Museo Lazaro Galdiano

Museo Lazaro Galdiano, Madrid: Hours, Address, Museo Lazaro Galdiano Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo Lazaro Galdiano
4.5
Tuesday
09:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 15:00
Thursday
09:30 - 15:00
Friday
09:30 - 15:00
Saturday
09:30 - 15:00
Sunday
09:30 - 15:00
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Neighbourhood: Salamanca (District)
How to get there
  • Gregorio Marañón • 7 min walk
  • Rubén Darío • 7 min walk
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Emily A
Madrid, Spain268 contributions
They have The Witches Sabbath!
Apr 2021
Covid is currently restricting life in all its facets, not least of these the art world, and yes, it has touched the magnificent Galdiano. But should you yearn for great art, lovely old home decor, and a tranquil place to get away, then get over to northern Serrano district to the Galdiano.
I went in the morning on the weekend, always good to beat the queue. And was able to spend some time in the Goya room where the collection of the Witches Sabbat paintings hang. Personally, I just love Goya. They also have The Third of May 1808, another must see of all art.
You may also get a tour or spend time in the gardens. All good ideas.
Written 14 July 2021
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,701 contributions
Interesting museum with an eclectic collection
Jan 2020
Lázaro Galdiano was a publisher who was active during the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He was an avid collector of, well, everything - paintings, coins, textiles, jewelry, arms, and furniture, to name some of his interests. Highlights of his collection are housed in this museum, which is his former mansion.
Written 30 November 2020
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SPAINDOCTOR
Madrid, Spain5,401 contributions
Bello
Oct 2020 • Solo
Lovely museum many good portraits
It is located in Serrano street near USA embassy
It deserves a visit
It has 4 floors
Written 10 October 2020
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FJGonzalezG
Bethesda, MD1,202 contributions
Incredible private collection
Mar 2020
The Lázaro Galdiano is a wonderful museum and very much worth the visit, if you have the time. It is smaller, and therefore, more manageable than the national museums. Half a day should do the trick.

Like the Phillips or the Barnes, it reflects the tastes of a successful businessman, collector and intellectual, and it is housed in his mansion in Barrio de Salamanca. The permanent collection contains classical works of art from Goya, El Greco, Zurbarán, José de Rivera, and Hieronymus Bosch, as well as bronze figures, ceramics, glassware, textiles, medals and weapons.

Not content with displaying the classical collection, during our visit the museum included works by living Spanish artist Javier Viver, some of which he juxtaposed with classical works to provide a wonderfully new and illuminating context. Viver’s work included a gigantic (20 ft. tall) salt statue of Lot’s wife, as well as strategically placed photos from the Psychiatric Hospital of St. Pátriére.

One of the ceilings has a fresco with references to Goya’s Clothed Maja, as well as some of the works in the museum. Also outstanding, were Hieronymus Bosch’s St. John the Baptist in Meditation, Goya’s Witches’ Sabbath, and a painting of late 18th century king Carlos IV by Agustín Esteve y Marqués, in which Carlos IV bears an uncanny resemblance to Juan Carlos, the father of the current king.
Written 27 April 2020
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josephine545
Madrid, Spain79 contributions
the museum is a wonderful collection of art
Jan 2020
The museum is beautiful. It has a wonderful collection of paintings.
The ballroom is interesting. The rooms are nicely decorated.
Written 16 March 2020
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dkevan2020
Madrid, Spain17 contributions
Three in one: A Palace , a Museum and a Beautiful Garden.
Nov 2019
This lovely palace contains a marvellous museum full of works of art and precious objects. The result of a life as a collector, it is a perfect size for a visit. There is an important collection of Goyas but many other styles and epochs are represented.
And you can finish off with a sroll around the grounds and maybe sit in the shade of a mature tree.Incidentally I go here often because I live very near.
Written 4 March 2020
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sheepygold
london4,736 contributions
A feast for the eyes. Do not miss!
Jan 2020 • Solo
This museum is small compared to the Prado for instance but still takes at least 2.5 hours to do properly. There is so much to see especially paintings spanning 5 or 6 centuries but there is wonderful furniture too as well as silverware and object d'art, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, miniature paintings, books..The house itself is stunning especially the painted ceilings. Do not miss the fourth floor which is in the attic and contains various collections of coins for instance, ivory objects, weapons, fabrics...This really is a do not miss experience.
Written 29 January 2020
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Robert B
Saratoga Springs, NY984 contributions
A Taxi Ride from City Center, but Should be a Trip Priority !!
May 2019
Constant Companion and I have been meaning to get to the Museo Lazaro Galdiano during each our last four trips to Madrid. However, there is so much to do and see that the taxi ride up to the museum was always deferred till next time. This visit it was a priority!
The museum itself is housed in the mansion of editor, financier, and world traveler, Lazaro Galdiano. By the 1940's he was recognized as "one of the greatest patrons of culture in nineteenth century Spain". This description is not in the least an overstatement as the museum is a real visual encyclopedia of art through the 19th century!
The ground floor provides some nice background on Lazaro Galdiano and what to expect in this nicely curated museum. Next floor up you are given a real feel for the family's social life and its collection of art from Spain's Golden Age. I was particularly enamored with Bosch's "Meditations of St. John the Baptist" here. The third floor displays the museum's extensive holdings of tiles, coins, porcelain, textiles, etc. Also, when we visited there was a special exhibit by Guillaume Bruere in which he created his interpretations of many of the works hanging in the museum. If you enjoy art from Spain's Golden Age and works by such acclaimed Spanish artists as El Greco and Goya as well a stunning works by the likes of Hieronymus Bosch and William Turner this is not to be missed. Make it your priority in Madrid!
Written 17 January 2020
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Hendrik_Demol
Damme, Belgium91 contributions
late discovery - worth a visit
Dec 2019
We only got there on our last day of our weekdn visit to Madrid. The Prado has the bigger collection, but this museum is easier to visit: more variety and a great overview
Written 30 December 2019
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edge46
Chatham, IL459 contributions
Nice small museum
Nov 2019
Definitely worth a visit if in the area. The building and gardens are beautiful. The collection is not big but has a few unique items (Goya, Bosch, El Greco) and interesting collections of weapons, porcelain, books, and jewelry. Not crowded, one can take time and enjoy this little gem.
Written 14 December 2019
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  • Tue - Sun 09:30 - 15:00
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