Lovers of cultural tourism will find in Madrid a unique destination filled with a wide range of possibilities to enjoy their trip to the capital city of Spain big time. Besides its great museums and renowned exhibition venues known worldwide, Madrid also concentrates within itself a number of incredibly interesting house-museums, home to art pieces of a huge historical value. In order to discover these attractive historical facilities, a good starting point is to book an accessible and comfortable hotel in the centre of Madrid, with the perfect location to move around the city much easier. It’s also the best option to make the most of your time and see ancient small palaces, which nowadays have become historical house-museums, like the one dedicated to the Spanish artist Sorolla, or the Cerralbo Museum, amongst many others.
The Romantic Museum is a good place to start if you have decided to fully immerse yourself into this fantastic cultural proposal. It is located inside the premises of the old Marqués de Matallana palace, so be ready to embark on a fruitful journey by art of the romantic period, and to enjoy wonderful pictorial creations of the highest level. An entertaining walk amongst decor elements of the greatest value, furniture, as well as other objects and pieces created by artists of the height of Goya, Sèvres or Madrazo. Given its international recognition, the Sorolla Museum is a mandatory stop for all lovers of history and culture. This marvellous enclave dedicated to Joaquín Sorolla was immensely relevant in his life, for it was the place of residence of the Valencian artist and his family. It’s located in the Chamberí neighbourhood in Madrid and it opened its doors thanks to Sorolla’s widow, who wanted to bring her husband’s extensive pictorial legacy closer to the public.
After a nice relaxing time in a hotel in the centre of Madrid and sampling the delicious Madrilenian cuisine, we recommend you to set your course towards the Serrano area. More precisely, it is the Cerralbo Museum the next place of interest in our itinerary by the capital city’s cultural programme. In spite of its relevance within the art scene, it is not particularly well known to the public. Which is a shame, because this museum boasts a careful selection of over 50,000 pieces, including furniture, paintings, jewellery, weaponry and archaeological elements, amongst many others. Such a wide range of historically valuable objects will undoubtedly wake the curiosity of all travellers, whether they have come with friends, their partner, or with their family.
To round off this beautiful tour, we recommend you to pay a visit to our last two recommendations: The Fuente del Rey house-museum in Aravaca. This area constitutes a unique place for lovers of painting, gathering within its facilities works of the most prestigious artists, namely Salvador Dalí, Rendir, or Mariano Fortuny. Over 3,000 metres of art and beautiful gardens to make for the perfect getaway to Madrid. Last, but not least, the Lázaro Galdiano Museum is a gem situated in the Salamanca neighbourhood. Its facilities offer all visitors to take a look at unique pieces by internationally renowned artists, namely Hieronymus Bosch, Goya, Zurbarán, or El Greco. A most interesting proposal to enjoy a creative and intellectual atmosphere, as well as a chance to learn everything about the life and work of all these artists. Before you there is a variety of proposals to experience an artistic getaway to the capital city of Spain. Enjoy your time off with Sidorme and the most comfortable facilities of our hotel in the centre of Madrid.