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Museo Cerralbo

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Elegant house with great treasures.

The Cerralbo is kind of Madrid's answer to the Frick Museum in NYC. It is a house that is virtually... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
New York

I love museums that are former homes and this one is spectacular. You are in for a surprise when... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average4%
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Calle Ventura Rodriguez 17, 28008 Madrid, Spain
+34 608 25 71 83
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 9, 2013

This small museum was formerly the residence of mrquise CERRALBO,who was an art lover and and a collector of a very beautiful art pieces.The small palace is loaded with paintings and furniture of extremely high taste. enjoy this treasures for only 3 euros,and even free...More

8  Thank BOSHRA76
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Very impolite staff and fussy about "bolsos" (bags). Cameras had to be taken without a bag and even my wife's fanny pack with our money and passports, which has been inside museums all over the world, had to be left behind in a locker. We...More

3  Thank emx88
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Cerralbo is kind of Madrid's answer to the Frick Museum in NYC. It is a house that is virtually unchanged since it was the home of a Madrid nobleman at the turn of the century. a wide variety of antiquities and paintings by old...More

Thank ilovescones
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love museums that are former homes and this one is spectacular. You are in for a surprise when you go up to the second floor - an amazing display!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot recommend this museum highly enough. It is based in a late 19 Century house and shows the collection of the family who lived here. The rooms are decorated much as they would have been. There is a good free English guide. There is...More

1  Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this one morning when we were a bit exhausted. €3 to enter so we probably weren't expecting much. As it turned out we LOVED it. Took it at an easy pace as it was quiet and we really enjoyed ourselves. I was very...More

Thank 164paulineb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i been told from a friend about this museum and i was very sorprised it is very authentic and veri well organized, it is cheap (3 euro) and the average visit is around an hour, the museum shows the way of living of the spanish...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place really needs to be highlighted as it was the only one where I met friendly staff! The house is just gorgeous, filled from floor to ceiling with stuff. At the entrance you receive a large printed guide (on loan, for free, lots of...More

Thank chocolate123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We looked round this beautiful house on a Sunday. A real pleasure to have access. Amazing and on certain days it has free entry. Queued for about 15 minutes but well worth the wait. Wanted a less prestigious place or museum and got this with...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We almost missed this place because we were running late that morning, but we are so glad we visited! It's only about 3 EUR per person and they give you a visual guide book as well. We spent about an hour here prior to visiting...More

1  Thank tonaaay
Reviewed October 10, 2018

This is probably the museum we prefered as it has a human size, and the owner were such collectors that you feel you have traveled the world, by just looking at the fantastic house and artifacts all over the house. A real must !

Thank Taupi2015
Reviewed October 6, 2018

The museum is the old home of Enrique de Aguilera y Gamboa, 17th Marquess de Cerralbo, who died on 1922. The house became a museum in the 1940s. It was built in the 19th century according to Italian fashion and was opulently decorated with baroque...More

2  Thank Dominique B
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Just south of the sprawling campus of the Complutense
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collegiate vibe. The main street, Calle Princesa, is
filled with twenty-somethings rushing between classes
and errands, meeting up with classmates, and grabbing
cheap beers and cheap eats. This is a prime shopping
spot where the major Spanish clothing and department
store chains are less busy than their downtown
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Denise D
July 28, 2017|
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Response from Mr_rossduncan | Reviewed this property |
It's in the center of Madrid, you're never far from shops anywhere in the center.
Denise D
July 28, 2017|
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Response from RaaR1 | Reviewed this property |
Not really. It is pretty retreat. But i am sure you can find something within a walking distance. :)
Pam G
April 29, 2017|
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Sure it will be opened...