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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Daniel Dugan (14 months ago)
This place is an amazing time capsule of a late 19th century aristocrat's home. I don't think I have ever seen a personal collection so extensive and beautifully maintained. I highly recommend this beautiful museum.
Shachar Pinkas (15 months ago)
A beautiful mansion with gardens and collections of paintings, antiques and luxury furniture. It is actually a small museum which was a house of a rich madrileño. Entry is 3 euros and it's totally worth it. I recommend reading the signs along the way (and I was happy to see they are also in English), explaining the rooms. I do want to criticise though, that when we came the staff had a drill and evacuated all of us. We didn't understand what was happening because they only spoke in Spanish, and we've needed to wait outside at the cold whether, because they rushed us out of the building and our coats were inside the lockers. At least we were left with a funny story
Cedar (2 years ago)
What’s not to love. Oh and please make sure you check opening hours before going. The queue may take up to 30 min and they don’t accept visit about 30min before closing. This mini museum definitely knows how to pack a punch and can make Buckingham palace feel shy. I don’t want to reveal too much to ruin the surprise or set the expectations unbelievably high. But if Versailles is your thing, then trust me, you’ll definitely love this one.
Emma Schouten (2 years ago)
A small museum in an old aristocratic house with a large collection. It's interesting to see some of the piece; I particularly liked the bathtub and some of the extremely ornate rooms. The entrance alone is worth going in for. The ticket is only 3€ and it's worth it to go in and walk around the different rooms. It was a little disappointing some of the explanation signs were far away in the corded off sections of rooms so you couldn't read them. But a great little visit.
Octavian Matei (2 years ago)
A beautiful museum, but almost unknown to the tourists or madrileans. The last Marques of Ceralbo had an interesting life and the house is well preserved and taken care of. You can see how an extravagant family lived their extravagant life and be amazed by the beauty of this place. I highly recommend this place if you visit Madrid or if you want to see what was the life of somebody very rich in the XVIII-XIX century
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