Calle Ventura Rodriguez 17, Madrid, 28008
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Expert review of Cerralbo Museum
Houses in the grand residence of its founder, Enrique de Aguilera y Gamboa, the Marquis of Cerralbo, this museum gives an insight into aristocratic life in Madrid in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Looking around, you can see that the Marquis was obviously quite a character. He travelled widely, bringing all sorts of things back from his trips. He was also a keen archaeologist and was active in the political life of the time.
Exhibits include paintings by Titian, Zurbaran and El Greco, as well as ceramics, swords and tapestries. Several rooms are decorated pretty much how they must have been when the family lived there, including the music room, library and an astoundingly opulent ballroom.
Admission 3 euros. Free Saturdays after 2pm and Sundays.
More information on Cerralbo Museum:
- Price guide:
- Art gallery, Museum
- Calle Ventura Rodriguez 17, Madrid, 28008
- +34 91 547 3646
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Tue-Sat 9.30am-3pm, Thurs also 5pm-8pm. Sun 10am-3pm.