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Museo Lazaro Galdiano

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Address: Serrano, 122, Madrid, Spain
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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If you have the time to see something other than the Prado, Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen, be sure to visit this museum. It is set in a house, but what a house--a turn of the... read more

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San Diego, California
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239 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have the time to see something other than the Prado, Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen, be sure to visit this museum. It is set in a house, but what a house--a turn of the century mansion, with all the elegance that money could buy--and that Lazaro's good taste could commission. The mansion is a backdrop for his collection,... More 

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Oakland, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of five house museums in Madrid, this one is located in a lovely neighborhood. We were glad we walked there from downtown. The museum is chock full of 19th-century living, collections, art and insight into upper-class life of the period. Highly recommended.

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Vantaa, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In case you are looking for a variaty to a usual "just paintings" museum, it might be the place. It's a private collection of paintings as well as jewellery, figures and other objects of a single person. Might even be a place of interest for kids in age 6-10.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum houses an amazing art collection. The owner collected other objects as well that were well displayed but, to me at least, less interesting. The house itself is worth the visit. It is a small museum but well worth an hour or two.

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Thank Nancy M
england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had time to visit this interesting museum. A collection of amazing paintings and artifacts. A well laid out museum and the building was unusual. No coffee shop but if you show your ticket they will let you back in.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This museum, set in a beautiful private mansion (not your typical sterile museum environment), is the result of one man's wealth and deep seated passion for collecting the best of everything, ranging from paintings, pottery, sculptures, coins and medals, jewelry (a side effect from everything he offered his wife), and weapons (knives, swords, rifles, etc), to the most beautiful furniture.... More 

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North Carolina
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Just walk in the door and you will be amazed. Every part is gorgeous. The tile work is so intricate and well-preserved. The art pieces are wonderfully placed and provide a wonderful afternoon adventure.

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Ramat HaSharon, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

This museum, although in a house scale is very interesting with a span of objects from jewels and arms to very fine pictures. Is located on a zone that use to be the off Madrid for the rich and famous of Madrid

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

My hotel was across the street so I helped myself to the museum and I'm glad I did, it was a lovely experience, very laid back and sophisticated. I nice way to spend an afternoon if you have a slight hangover from the night before...

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St. Catharines, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This renovated mansion has over 30 rooms. Each room has magnificent painted ceilings, beautiful inlaid parquet floors, and fantastic paintings. Galdiano was a wonderful collector of many things. The ancient coins, swords and pottery were all quite fascinating! Free on Wednesdays and from 2-3pm on Sunday. You will need at least 2 hours to see all the floors.

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Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights frame the neighbourhood 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.
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