House Museums

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Madrid's museums are not limited to those found on the Paseo del Arte (Art Walk). The city abounds with old noble mansions turned into museums that take visitors on a trip to a more intimate past. Some of these historic house museums were the homes of such renowned artists as Joaquín Sorolla. They’re the repository of the arts and beauty from the Madrid of the Romantic period.

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 Marquis of Cerralbo, this noble old mansion next to Plaza de España is a wonderful display of 19th-century opulence. 

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 museum created in 1912, presenting a walk through the history of the decorative arts of the Orient.

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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