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Museo Lazaro Galdiano

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Address: Serrano, 122, Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91/561-60-84
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Another beautiful former mansion of multimillionaire lazaro galdiano. The charge a small fee but its totally worth it. The mansion itself is beautiful and the pieces of art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Another beautiful former mansion of multimillionaire lazaro galdiano. The charge a small fee but its totally worth it. The mansion itself is beautiful and the pieces of art aquired are incredible.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is one of Madrid's great small museums in a beautiful setting, a bit out of the main shopping and sight seeing areas. Definitely worth the (relatively small) time and effort to go there. An hour or so should suffice, unless you are really into art, in which case a little longer should be budgeted. Check out the elevator while... More 

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Manresa, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Museo Lazaro Galdiano is located in the Serrano street in the neighborhood of Salamanca. It is inside a big palace, where early in the 20th century a rich banker lived. There are some collection of paintings from the fifteenth century to nineteenth century and there are paintings of Spain, Italy and flemish school. The palace is beautiful and their gardens... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 597 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This museum houses the art and manuscripts collection of José Lázaro Galdiano in what was his and his wife’s residence. The museum has respected the original interiors, which feature elaborate baroque painted ceilings commissioned by Galdiano. The Museum contains important collections of jewelery, small bronzes, both ecclesiastical and domestic silver, ceramics, carved ivory, and numismatics. They are from the prehistoric... More 

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Lauchringen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

What a pleasant surprise. This museum offers the private collection of Lazaro Galdiano in his former mansion. And even if you don't like the paintings, sculptures etc., the building as such is worth a visit. And don't miss a ride on the 19th-century elevator!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

This huge gallery is actually full of a vast number of paintings and artefacts. Some are very interesting, such as the two Goya Black Sabbath paintings and works by Velasquez etc. Vast, impressively arranged but with no furniture and despite its facilities curiously dead compared to Cerralbo and Sorolla Museums. Not near a metro either so there seem few visitors.... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

There is no doubt that Madrid has better museums but the big three (Reina Sofia, Prado,Thyssen) can be a bit overwhelming. Each one of those museums can drain the average art enthusiast dry. The Lazaro Galdiano however allows for a relaxing hour or two of art. The appeal of the museum lies not in its art collection but in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Lots of unattributed paintings with at least on ElGreco and a Goya or two. Not worth the trip all the way up Calle Serrano.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We are old enough and travel enough to have seen a lot of museums. This is one of the very best. The guide books explain that it is a private collection. It is equivalent to the Wallace collection in London. The exhibits are extremely well laid out. There is a museum app.and simple guide. And it is very easy to... More 

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Schilde, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

What this man has collected during his life is amazing. The setting in this "house" is very well done.

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Additional Information about Museo Lazaro Galdiano

Address: Address: Serrano, 122, Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91/561-60-84
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Barrio de Salamanca
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights frame the neighborhood of Barrio Salamanca. With beautiful condominium buildings that make up most blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.
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