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Museo del Aire, Madrid

Categories: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
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. Add Museo del Aire to your Madrid travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Madrid trip itinerary planner.
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  • Major exhibition of civilian aircraft and war. Has part covered and to open air. Well worth visiting it with children. I love them
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  • Air Museum could be of reference, but is "far away", poorly communicated and is not advertised, the great forgotten. On the other hand it has much potential since the facilities are very large and has very iconic aircraft in the history of aviation but lacks a touch of modernity and updated a bit, something that appeals to the public in general, not just the aviation lovers.
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  • Liked to my five-year-old son. His father and my also. Only that by what I have read still closed the hangar 6 and 7 with it that disappoints a bit... are three euros and "voluntary contribution" is already listed in the guides.
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  • hard to get there ,i used metro cuatro vientos and walk to, about 10min near by rail fance but great place for plane fanatics 1 euro for adults and free for kids and best cafe in cantine :) trudno sie dostac do muzeum ale warto ja wybralem metro cuatro vientos i pozniej pieszo wzdluz plotu kolejowego jest scieszka dla pieszych moze 10 minut pieszo super muzeum jesli ktos lubi takie rzeczy michal moz od magdy
  • Great place to see old airplanes and read information about them. The museum is mostly outdoors so if you're going, make sure the weather is good. There's a small café and a shop available.
  • It has been home to a total of 150 different aircraft (planes, helicopters) as well as an exhibition with uniforms, medals, engines, models, weapons and other aviation related artefacts.
  • only my second time visiting this great museum in Madrid, i arrived a little early than expected, but the lady at the office was kind enough to let me wonder around, so much has changed in 10yrs but the visit was well worth the trip 5/5
  • This is a great, free museum! There are aircraft here that I have never seen before, let alone even knew existed. The exhibits are well laid out and organized in numerous buildings. Most of the signage is in Spanish with some in English. The helicopter section was pretty good and in a separate building. Usually its few odd ball choppers pushed in a corner, in a Canadian museum. Check the hours ahead of time. I believe it was open from 1100 to 1400. If you are taking a bus, good luck. I took #39 from downtown and then needed to walk about 5 km along a freeway and shady ares. Google maps direction gets me again! Drive or take a taxi.
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