This is a must-visit, in my opinion, definitely 5*. A 19th century mansion owned by the Marquis of Cerralbo, who bequeathed it to the nation on his death in 1922. Born in 1845, a member of the aristocracy, he inherited this and many other titles and pursued his interest in art and culture, becoming the collector of over 70,000 objects. They range from classical art (El Greco, Veronese, Zurbaran etc), to clocks, chandeliers, mirrors, pottery, busts etc. Each room is a treat in itself. The house contains a winter suite of rooms and a summer suite, including a fabulous, OTT ballroom. A grand staircase provides a wonderful photo opportunity! The dark interior creates an intriguing atmosphere. There is even a pleasant garden. It was free to over-65s and only costs 3 Euros anyway. Incredible value for money! It’s just a shame there is no gift shop or refreshment facilities.