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June 17 @ 10:50 am – 1:00 pm
June Museum Forum will be at the Cerralbo Museum, Palacio. Barbara de Simone, our fellow member will introduce us to one of the most important Museums in Madrid, also one of it’s least well-known. Located in what used to be the stately home of the 17th Marquis of Cerralbo, visitors to the museum are transported back in time to experience what life was like for an aristocratic family in late 19th-century Madrid.
The classical style Palace, decorated with Neo-Baroque and Rococo elements, was designed with a dual purpose, as a home and museum, headquarters of the works of art collected by the Marquis of Cerralbo and his children, the Marquises of Villa-Huerta, during their many trips in Spain and Europe. Therefore, the museum is made up of over 50,000 objects, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, glass, tapestry, furniture, coins, medals, drawings, stamps, clocks, weapons, armour, and archaeological objects… The Marquis of Cerralbo donated this property to the nation, setting up the Cerralbo Museum, so that his collections would live on “together and can be used for study by science and art lovers”. We look forward to having this beautiful experience together!
* Meeting Point & Time: In front of the main entrance with your ticket at 10:50. Museum tour will start at 11:00.
* General entry: 3 € (Reduced entry: 1.50 €)
* Free entrance for “Annual Pass of National Museums” holder
Organizer: Barbara de Simone and the Activities Team
Location: Museo Cerralbo Calle de Ventura Rodríguez, 1728008 Metro: Plaza de España (L2, L3, L10), Ventura Rodríguez (L3) Train: Madrid-Príncipe Pío
Please RSVP to email@example.com no later than 14th June.