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Do you like elegance, good taste and beautiful places? Come with us to visit two outstanding palaces in our city. With our licensed guide you will get immersed in the aristocratic setting of Cerralbo and the royal ambience of Spanish kings along the last 200 years.
Cerralbo Museum means a journey into the 19th century aristocracy. This museum reflects the tastes of the period through a wide range of works of art. The house-museum was created by the Marquis of Cerralbo and visitors can go back in time to see how an aristocratic family lived at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. The palace has works of art and everyday objects set in their original rooms, collected by this intellectual who was passionate about the arts and humanities. Special mention should be made of paintings by different European artists dating from the 16th-19th centuries, as well as sculptures, drawings, prints, coins, medals, weapons and armor, watches, lamps, jewels, ceramics, furniture, carpets, etc. An endless list that will captivate you.
Our present Royal Palace was built in the oldest place of Madrid, just where Muslims built the old fortress, the so-called Alcazar, that gave birth to our city. In the 18th century, upon the fire of the alcazar, king Philippe the 5th decided to construct a new palace. The best Italian and Spanish architects were asked to design an astonishing building of almost 1,5 million square feet and more than 3000 rooms. Don’t worry, we won’t see all of them!
Our local official guide will take you along the ones that are opened to visitors, explaining you about the different kings and queens that lived here along the time, from Charles the 3rd up to Alfonso the 13th, that left the Palace in 1931.
We’ll see their portraits, the rooms where they were getting dressed or having lunch, the Royal chapel, rooms full of beauty and elegance that our present king, Philippe the 6th, still uses for official events such as State dinners and Ambassador’s credentials. It is a unique opportunity to enjoy a “Royal atmosphere”.
In between these two visits we will stop by a cafeteria close to the Royal Palace to enjoy a coffee while admiring the astonishing views of Madrid.