Façade of the Lázaro Galdiano Foundation building © Ministerio de cultura
Room in the Lázaro Galdiano Foundation Museum © Ministerio de Cultura
It has an outstanding collection of paintings, with works by the great masters.
The pieces in the museum were brought together by José Lázaro Galdiano, a passionate collector. The collection comprises more than 12,600 paintings, sculptures, silver items, jewels, enamelled and marble items, fabrics, arms… from the 6th century B.C. to the early 20th century. The different European schools are represented in the art gallery, with works by Hieronymus Bosch, Cranach, Reynolds and Constable, amongst others. The core, however, is the Spanish section, with Gothic and Renaissance panels, and works by El Greco, Ribera, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Murillo, Carreño, etc., and an important set of Goya paintings.
This is one of the three luxury copies that were made of the Ceremonial, where the regulations are written for important events such as the unction and coronation of the king and queen of Aragón, a rite and iconography, also used as a political tool.More info
This magnificent painting by Goya was part of a series of six commissioned by the dukes of Osuna to decorate their estate, "El Capricho", near Madrid.More info
The portrait of Inés de Zúñiga, Countess of Monterrey, when she was about twenty, is considered to be one of the most beautiful portraits by this artist and of his time.More info
This painting is one of the artist's masterpieces and depicts the inside of a fashion shop that the Italian Geniani opened on Calle de la Montera, in Madrid.More info
This cup is part of a set of twelve that was dedicated to the so-called twelve Caesars, according to the work De vita Caesarum by Gaius Suetonius (ca. 69-140), and it is inspired by the narrated episodes.More info
This hood, which is worn at the top of the back of a cope, was made in an embroidery workshop in the Hieronymite monastery of Guadalupe in its period of greatest splendour, at the end of the 15th century.More info
Hair-band belonging to the "castreño" culture of the northwest of the Peninsula (northern Galicia and Asturias) which has been identified as a decoration for the head, or less probably, for the waist.More info
Leonardo da Vinci's many interests explain why his autograph paintings were so few in the end.More info
This sword was a gift from Pope Innocent VIII Cybo to Iñigo López de Mendoza, 2nd Count of Tendilla.More info
Because of its noble elegance, it is one of the most famous female portraits by Federico de Madrazo, the main representative of Spanish painting in the second half of the 19th century.More info
The Lázaro Galdiano Museum is displaying Ana de Alvear's latest hyperrealist drawings in an exhibition that plays with visitors' feelings.More info
Monday to Saturday
10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Closing days: Tuesday
Children: Free admission
Free Entrance: 3:30-4:30 pm.Sundays: 2-3 pm.
Guided tours in the afternoons:8€.