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Cerralbo Museum

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  • Façade of the Cerralbo Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Façade of the Cerralbo Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

  • Ribera. 'Jacob and Laban's flock' © Ministerio de Cultura

    Ribera. 'Jacob and Laban's flock' © Ministerio de Cultura

  

Category

House-museum

Owner

State
Calle Ventura Rodríguez, 17
28008 Madrid
Madrid

Telephone+34 915473646 - +34 915473647

Fax+34 915591171

E-mailmuseo.cerralbo@mecd.es

Websitehttp://museocerralbo.mcu.es

The charm of a palace

A historic house and museum of atmospheres, the Cerralbo Museum palace is unique because it preserves the original atmosphere of the time when it was the residence of the Marquis of Cerralbo and his family.

The Cerralbo Museum is a reference in Spanish collecting and preserves the essence of the time when don Enrique de Aguilera y Gamboa, seventeenth Marquis of Cerralbo (1845-1922), built the palace and made it his home and a space to keep his collections and host his intense social and political life.

The rooms, furnished according to the taste of the late 19th century, and the works of art it holds, reflect the lifestyle of the aristocracy from Madrid of the time, and the interest of don Enrique de Aguilera in getting one of the most valued private art collections of his time, which he left to the Spanish State in 1922.
 

Essential works

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  • 'Still life with watermelons, pumpkin and flowers'. Cerralbo Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Still life with watermelons, pumpkin and flowers

    Oil on canvas which depicts still life very skilfully. It was used as a decorative element in a gala dining room.

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  • Luis Meléndez, 'Still life with fruit and kitchen utensils'. Cerralbo Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Still life with fruit and kitchen utensils

    The distinctive features of this work are the exceptional rendering of the texture of the objects, and the fact that they are shown from below, as though the painter had been sitting very close to them.

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  • Francisco de Goya, ‘Cheap covered carriage’. Cerralbo Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Cheap covered carriage

    This is part of the series featuring different means of locomotion which drew Goya's attention during his stay in Paris and Bordeaux.

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  •  'Diana the Huntress'. Cerralbo Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Diana the Huntress

    Montage created from an older torso to which has been added the bust, arms and legs.

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  • 'Darwing by Tiépolo' © Ministerio de Cultura

    Drawing by Tiépolo

    This drawing –possibly a rough sketch– in pen and aquatint, depicts the fall of Phaeton, the character from Greek mythology, on both the back and front.

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  • 'The Wind'. Cerralbo Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    The Wind

    This is one of the vases depicting the Four Elements, which, with another vase symbolising the maximum splendour of the kingdom of France, were created in 1741 by Joachim J. Kändler, the main sculptor at the Meissen porcelain factory.

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  • 'Epichysis'. Cerralbo Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Epichysis

    Closed Greek vessel, probably used in ritual offerings to the gods.

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  • 'Falcata' from the necropolis of Las Angosturas, Granada. Cerralbo Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Falcata

    This archaeological item reminds us of the great work of the Marquis of Cerralbo as a historian and archaeologist.

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  • Francisco de Zurbarán, ‘Immaculate Conception’. Cerralbo Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Immaculate Conception

    Devotional painting based on the Marian Litany, a rogation to the Virgin which was said in the early years of the 17th century on the feasts dedicated to the Madonna.

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  • Wild boar. Cerralbo Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Wild boar

    Marble wild boar standing on the edge of the pond in the Museum garden. This is a Renaissance copy of a Roman sculpture which is conserved in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

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Collections

The museum's collection is part of the collective catalogue of the Digital Network of Spanish Museum Collections (CERES), conceived as a space for dissemination which enables visitors to browse the various museum collections using the identifying features of each item (author, type of object, iconography, etc.).


Come and visit

Timetables

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Thursday

9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Public holidays

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Closed: 1 and 6 January; 1 May; 24, 25 and 31 December.

Rates

General: €3

Reduced: €1,50

ICOM members and associations: Free admission

Students: Free admission

Children: Free admission

Admission free: Thursdays from 5 pm to 8 pm, Saturdays from 2 pm, and Sundays

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