Palace of the 17th Marquis of Cerralbo
This museum, one of the most important in Madrid, is also one of its least well-known. Located in what used to be the stately home of the 17th Marquis of Cerralbo, visitors to the museum are transported back in time to experience what life was like for an aristocratic family in late 19th-century Madrid.
The museum’s collection holds more than 50,000 pieces, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, glassware, tapestries, furniture, coins, medals, drawings, prints, clocks, weapons, armour, archaeological artifacts, and more. All of it was donated by the Marquis to the city of Madrid so that it might be enjoyed by future art connoisseurs.
Feel like a princess! visit this wonderful Palace
Dec 2017: Renovated gardens, Impressive (tiny) museum
This museum is truly charming. Still only 3 euros the entrance. Fully renovated gardens late 2017. Be away from the tourist trap and massive touristic museum such as “Prado”. In a charming neighbourhood (arguelles, next to plaza de españa), only few spanish and well informed tourists are spending time in this charming palace. do not miss it, still a “must”.
Sept 2016: Museo del Prado is so touristic, dive into a real (hidden) palace
A fabulous house to visit for only 3 euros. Be there in the morning as it is only open up to 15:30, except on Thursday.