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Casas Museo

By | 9 August, 2018 | 0 comments

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The houses Museum. These are houses that belonged to celebrities from the world of art, literature, politics, science, and that were where these characters created some of their works, were inspired and lived for a certain time. These residences became museums many after the death of each of their owners and are now museums in which they show their works, and discover their way of life.

Museum houses are, to a certain extent, a window that gives visibility to the character’s personality, it is a way of knowing how they lived, intuiting what they were like, seeing what they were inspired by, what they liked, etc. In this way, knowing the character, we also know his work better, we understand it.

Here we leave you 4 museum houses of the capital, so you can discover more about the characters that lived in them:

Lázaro Galdiano Museum

Lázaro Galdiano was a man of fortune, businessman, intellectual, publisher and collector, who invested a lot of art and bibliography. He is remembered today for the great donation he made of his property to the Spanish State. This museum opened its doors in 1951. This project does not recreate the house as such, but it exposes different collections, although there are certain rooms that preserve their original layout and decoration intact. The museum shows a total of 4,820 pieces, so we recommend going with time to not lose any detail.

Address: Calle Serrano, 122, Madrid.

Sorolla Museum

The artist Joaquín Sorolla, had his last residence and workshop in Madrid, in a small palace in the center of Madrid. This house was the home of the painter’s last years and his workshop where he worked also took place. This house has a garden, where it is said, the artist painted his work

“A garden to paint”. This house museum opened its doors at the request of his widow, Clotilde García del Castillo, who donated funds to the State for the foundation of a museum in memory of her husband. That house museum opened its doors in 1932 until today.

Address: Paseo del General Martínez Campos, 37, Madrid.


Lope de Vega House Museum

Lope de Vega lived a quarter of a century, until his death in 1635 and there he wrote some of his most notable texts. The writer bequeathed the house to his daughter Feliciana and after several changes it was in 1931 when at that time his owner, an antiquarian specializing in lace, named the Academy patron of the Foundation that she had set up and which indicated the need to create there the Lope de Vega Museum.

So this house, located in the historic center of Madrid pays homage to the great writings and helps us to know his figure and his work. It is an entrance to the Spanish golden age and the Madrid of the s. XVII, to their homes, their society, their history, their religion and culture.

Address: Calle Cervantes, 11, Madrid.


Cerralbo Museum

It is a Spanish national museum, which collects the old private collection of works of art, archaeological objects and other antiques that belonged to Enrique de Aguilera y Gamboa, Marqués de Cerralbo. Remembered for his role as a historian and promoter of various archaeological expeditions. The museum was the palace and residence of the Marquis, it maintains almost intact its period aesthetics, with its furniture, antiques and paintings.

As the Marquis spent much of his time outside, he saw his palace not as a usual residential, but rather as the headquarters of his collections, where he organized great parties. In fact, it was already built with the intention that this would be the case, hence its large halls. The visit to this museum helps us to imagine how were the great celebrations of the end of s. XIX

Address: Calle Ventura Rodríguez, 17, Madrid.

If you have time, it is advisable to request an appointment to visit these Museum Houses, some of them are very requested and have a daily capacity. It is the ideal plan if what you like is to know how the characters that give rise to certain works lived.


Photo: Casa Museo Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida

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