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Pure hedonism at Museo Cerralbo

museo cerralbo madrid

The Museo Cerrablo is one of the “cinco museos” de Madrid, together with:

  • Museo Lazaro Galdiano
  • Museo National des Artes Decorativas
  • Museo del Romanticismo
  • Museo Sorolla.

The owner of this Museo-casa, Enrique de Aguilera y Gamboa (1845-1922), XVII marquess od Cerralbo, was an aristocratic active member of the carlista party. He conceived this Museo-casa from the beginning with the purpose of collecting all his works of art and transform it as a Museum.

The position is incredible, right behind Plaza de Espana and a few minutes walk from Templo De Debod. Like all the other “cinco museos” it is free and Sunday and Thursday night, but the full ticket is just 3€.

The richness of the details and more than the paintings, I don’t know why I was so impress by the curtains, I mean is some of the rooms there were curtains made with tapestry similar to the Italians “arazzi”.

There is not that creativity atmosphere that Casa Sorolla, a painter’s house can give, with all his instruments left aside. In Casa Cerralbo it’s all about opulence, from the main entrance with the huge gold chandelier, to every single room. I would say that it is clear that this house belong to a man with a political role, because of all the armour the the army, and the portraits in uniform.

I really suggest to visit this place, it’s really increbidle.

More information here: Museo Cerralbo.

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