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Museo Lazaro Galdiano

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Address: Calle Serrano 122, Madrid, Spain
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A hidden gem in Madrid

Althought I've visited Madrid several times with the obligatory visit to El Prado Museum, I discovered this gem of a museum last year. Not crowded and full of interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Dallas, Texas
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Madrid, Spain
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22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you stay in Madrid for some time, it is a quaint, small museum which you can visit an hour. Not the most fabulous collection but the house is nice.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Althought I've visited Madrid several times with the obligatory visit to El Prado Museum, I discovered this gem of a museum last year. Not crowded and full of interesting objects, not only paintings. It was one of the most delightful experiences in the Spanish capital. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely house and art gallery housing a variety of paintings by famous artists and quieter than most other attractions. Recommended for serious art lovers.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 601 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The art is reasonable,though I think an ivory collection now days is poor taste.However I was much taken by the lift.It has a seat at the back,you have to close the two glass doors and you have to make sure you shut the gate.

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Thank wingate
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you have the time to see something other than the Prado, Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen, be sure to visit this museum. It is set in a house, but what a house--a turn of the century mansion, with all the elegance that money could buy--and that Lazaro's good taste could commission. The mansion is a backdrop for his collection,... More 

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Oakland, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

One of five house museums in Madrid, this one is located in a lovely neighborhood. We were glad we walked there from downtown. The museum is chock full of 19th-century living, collections, art and insight into upper-class life of the period. Highly recommended.

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Vantaa, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

In case you are looking for a variaty to a usual "just paintings" museum, it might be the place. It's a private collection of paintings as well as jewellery, figures and other objects of a single person. Might even be a place of interest for kids in age 6-10.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

The museum houses an amazing art collection. The owner collected other objects as well that were well displayed but, to me at least, less interesting. The house itself is worth the visit. It is a small museum but well worth an hour or two.

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england
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

We had time to visit this interesting museum. A collection of amazing paintings and artifacts. A well laid out museum and the building was unusual. No coffee shop but if you show your ticket they will let you back in.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This museum, set in a beautiful private mansion (not your typical sterile museum environment), is the result of one man's wealth and deep seated passion for collecting the best of everything, ranging from paintings, pottery, sculptures, coins and medals, jewelry (a side effect from everything he offered his wife), and weapons (knives, swords, rifles, etc), to the most beautiful furniture.... More 

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Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights frame the neighbourhood of Barrio Salamanca. With beautiful condominium buildings that make up most blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.
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