Cerralbo Museum

Address: Calle Ventura Rodriguez 17, Madrid, 28008, Spain
Telephone: +34 91 547 3646

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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.

Value for money

Price advice

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

Expert tips

The Debod Temple and Teleferico are nearby.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Education
  • Art
  • History
  • Design and architecture