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The Museum of Dreams
"There is a place in Madrid where time stopped" Cerralbo Museum.
There is an aristocratic jewel in Madrid that is the keeper of more than 100-years of history. The former home of the Marquis de Cerralbo, it has been visited by people from all over the world, who come intrigued by the opportunity to dip a toe into the lives of the Spanish aristocracy of the late nineteenth century.The Cerralbo Museum remains exactly the same as when the Marquis lived here. Filled with artefacts and family heirlooms, he donated the house to the city on his death in 1922, and today, following a meticulous restoration in the first decade of the 21st century, it is one of the only museums in the Spanish capital that still showcases the original decor of the time.
Veranos de la Villa
One of the great surprises of Madrid is how green it is. It’s parks colour the city in great swathes of green – meadows and frothy forests, sinewy rivers bordered by willows, deep, cool urban pools - that provide a cooling balm to the heat of high summer. Knitted together they create a verdant playground for the annual Veranos de la Villa (Summer in the City) cultural agenda that spans two months over July and August.