Museo del Aire, Madrid

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Military history and aircraft enthusiasts appreciate Museo del Aire, a national aviation museum housing hundreds of weapons, documents, and aircraft. Learn about more than 20 planes and helicopters on display, most of them ex-military, and watch for the Cessna 310--the space suit used by Cuba's first cosmonaut. When you're finished viewing the indoor exhibitions, head out back to see the Granma Memorial, a glass structure featuring the yacht that transported Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries from Mexico to Cuba for the revolution. The outdoor displays also feature a Soviet tank destroyer and the engine of a U.S. Lockheed U-2 spy plane shot down during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Make Museo del Aire part of your personalized Madrid itinerary using our Madrid journey site .
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  • The Museum is ideal for travelling with children. Surprisingly, the amount of aircraft, engines, models, and other elements which houses. Admission is free, although applying for 3 euros per adult to maintain facilities. Price cheap for what it offers. The quality of the collections is very good although some aircraft is quite damaged (rather logical since some aircraft have more than 40 years) is recommended to go early since parking is small and is filled immediately.
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  • It is huge and has a large variety of helicopters and airplanes of all kinds. He accompanied us a volunteer guide who told us interesting things. It is worth approaching.
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  • Hello! We were a couple with a child of 7 years, the truth that we arrived at 12 and closed at 14, it gave us time to see it all, but if one is to stop more in detail better go with more time, because there are more things to see in the hangars , cameras, uniformities... What I liked the least is that on the web it is free (strange that) only allowed donations and enter say: Hello! The child does not pay, adults is a donation of 3 euros, but well, jerk, and over had no well change to give us and my boy said, because cobra you 15e, if you do not have the euro and said: no, is not that they are 6e , and already had to say: then it is not donation as such... WE ARE GOING THAT I FOUND FEISIMO! It is better that they had charged US € 5 (because I'd pay them) to t put on the web a thing and the woman who is there at the entrance to speak so evil and do so bad, because in the end, not you stay with the feeling of donation or anything. Backpacks cannot be passed, there are lockers to leave them if you go by car and doing Sun to see the planes and helicopters from abroad take cream and wear glasses.
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  • Must go museum for aviation enthusiast, especially about older generation aircraft (30s-70s). They have a nice collection of military aircraft that not easily seen else where.
  • Great place to visit if you are an aviation enthusiast,a lot of flight activity above the museum wich create a nice atmosphere,3Euro is the price to visit the museum,be advise if you do not have a car take the bus from the Principe Pio station,the bus will leave you in front of the museum.(the metro Cuatro Vienos station is quite far 30-40 minutes of walking on a dirt road loacated near the highway)
  • Good place to spend 2 hours if you like old planes
  • Very interesting place, difficult to get there by public transportation
  • A lot of amazing contemporary and first age airplanes. If you are really into aeronautics maybe 4 hours is not going to be enough for appreciating the vast material on display
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