Museum Cerralbo

Madrid, Spain

The Museum Cerralbo houses the art and historical objects collections of Enrique de Aguilera y Gamboa, Marquis of Cerralbo, who died in 1922.

The museum, which is housed in the former residence of its founder, opened in 1944. The building was built in the 19th century, according to Italian taste, and it was luxuriously decorated with baroque furniture, wall paintings and expensive chandeliers. It retains to a large extent its original aesthetics.

The museum features an interesting collection of paintings, archaeology and furniture, including works by Jacopo Tintoretto, Jacopo Palma the Younger, El Greco, Ludovico Carracci, Alonso Cano, Zurbarán, Luis Paret and many more.

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Founded: 1944
Category: Museums in Spain

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Tiff Travelstheworld (7 months ago)
Amazing! Aristocracy at its best. Hard to find through the construction but FIND IT! HIDDEN GEM! GOT IN FREE LUCKY ME!
Katya Rolfson (8 months ago)
This museum is BEAUTIFUL! It was so interesting to see the house set up like it was in the late 1800s, with the original art and furnishings. There was one section of the museum that had a modern exhibit but it paled in comparison to everything else. Truly spectacular and free until the end of September!
Abel Mauricio Peña Vélez (8 months ago)
What an amazing museum! The way the house has been preserved gives a unique opportunity to get a window into the past and see up close one of the most incredible art collections in Spain. It can be overwhelming with the vast amount of pieces there are. Sculptures, paintings, vases, tapestries, furniture and everything else in between. This is definitely a MUST do when you are in Madrid.
yasmine (12 months ago)
Just magnificent, I was awed by the beauty of the place... In my opinion, it is one of the must sees in Madrid. The staff is also incredibly nice !
Codrin Valentin Rusu (2 years ago)
You have to visit it if you want to see how was to live in 19th century. Worth it.
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