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Naval Museum, Madrid

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
Naval Museum reflects the fact that, although Madrid itself is land-locked, Spain’s rulers have profited from the country’s extensive coasts for centuries. The history displayed here begins with the Catholic Monarchs, Isabella I and Ferdinand II, who authorized Christopher Columbus’ expedition. On view are the earliest still-existing map of the Americas and scale models of ships, among many other items of interest. Entrance is inexpensive, but you must bring a photo ID to be allowed in. By using our Madrid travel itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Naval Museum and other attractions in Madrid.
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  • Though not a maritime history buff, I endorse a visit to this amazing museum, filled with intricate ship models covering several centuries of boat-building, portraits of the heads of Spain's navy, rel...  read more »
  • One of the must-see attractions of Madrid, the Museum impressed by the richness of details, explanations of the guides and the acquis. The price is cheap (giveaway of three euros when I visited), are in easy-to-access location and there are some restrictions on time, so it's important to check before the official site.
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  • In my opinion and with all u history nas yet. _All the times that I have visited Madrid rapt queddo mirandola.
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  • As the name of this museum suggests, this museum focuses on ships, more specifically the history of the Spanish navy. While not a particular ship enthusiast myself (nor my family for that matter), we don't regret our decision of spontaneously going in as we passed by. The craftsmanship of many of the ship models are beautiful and done with incredible detail. Don't forget to look up and see the ginormous figureheads from old boats mounted against the wall. If I remember correctly, only the main exhibits had English descriptions, otherwise it was primarily Spanish. Any bags you may have are scanned before you go upstairs to the entrance of the museum (I believe there was a lift available), and that is because you are free to carry your bags into the museum. Some parts of the museum exhibit is quite cramped so it is probably wise to be careful when walking around with bigger bags. I am reading here belatedly that the entrance into the museum was actually free, but on the day of my visit the lady at the desk told us the admission fee was 3Euros per person, perhaps because it's just easier to ask for the tiny amount rather than going on this long explanation of admission practices.
  • They having really interesting pieces! The price is absolutely affordable (3eur). Some rooms should need a bit of fresh painting. Most of the explanations were in Spanish only. Maybe a bit of atmosphere music would have been nicer.
  • Fascinating history and tons of detailed models. I definitely learned a ton about the Spanish navy across time. They also have beautiful artwork on display. The gift shop has genuinely interesting stuff, and the museum itself is huge and free!
  • Excellent, well organised, inexpensive. Nice shop. Loved it.
  • Very nice museum, detailed Spanish naval history during the last 1000 years. Models, weapons, videos, maps. Beautiful and interesting.
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