Museo Cerralbo, Madrid

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The Marquis of Cerralbo loved to collect items from the many museums he visited across Europe in the late 19th century and early 20th century, and today his Museo Cerralbo is home to some 50,000 objects. Inside the Marquis' former palace, view paintings, sculptures, ceramics, glass, tapestries, furniture, antique coins, drawings, engravings, clocks, arms, armor, and artifacts. The museum offers a few options for guided visits: an audio guide, a professional guide, or a volunteer cultural guide. The latter is available on a limited schedule, so check to see if volunteers are offering their service during your visit. Plan your visit to Museo Cerralbo and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Madrid trip itinerary website .
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  • Very nice and easy to visit Museum. You moved to another era, rooms, room... is a very strange Palace. A pleasure visiting it. You'll be amazed.
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  • Incredible! Found me a key site in Madrid... has much art, paintings, clocks, jewelry, all kinds of appliances, furniture... the walls... lamps... all brutal! And Sunday is free
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  • Great work the Marquez de Cerralbo, with varied collections, and you can see the passion in their collections, and "breathe" atmosphere of the 19th century
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  • Beautiful old townhouse with wonderful collection of artwork and furnishings. Close to the Royal Palace and Plaza D'Espana. Free for seniors and well worth a 90 minute visit.
  • Step into the life of a turn-of-the-century Spanish aristocratic family and bask in the beauty and splendour of this mansion that, for all its lavishness, seems utterly in proportion and surprisingly never over-the-top. With a magnificent sweeping staircase and gold painted balustrade, it's filled with fascinating and exquisite furnishings, paintings and objects. I loved the chandelier from Murano, the murals, the 'fairy chime' clock, the banquet room, ballroom...everything. And for all its grandeur, there is such a feeling of quiet grace and intimacy here. Do try and see it – it's just a short walk from the Temple of Debod.
  • The Marquis of Cerralbo maybe was the most important collectors of artifacts in Madrid, in the late 19th century. He was generous enough to donate his house & art collection to the city of Madrid so that it might be enjoyed by future art connoisseurs. Once you step inside the not so impressive house from the outside, you will enter a fine house, full of decorative objects, furniture, paintings, sculptures, maps, armory, coins, antiquities, archeological objects, serveware, glassware, etc. It is stated by the museum that the collection holds more than 50.000 items! The number seems insane but it might be true! There is so much to see! It is a paradise for people that like antiques & decorative arts! Even if you don't like a certain style there is certainly another room that will be closer to your liking. Every room of the many the house has, is decorated in a different style & has a different character. It is one of the most important museums in Madrid & also the one of the least known, as stated by the locals. I don't just recommend it to my friends visiting Madrid... I oblige them to visit the Cerralbo Museum!
  • An excellent mansion, with many interesting things to see. Each part of it is a real masterpiece. All the rooms are perfectly decorated , resulting in a beauty that can be compared to that of the interior of many palaces through out Europe. Just perfect!!
  • For 3 euro a whole lot to see. A minimum of 2 hours. Unbelievable opulence the family lived in. But then they died out and it was left to the state. Life heh?
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