About The House
Interior of the Liria Palace. Madrid, Spain
I am pleased to welcome you to our Casa de Alba Fine Food gourmet shop, the result of a mission that my mother Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart (XVIII Duchess of Alba) entrusted to me a few years before her death and that can now be seen fulfilled. Each of the products has its reason for being and a direct connection with what my family represents, with our tradition and with our legacy.
Carlos Fitz-James Stuart y Martínez de Irujo
The House of Alba is one of the most important aristocratic families in the world whose origin dates back to the 15th century, where the first Duke of Alba came from. Currently, after 6 centuries making history, it is considered the most important heraldic house in Europe with a foundation that treasures: 10 emblematic palaces, 19 castles spread throughout the geography, an art collection of more than 250 works by great masters such as They are Rubens, Rembrandt, Goya, Renoir, etc. And a library of 18,000 volumes that includes letters from the travels of Christopher Columbus, a copy of the first edition of Don Quixote among other invaluable incunabula works.
In addition, in the business sphere, the Casa de Alba is the largest landowner in Spain with 38,000 hectares of agricultural exploitation in addition to multiple business interests.