Carmen Thyssen Museum Andorra

THYSSEN MUSEUM IN ANDORRA

Since March 2016, the new Thyssen Museum in Andorra has been a must-visit exhibition space for lovers of great art, particularly of 19th and 20th-century painting. Here you’ll find out more about this gallery, its exhibitions and opening times. Don’t miss the chance to visit this modern jewel in the heart of the Pyrenees!

A spacious exhibition space in Escaldes-Engordany
The new Carmen Thyssen Museum in Andorra is located on the ground floor of the former Hotel Valira, a historic listed building that is one of the best examples of granite architecture in Andorra. This museum stretches across 500 m2, with 250 m2 dedicated to exhibition space. The space is fully wheelchair-accessible and boasts the latest advances in museum technology. New technologies play a fundamental role: interactive displays allow visitors to interact with the artwork, offering additional information and alternative points of view.

Exhibitions at the Thyssen Museum in Andorra
The exhibitions at the Thyssen Museum in Andorra include some of the best works from the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza private collection. Originating from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid and other galleries owned by the Baroness, the Andorran museum houses masterpieces from the 19th and 20th centuries that represent the main art movements of the time: French and American Impressionism, Catalan Modernism, Fauvism, Cubism, German Expressionism, American Hyperrealism. The exhibitions are held annually, changing every eleven months and allowing for the creation of ‘mixed exhibitions’ in collaboration with other museums from around the world. Each year, the gallery will welcome new works to surprise even the most frequent visitor.

The choice of Andorra for this new museum was not random, as Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza’s relationship with the Principality is a very special one: she is resident in the country, as is her son and as was her brother. Since her marriage to Baron Hans Heinrich von Thyssen-Bornemisza, Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza (nee Cervera) has become one of the leading art gallery patrons in Europe. In fact, this new museum in Andorra is the third she has opened in recent years, following those in Malaga and Sant Feliu de Guixols.

Opening times of the Thyssen Museum in Andorra
Tuesday–Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Closed on Monday 

The exhibition space is located at Avinguda Carlemany 37, at the upper end of Escaldes-Engordany, next to Vivand, a major shopping precinct in this parish and the Principality. The museum is found in the heart of the nerve centre formed between the town and the capital, Andorra la Vella. For more information, visit the museum’s official website, where you’ll find more details on the entrance price, the exhibition catalogue and audiovisual material on the collection.

Location and contact

Av. Carlemany, 37
Escaldes-Engordany

(+376) 800 800

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