Instituto Valencia de Don Juan, Madrid

3.5
#1398 of 1,618 in Things to do in Madrid
Instituto Valencia de Don Juan is located in Madrid. Add Instituto Valencia de Don Juan to your Madrid travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Madrid trip itinerary planner .
Create an itinerary including Instituto Valencia de Don Juan
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Instituto Valencia de Don Juan Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
4 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • For me the two best qualifiers of this collection is quality and surprise. Frankly you do not expect a collection of these characteristics even intuit it because it has almost no advertising and the visits are very restricted because of the indications of the founder. The specialty is ceramics finding what you want to mold in Spain from the Middle Ages (the Muslim collection is striking) until the eighteenth century (I had not seen as many pieces and of as good quality of the Good Retiro factory as here). Also noteworthy are the textiles especially, for me, the Nasrid collection. You can find what you want in decorative arts from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. It was surprising to find me a jubón of men in perfect conditions of the XVI century or old stained glass to the crystals for preservation. If you are interested in armor the collection is also very good or the rolling privileges or the marfiles.... A characteristic of the collection is its arrangement with ancient criteria very close to the vacui horror that today are shocking to the visitor but serve as a testament to a way of presenting and collecting. The library has some very interesting backgrounds but your consultation is limited to researchers. The Institute has two different parts the museum (already mentioned) and the housing of the inhabitants. It is very curious to visit this part because you see what was actually a house of the upper class of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century both in the conception of the spaces and in the way of decorating them. For its uniqueness (and not for the quality of the exposed) what struck me most was the founder's office. As a last tip don't forget to look at the great collection of confectioners and tapestries found throughout the building. Visiting it is very difficult because it can only be done at the prior request because the founder wanted the collections to be mainly the subject of research rather than exposure to the public.
    View original
  • I have been able to visit it thanks to the guided tours organized by Welcome to the Palace. It's worth it.
    View original
Google
  • El Greco Allegory of the Camaldolese Order
  • Great door copy of The Old Latina Hospital.
    View original
Places to stay near Instituto Valencia de Don Juan

Plan your trip to Madrid

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Madrid

View all >
4.7
Duration: 3​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 3​h

Museums in Madrid

View all >
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Madrid

4.9
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 3​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h
3.8
Duration: 3​h

Parks in Madrid

3.7
Duration: 2​h
3.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h

Historic Sites in Madrid

View all >
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h

Nearby attractions in Madrid

3.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 3​h
4.9
Duration: 4​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h