For those of you who love art, do not dislike a visit to a museum and are intrigued to see how a nobleman led his life between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century, you have to pay a visit to the Cerralbo museum!

The museum is housed in the beautiful palace of the Cerralbo family, where the Marquis, an eccentric man, politician but also an archaeologist and collector, gathered works of art and artefacts from all over the world.

The beauty mixes with the curious in this collection that includes: both drawings and paintings (from the Spanish El Greco, Zubarán, De Ribera to the Italians Tintoretto and Tiziano) but also armor and swords, ceramics, clocks and other archaeological finds.

This visit is literally a treasure hunt: room after room, guide to the hand, you will be overwhelmed by the number of paintings on the walls, by the antiques that fill the rooms, by the toll of the many still working clocks.

At his death, the marquis donated his house and his collection to the Spanish state. This way, his residence became a museum accessible to all art lovers. The cost to visit it? 3 euros. Free entry on Thursdays from 5 to 8 pm, Saturday afternoons from 2 pm and on Sundays. Enjoy your visit!

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