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Discover Museo Cerralbo

Written by Paula

Museo Cerralbo is a museum that houses the private collection of Enrique de Aguilera y Gamboa, who was the Marquis of Cerralbo in the seventeenth century. During his life, the Marquis gathered a vast collection of art, antiques, and archaeological objects. Enrique de Aguilera y Gamboa passed away in the year of 1922, but it was only in 1934 that the Fundación Museo Cerralbo was created, with the Cerralbo Museum itself being built ten years later, in 1994.

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What to see in the museum

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The Cerralbo Museum has a collection that comprises tapestries, clocks, paintings, coins, furniture, medals, books, photography, sculptures, engravings, drawings, ceramics, archeological pieces and fighting arms. The museum itself is very interesting to see, as it has hardly been changed on the inside, which will give you a glimpse of what used to be the Marquis’ sumptuous personal residence.

Where is the Cerralbo Museum located?

The Cerralbo Museum is located at Calle Ventura Rodríguez, 17, right next to Plaza de España. You can get there using public transportation by using bus lines 44, 46, 74, 75, 133, 147, 148, 202, C1 and C2. You can also take the subway, using Line 3 and exiting at Ventura Rodríguez, using Line 3 or 10 and exiting at Plaza de España, or using Line 2 and exiting at Noviciado. If you prefer to drive there, there is public parking at Plaza España.

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How much does it cost to visit the Cerralbo Museum?

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A regular ticket costs 3€ per person, though there is also the discounted price of 1.50€. You can also buy the yearly pass to the museum, which costs 25€, the ticket 8 Museos de Madrid, which costs 16€ and is valid for 15 days, allowing you to visit 8 museums, or the cheaper version of that, 4 Museos de Madrid, which costs 8€ and is valid during 10 days, allowing you to visit 4 museums.

The museum can be visited for free every Thursday from 5 pm to 8 pm, Saturdays from 2 pm on, every Sunday, and on the 18th of April, 18th of May, 12th of October, and 6th of December.

What are the Cerralbo Museum’s working hours?

The Cerralbo Museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 3 pm. Thursdays the museum has an extended schedule, opening also from 5 pm to 8 pm. Sundays and holidays the museum is open from 10 am to 3 pm. The museum is closed on Mondays and on the 1st and 6th January, the 1st of May, the 24th, 25th and 31st of December and on the 9th of November.

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