House Museums

  • Museo Cerrallbo
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Apart from the well-known art galleries along Paseo del Arte, in Madrid you’ll find other museums tucked away in old mansions and ancestral homes offering a more intimate glimpse into history. These museums hold special significance, with walls that have borne witness to the lives of artists like Joaquín Sorolla or to generations of one single family like the House de Alba, whose family home, Liria Palace, has come to be known as "the younger sibling of the Royal Palace". Purchase the "5 Museums. Another Madrid" pass for just €12, and enjoy free entry for 10 days to these five museums: Decorative Arts, Cerralbo, Romanticism, Sorolla and Lázaro Galdiano

 

Open every day, this small palace gives us a glimpse of what life would have been like for a middle-class family in the 19th century. 

Museum dedicated to Joaquin Sorolla, the painter of Mediterranean light, set in his former family home.

The collection of renowned publisher José Lázaro Galdiano is exhibited in the Parque Florido mansion, where he lived.

The former home of the Marquess of Cerralbo, this noble mansion next to Plaza de España is a wonderful display of 19th-century opulence.

Known as the "Royal Palace's little brother", the official residence of the House of Alba is now open to the public.

In the Literary Quarter, this typical seventeenth-century house is where the playwright and poet lived for the last 25 years of his life.

A total of 30,000 historic decorative objects including furniture, ceramics, glassware, jewellery and fabrics can be found here.

A museum that houses the work of the most illustrious representatives of 19th and 20th century Catalan art.

The childhood home of the author of Don Quixote showcases the traditions and customs of the 16th and 17th centuries.

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