Located in a 16th century Renaissance palace, Villalón Palace, the Museum Carmen Thyssen allows us to take a tour of nineteenth century Spanish painting, paying special attention to Andalusian artists. The works that we can appreciate here are part of the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza collection. A visit to the Carmen Thyssen Museum is an activity designed not only for students interested in art, but also for those who like archeology. The museum has an archeological exhibition hall where the remains of a garum factory and Roman houses from the third century are found.
The exhibition halls are divided into four sections. The exhibition starts with the “old masters” room where you can see the works of Francisco de Zurbarán and Jerónimo Ezquerra, among others. The next section is dedicated to the romantic landscape and costumbrismo. We can find here works of artists such as Genaro Pérez Villaamil, Rafael Benjumea, José García Ramos or Guillermo Gómez Gil who represent Moorish architecture, flamenco, gypsies, bulls and other Andalusian landscapes and customs. The last two sections are dedicated to the preciosismo and naturalistic landscape and the works of the end of century.