuries.
The Carmen Thyssen Museum (Museo Carmen Thyssen), which opened in 2011, is partially located in a 16th-century baroque palace—el Palacio de Villalón—a site worth seeing in its own right. In fact, the palace and its art aren’t even the most historic items here: when undergoing construction for the museum, Roman ruins were discovered below.
It is in the building’s old chapel where you’ll find the “Old Masters” collection, a display of works by the collection’s most prized artists. The palace portion of the museum is also home to a picturesque colonnaded courtyard, a quintessential architectural element found in southern Spain.
Other collections – including Romantic landscape and Costumbrismo, Précieux and Naturalist, and Fin-de-siécle – reside in the adjoining building, which was constructed specifically for the museum. Meanwhile, various rotating exhibitions go on display too.
What are Carmen Thyssen Museum (Museo Carmen Thyssen) hours of operation?
Should I book Carmen Thyssen Museum (Museo Carmen Thyssen) tickets in advance?
How much does it cost to visit Carmen Thyssen Museum (Museo Carmen Thyssen) 2021?
What's the best way to experience Carmen Thyssen Museum (Museo Carmen Thyssen)?
- Welcome tour to Malaga by electric tuk-tuk
- Malaga expert tour by electric tuk-tuk
- Museo Carmen Thyssen de Malaga Entrance Ticket
- Architectural Walk of Malaga with a Local
Things to do near Malaga
- Things to do in Andalucia
- Things to do in Marbella
- Things to do in Benahavis
- Things to do in Granada
- Things to do in Tarifa
- Things to do in Cordoba
- Things to do in Tetouan
- Things to do in Seville
- Things to do in Tangier
- Things to do in Fez
- Things to do in Portimao
- Things to do in Alicante
- Things to do in Madrid
- Things to do in Costa del Sol
- Things to do in Northern Morocco