Museum Cerralbo

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Museum Cerralbo
Native name
Spanish: Museo Cerralbo
Palacio del Marqués de Cerralbo (Madrid) 01.jpg
LocationCalle Ventura Rodríguez, 17 Madrid, Spain
Coordinates40°25′25″N 3°42′52″W / 40.423684°N 3.714577°W / 40.423684; -3.714577Coordinates: 40°25′25″N 3°42′52″W / 40.423684°N 3.714577°W / 40.423684; -3.714577
Built1885
Official name: Museo Cerralbo
TypeNon-movable
CriteriaMonument
Designated1962
Reference no.RI-51-0001382
Museum Cerralbo is located in Spain
Museum Cerralbo
Location of Museum Cerralbo in Spain

The Museum Cerralbo (Spanish: Museo Cerralbo) is a museum located in Madrid, Spain. It houses the art and historical object collections of Enrique de Aguilera y Gamboa, 17th Marquis of Cerralbo, who died in 1922.[1]

The museum, which is housed in the former residence of its founder, opened in 1944. The building was built in the 19th century, according to Italian taste, and it was luxuriously decorated with baroque furniture, wall paintings and expensive chandeliers. It retains to a large extent its original aesthetics, and it was declared a Bien de Interés Cultural in 1962.[citation needed]

It features an interesting collection of paintings, archaeology and furniture, including works by Jacopo Tintoretto, Jacopo Palma the Younger, El Greco, Ludovico Carracci, Alonso Cano, Zurbarán, Luis Paret and many more.

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  1. ^ "History of the museum and its founder". Museo Cerralbo. Retrieved 2018-02-15.

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