Three behemoth art museums sit squat amid the leafy avenues of Madrid. Art lovers to call it “the golden triangle.” Not sure if you’re arty enough to enjoy it? Scroll on to the box below. Spoiler alert: art is for everyone!
The least conspicuous museum, spilling from the slopes of the (literally) gilded literary quarter is the Thyssen (well, that’s Mr Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza to you.)
The Thyssen demonstrates just what happens when scientists are left in charge of curating art. Chemist Thyssen-Bornemisza and his industrialist father before him set about collecting the periodic table of painting: images that represent almost every crucial step of development as art progressed.
I love Spain and have visited many times and even lived there for a while. On this occasion, I visited in partnership with iAmbassador and Madrid Tourism and stayed at the NH Palacio de Tepa (which, interestingly enough lives in a former 19th century palace in the literary quarter. )As ever, as always, I kept the right to write what I like. And, as is probably obvious, I am not a qualified art historian, just someone with a passion for washing away the dust of everyday life. Cheers!
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