Design before design. 19th-century interiors of the Cerralbo Museum
From 06.02.20 a 27.02.20
12:00 a 12:45

In the Cerralbo Museum we can admire first hand the characteristics that define the interior decoration of the late 19th century before the development of the design concept. Enrique de Aguilera, XVII Marquis of Cerralbo, devised not only the building, but also its aesthetic and functional spaces. The Stairs of Honor, the backbone of nineteenth-century mansions, is an authentic piece of crafts that responds to the needs of utility and representation characteristic of this type of housing. The Arab Room is a small room in which exoticism and orientalism of the end of the century are the ideal canvas for the exhibition of the Marquis' collections. In the Gala Dining room, the fashion of the Europe of the moment is combined with the recycling of luxurious materials. Finally, the Chaflán Hall constitutes a unique space within the palace-museum with an integral design of decoration and lighting with electric light.

Guided by Caroline Montero de Espinosa, museum technician, we will discover the richness and variety of decorative and environmental resources employees in these rooms.


Dates: Every Thursday of February: 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th
Hour: 12pm. Approximate duration 45 minutes

Place: Museo Cerralbo
Admission: Free. Limited capacity. Prior registration required. More information and registration