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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4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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A Google User (17 months ago)
Someone else said if you love palaces & castles you should visit. Absolutely true, it was wonderful & that includes the garden that was open. So very worth an hour or two if visiting Madrid (combine it with the Temple de Debod near by).
Andrew Holley (17 months ago)
Interesting mix of a traditional (if you were really wealthy), Spanish house of the time, but with electic mix of museum pieces. Didn't know what to expect, but really enjoyed it and worth the 3 euros entrance fee.
Ayako Hasegawa (18 months ago)
Fantastic exhibition which by far exceeded my expectation. Don’t even want to recommend to others since it would make this place much popular and crowded!
Merlijn Krijntjes (19 months ago)
Loved this pLace! If you are into palaces, castles and mansions you should go here. Very over the top and amazing.
Jon Flynn (19 months ago)
A must see in Madrid. Fabulous and slightly eccentric collection. The ballroom is amazing. Go and enjoy. Only complaint is the gardens are always closed when I have been which is a shame. But a truly special place, oh and the stairway....
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