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Museo del Aire, Madrid

(4.4/5 based on 190+ 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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  • This museum is located in Cuatrovientos, clay of Madrid, on the road of Extremadura. It is a very curious for the public in general and especially for amateur aviation, since with the exposed models you can see the evolution of this means of transport as used in our days.
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  • Finally got here on my second attempt but it was well worth it even with two hangers being closed. It's not easy to get to. apparently you can get a green bus from Principe Pio but as I don't speak Sp...  more »
  • This museum recounts the history of Spanish aviation, from the Juan de la Cierva autogyro until our days. In the you can see all kinds of aircraft, many of them historical, in perfect state of conservation. I recommend joining a tour group. Spectacular aircraft in the open air. I've been twice, and there is always some hangar in repair, not allowing you see throughout the Museum, that is why do not give you five stars.
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  • It is amazing. You can't leave Madrid without visiting it
  • I really love it. If you like airplanes, you have to go. They have a very good collection there. The entrance is free.
  • Museum of old planes. Good place for airplane enthusiast. They charge 3 euros for the entrance fee.
  • Nice place to view big amount of planes and immerse into the history of aviation. Keep in mind that nobody there speaks English and you can't get audioguide here.
  • 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.