Cerralbo Museum

Price guide: Budget

Calle Ventura Rodriguez 17, Madrid, 28008

Price guide: Budget

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Expert overall rating:3.8 out of 5
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Art, Design and architecture, Education, History

Expert review of Cerralbo Museum

Get a taste of the aristocratic life in this grand mansion.

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.

Price advice: 

Admission 3 euros. Free Saturdays after 2pm and Sundays.

Expert tips: 
The Debod Temple and Teleferico are nearby.

More information on Cerralbo Museum:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Art gallery, Museum
Address:
Calle Ventura Rodriguez 17, Madrid, 28008
Telephone:
+34 91 547 3646
Website:
http://museocerralbo.mcu.es
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Tue-Sat 9.30am-3pm, Thurs also 5pm-8pm. Sun 10am-3pm.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor

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