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“Lovely experience without any really great objects”
Review of Museo Cerralbo

Museo Cerralbo
Ranked #14 of 835 things to do in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 April 2014

This is basically the preserved house of a very rich marquis from 150 years ago. As a glimpse into Madrid high society of the late 19th century, it is unbeatable. There is a lot to see, much of it gilt and shiny. Occasional good pieces - one El Greco, some excellent samurai armour and some nice oddities but it is an experiential visit rather than a series of exhibits. Well worth €3 - check for free times and note it closes at 3.

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Reviewed 29 March 2014

This is a most important museum and gives us an insight into the home of an aristocrat in the 1920s in Madrid. It is similar to the Doria Pamphilij in Rome with an ornate ballroom and superb art collection. The Marquis was a prominent supporter of Alfonso X111 and it is historically fascinating, kept exactly as it was and with works by El Greco, Velazquez and Titian etc some of which are members of his family. I've never seen so many coats of arms and the entrance and vast staircase is breathtaking

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Reviewed 15 March 2014

use to be a residence of a nobel family' a nice and reach private collection of furniture and objects of art/ worth more than one visit

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

This museum was located within walking distance of the hotel at stayed at (El Coloso) so I decided to check it out. The collection includes a big variety of sculptures , drawings , furniture and european paintings. I was not charged by the person behind the desk , maybe they don't charge in the evenings ? Also , make you check their schedule because they close early , then open again later in the evening. In fact I went to the museum after 5pm , maybe that's why I was allowed to go inside for free.

1  Thank travelerd2011
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Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

This place is gorgeous. Small enough to be manageable and intimate, but so full of interesting curios that you want to spend hours looking them over. Also, unlike many of Madrid's museums, photography is allowed, meaning you can get those pictures of the works of Goya and Valezquez you probably wanted to take in the Prado. I very highly recommend a trip here, and sugest you pay the two euro for an audio-guide, since there are so many fascinating objects hidden away.

5  Thank Alexandra F
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