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if you want to visit this museum don't forget that it has free entrance saturday(from 15.30 to 16.30). altough you don't have much time to visit this museum in one hour you can hurry and finish it (as I did). I don't like the fact...More
This place is extraordinary. It is located maybe 3km North of The Prado and can easily be accessed by Metro or Bus. It was a house of a media tycoon who was also a bibliophile and art collector. After his death his collection was housed...More
Off the beaten path, the collection and mansion of Lazaro Galdiano and his wife is a must-visit. The mansion itself is stunning inside and the hard wood floors and painted ceilings are pieces of art themselves. The collection is fabulous and includes some masterpieces (Goya,...More
I had never heard of Lazaro Galdiano before, but after visiting the museum I can appreciate how he and his wife devoted their lives and their vast wealth to acquiring all of these precious works of art. The house is beautiful, and provides a good...More
This museum is under the Madrid Five Museum Pass. It is worth every cent you pay if you like decorative arts. It costs 12 euros & is valid for 10 days & you can access each of the 5 museums multiple times to your heart's...More
No, I think not. Mr Galdiano was obviously a very enthusiastic collector and a very interesting man. But he was not discriminating when it came to choosing works of art. There are numerous works which are of very dubious authenticity. However, its a lovely house,...More
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.