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Museo Lazaro Galdiano

Serrano, 122, Madrid, Spain
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Ranked #17 of 418 attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: Lazaro Galdiano Museum Dr. Jose Lazaro Galdiano lived from 1862 to 1947. He was an intellectual, financier, publisher and book lover. He accumulated... more »
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A great private collection in a beautiful building with beautiful grounds. I enjoyed the antique working elevator and the building itself as much as some of the artwork. Very cool collection of miniature paintings. Free from 15:30 to 16:30 during the week and 14 to 15 on Sundays. Only gives you an hour to look around but if you are... More

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Madrid, Spain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This is a small art museum but the collection is excellent. it reminds me of the Frick Collection in New York or the Wallace Collection in London.

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Cartagena, Spain
11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

A beautiful house with many treasures but also many stairs and a very slow lift. We were expecting more furniture in rooms left as the occupants used them. I was surprised to see quite modern art and loved some of the quirky video type exhibits

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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The collection just didn't do it for me. Too much and unimaginatively curated. Some nice pieces but were overwhelmed by everything else. Would be nicer to see the rooms furnished as they would have been with the collection complementing the overall space (like the Frick). The paintings were poorly lit. If you have limited time in Madrid this isn't a... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This is an incredible place with unbelievable treasures on display. Make sure you reserve enough time to take it all in.

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London, UK
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102 attraction reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I visited the Museo Lazaro Galdiano as part of my 8 full-day visit to Madrid and enjoyed it a lot - despite it being on the extremity of the city and more difficult to get to than most other attractions, I am not surprised that it features so highly in the Trip Advisor Madrid 'hit list' as what is housed... More

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Malaga, Spain
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1,769 helpful votes 1,769 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I always visit the Lazaro Galdiano Museum, since it is very close to the hotel I stay in, the Hotel Melia Galgos, around the corner of the museum. This little museum is a gem and since few people visit it, one can enjoy all the art quietly without being distracted by noise. Lazaro Galdiano was an avid collector and had... More

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Cadiz, Spain
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I have visited this museum several times and have always enjoyed my visits. The life of the founder is a great story but I won't go into that here. Let it suffice to say that this man was an avid collector and to visit his house is a brief introduction to a way of life that is to be no... More

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Lots of different art to see, an amazing collection. Definitely worth a look, although of course the paintings there are overshadowed by the ones in the Prado. Maybe one should go there before going to the Prado in order to be able to fully appreciate the paintings at the Lazaro Galdiano.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This museum is sort of like a smaller version of the Prado, as it includes paintings from some of the greats like Goya, Velázquez, and El Greco. It also contains a rather large collection of jewelry, coins, pottery, tapestries and sculpture, some of it dating back to the classical era. The building is located in the Salamanca neighborhood and it... More

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