The Palacio de Liria will open its doors in September to everyone’s admiration

The Palacio de Liria will open its doors in September to everyone’s admiration

The opening of a new museum or cultural space is something that will always have a place in Diario del Viajero, and if in this case, it is a private residence inhabited at the moment, then more, because we have something of a gossip soul.

As they did last year with the Monterrey Palace, in Salamanca, and with the Palace of the DueΓ±as of Seville in 2016, the Casa de Alba Foundation remains faithful to its commitment to the dissemination and conservation of historical heritage- artistic family and offer it to all those who want to pay the entrance fee.

The Palacio de Liria, is one of the most important private residences of the capital, being one of the most imposing Madrid palaces of the 18th century, and is considered the little brother of the Royal Palace. It is a beautiful neoclassical building located on Calle de la Princesa, rectangular and surrounded by gardens. The Civil War bombings severely damaged him, leaving him almost reduced to his four facades after several days burning. At that time, much of the art collection was safe.

During the visits, which become daily when becoming a museum, more than a dozen rooms located on the ground floor and first of the Palace will be visited , including the library with its more than 18,000 volumes and where, among other jewels, the Bible of the Casa de Alba, autograph letters of Christopher Columbus, the last testament of Fernando the Catholic or the first edition of ‘El Quijote’ in Madrid, 1605.

The rooms of the Palacio de Liria are organized logically according to their functionality, artistic style, historical era, and national schools. You can visit following that order the main dining room and the ballroom, the Italian Hall, with works from the 15th to the 17th centuries or the Spanish hall, full of artists of the Golden Age.

That great artistic legacy of the House of Alba will allow you to see 600 years of patronage and collecting with pictorial works such as portraits of Goya, Titian, and Rubens of some of the Dukes and Duchesses, as well as other canvases by Velazquez, Murillo or El Greco. Collections of porcelain, clocks, furniture, tapestries, all of different styles and periods will accompany all the rooms.

The visits, in groups of 20 people, will last 65 minutes and will begin in September, being able to purchase tickets at this time through the web and when they open, also at the box office. The general price will be € 14, with reduced rates also provided, and will include audioguide in several languages ​​with which you can enjoy a unique experience in which music and voiceovers will immerse you in family history.

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