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17.Lázaro Galdiano Museum, Madrid
Very much like the Cerralbo Museum , this exhibition exists
thanks to the generosity of an art collector from the 19 th Cen-
tury. José Lázaro Galdiano was a journalist and businessman
from Navarre with a great love of art. After making his fortune
in Barcelona, he moved to Madrid with an already sizeable art
collection, which grew over the years. Just like his contempor-
ary, the Marquis of Cerralbo, he turned his house into an art
museum, which he greatly enjoyed showing to his friends. At
the end of his life, he donated the house to the city for every-
one's enjoyment.
The museum is located in Serrano Street, and has three floors,
each one containing an impressive amount of quality art. This
building feels less like an actual house than the Cerralbo museum, and more like an art gal-
lery, with the paintings taking almost all the available space in the walls. You'll find works
by such famous artists like Velázquez , Murillo , El Greco and Goya -- the caliber of paintings
you might expect to see in a museum rather than in a private collection. The collection also
includes ceramics, furniture and silverware of great artistic value, making this house a feast
for any lover of art and history.
Image Credit: Portrait of Princess Luisa Carlotta of Naples and Sicily, by Vicente López
Portaña. Image by Bogomolov .
When It's Free
Every day, from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Also, Sundays from 2 PM to 3 PM. Check the events
Contact Information
c/ Serrano 122, 28006 Madrid
91 561 60 84 ( English Translation)
Neighborhood : Serrano.
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