Museo Lázaro Galdiano

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Museo Lázaro Galdiano

The Lázaro Galdiano Museum is located in what was one of the most sumptuous private residences in Madrid (Spain) in the early decades of the twentieth century and is a testimony of the way of life at that time. Your visit will be a unique experience. It starts with the garden that surrounds the museum and continues with the antique lift that leads you up to the elaborate rooms with their fantastic architectural and decorative features. It is a trip back in time during which you will discover the taste of José Lázaro Galdiano and his family and the 13,000 works of art housed within these walls, making it one of the most important private collections of its time.

The magnificent collection of paintings, sculptures, jewellery, fans, ivory objects, textiles, coins, weapons, miniatures, glass and ceramics, reflect the personality of José Lázaro Galdiano, his interests and his boundless passion for the arts. The visitor is able to view a whole range of exceptional pieces spanning from antiquity to the early twentieth century and enjoy some of the great artistic masters.

One of José Lázaro’s main aims as a collector and patron of the arts was to retrieve and preserve Spain’s artistic heritage. Due to the fact that the museum houses pieces by the most important and influential Spanish artists, it has become an important point of reference. The collection includes works of art from Tartessian and Roman cultures right up to the Golden Age. The Lázaro Galdiano Museum has an excellent collection of gold and silver work, luxurious Moorish fabrics and Hispano-Flemish jewellery, as well as paintings by El Greco, Goya, Zurbarán, Murillo, Velázquez and Federico de Madrazo – a real delight for those who want to gain a deep understanding of Spanish art.

However, José Lázaro Galdiano’s interest in artistic genius and beauty also made him look beyond his native borders. His contacts in the art world and his constant trips abroad helped him obtain a truly outstanding collection of art from other countries. His collection includes porcelain from Limoges, ceramics, Italian Majolica, ivory objects, French watches and one of the most important collections of miniatures Europe. He also collected as well as fantastic works by artists from different European schools, including great masters such as Bosch, Frans van Mieris, Lucas Cranach and Sir Joshua Reynolds. It is the collection of collections and leads you through the entire History of Art in one city, Madrid.

Opening hours
Sunday from 10:00 to 15:00, Monday: closed, Tuesday from 10:00 to 16.30, Wednesday from 10:00 to 16:30, Thursday from 10:00 to 16:30, Friday from 10:00 to 16:30, Saturday from 10:00 to 16:30. For more information, please call 00-34-91-561-6084, and ask for extension 101.

NEW - The first Friday of every month we open in the afternoon, from 17h to 21 h. Entry will be free.

Admission fees, per person

Afternoon guided visits: €8.00 (with reservation only).

Discounted entrance fee: €3.00 (at entrance and upon showing valid ID):

Persons over 60.
Students with valid student pass.
Family groups: one adult and three children. One adult and two children, one of whom is disabled, if they are part of a Large Family.
Disabled visitors.
Groups of over 10 persons who have scheduled a visit.
Free admission:

On opening from 15:30 until 16:30. On Sundays, from 14:00 until 15:00.
All children under 12 years of age accompanied by an adult.
All persons who are unemployed.
All teachers.
Visitors who are members of organizations (such as ICOM, professional associations and teaching centers) that have signed agreements with the Fundación Lázaro Galdiano granting free admission to the Museum.

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Museo Lázaro Galdiano
Calle Serrano 122
915616084 - ext. 126


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