Museo Lázaro Galdiano

Museo Lázaro Galdiano is a delightful museum housed in the charming residence of bibliophile and art collector Lazaro Galdiano.

Museo Lázaro Galdiano

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The museum is less known than leading venues such as Prado or Reina Sofia however it houses unique pieces from various eras and cultures. The collection includes amazing paintings most of them from the middle ages as well as ravishing sculptures and belongings to important figures in history.

The grand floor shows a cultural mix. From the golding pieces we mention a dish of Julius Caesar from 16th century with its figure standing on it and a Tartaric Ewer from the 6th century BC. The treasure chamber boasts precious jewels in a chronological order including the art collector wife jewels and a Ceremonial Sword as a gift to the second Count of Tendilla from the Pope Innocent VIII in the 15th century.

A captivating piece of Lázaro Galdiano museum is “Christ at the column”, a prodige work of napoleon sculptor Michelangelo Nacerino. The numerous paintings express the art collector passion for gothic and renaissance paintings. The museum boasts one of Goya’s best paintings such as the “witches”, a masterpiece of Leonardo da Vinci student ” the young Christ” and the splendid 15th century “Saint John in the Desert”. Work extend to Flemish and Italian paintings.

The Museo Lázaro Galdiano promotes a memorable adventure in Spanish art golden age.