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Cerralbo Museum

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Address: C/ Ventura Rodriiuez, 17, 28008 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 34 91 5473646
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Glass Lovers must go!

Wow, what a personal collection of art, furniture, clocks, armor etc. Every room is wall to wall feast for the eyes but the incredible lighting was my favorite....many Murano... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Wow, what a personal collection of art, furniture, clocks, armor etc. Every room is wall to wall feast for the eyes but the incredible lighting was my favorite....many Murano pieces. Well worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The only reason I learned about this place was a recommendation from my Spaniard friend. I didn't know what to expect and man! Was I glad to find such precious in Madrid. It's a family collection....from paintings to armours to swords to ...many little and big things. Make sure to check the opening hours, as I had only 1/2 hr... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This nineteenth-century palace holds a private collection of art and artefacts gathered by the eponymous Cerralbo. Every room and nook and cranny is a dizzying testament to the man's apparent kleptomania, and provides extensive evidence of the triumph of cash over taste, for Cerralbo was surely loaded, and spent his money acquiring all manner of artworks and 'stuff'. This alone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This house-museum is without a doubt one of the most fascinating locations you can visit in Madrid. A glance into the life of the 19th Century nobility, with a pristine collection of art and decor. Staff was very helpful and nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A hidden gem museum. Not very well known by taxi drivers. The place is just amazing. A mixture of the Frick Collection in NYC, Jacquemart-André in Paris and Versailles. The Marquis of Cerralbo dedicated his life collecting beautiful pieces of art, paintings, sculptures, books, coins, tapestries.... and outstanding clocks. In each room you have fine clocks. When you enter in... More 

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Gorgeous House with stunning rooms! Decorated to perfection. Ball Room exquisite! Lovely ceilings and collections of arms and early military equipment.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This was an amazing house to visit. It was the home of a Spanish philanthropist and his wife in the late 19th/early 20th century. It is near the Plaza de Espana. Worth a visit for only 3 euros.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

It´s the first time we visit a palace of someone who was not a king and we liked because everything was very nice and the history of the owner was also very interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Wonderful private museum and in amazing estate. Warmly recommended for when you want to experience something very different from the large and more mainstream museums in Madrid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I absolutely loved this place! It's not your typical museum with lots of empty white space and a few paintings. It's an opulently designed old home that's absolutely crammed full of paintings, statues, furniture, knickknacks, and more interesting chandeliers and light fixtures than I've ever seen in one building, including a handful of intricate and colorful Murano glass chandeliers. We... More 

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