Cerralbo Museum

Madrid, Spain

Cerralbo Museum is a well-preserved example of a 19th century mansion with its original decor and display of collections. It was the residence of Enrique de Aguilera, 17th Marquis of Cerralbo and his family: the wife, Inocencia Serrano, and her offspring, Antonio and Amelia del Valle. The Marquis was a great art and history lover who created an important art and antiquities collection

The mansion was built and decorated between 1883 and 1893. Designed as a residential home, it was also a place where the Marquis could exhibit his private collections. Today, it is one of the most representative house-museums in Spain.