The Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection is one of the most important private collections in the world. It is mainly comprised of 19th and 20th-century art pieces and includes iconic pieces like the Mata Mua by Paul Gauguin among many others from the 16th century onwards. The baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza has always expressed her fondness for art, as well as the need to share it, now in the Principality of Andorra as well.
Temporary exhibitions will allow visitors to enjoy new art pieces, thereby transforming the visit to the museum into a yearly mandatory visit to the Principality. This dynamic favours a constant renovation of the museum, with the addition of regular novelties, such as the content of digital consultation screens and audioguides (included with the admission), as well as the design of the exhibition room, which changes for every exhibition.
The Carmen Thyssen Andorra Museum was inaugurated in March 2017 in the ground floor of the historical Hostal Valira, an iconic building because of its historical interest and stylistic characteristics. The granite blocks of the façade, laid in a honeycomb structure, are a distinctive mark of Andorran culture, as the building is part of the current of granite architecture, which is characteristic of the Principality.
The museum was nominated for best European new museum in 2018 by the Unesco and has been ranked among the 20 European exhibitions to visit in 2018 by The Guardian.
The Carmen Thyssen Andorra Museum is an active museum, an authentic experience of rapprochement towards art.
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Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed on Sunday afternoon and Monday.
General admission: €9
Reduced admission: €5 (senior citizens over 65 and Youth Card holders)
Free admission: visitors under 18.
All admissions include the audioguide.
The museum is adapted for people with limited mobility.