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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  • This large aviation museum is located just outside Madrid at Cuatro Vientos and can be reached by bus. It is open for four hours each day 1000-1400. Much of the collection is based on the history of t...  more »
  • It was a great surprise know this air museum, in Cuatrovientos, with an impressive series of civil and military aircraft, seaplanes, autogyros. A magnificent lesson in Spanish aviation history, family. Too bad it is closed in August because there that knew us just travel... and free! (ask for a contribution of € 3 per visitor which in any case is mandatory. When the visit is over, almost you wish you could have given one larger amount).
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  • At least 2 years ago that we would not visit by the four winds Aviation Museum. They have remodeled several hangars and it is much better. He liked back. I highly recommend it.
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  • 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
  • Looks good from out. But notice pasted on the gate saying Closed in August" ! Will come back to visit some other time.
  • Really nice except that it's closed. In August and it stands nowhere nice -_-
  • Such a nice place to grab some Spanish aviation history
  • It is amazing. You can't leave Madrid without visiting it

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