Naval Museum, Madrid

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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. With our world travel planner, Madrid attractions like Naval Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • disappointed: nationalism exacerbated a military museum dedicated to the glory of the Spanish Navy rather than a naval museum. Battle of Trafalgar: the Spaniards were only :-((no word on many French ships which we suffered heavy losses, nor on the valiant sailor French of the formidable who killed Horatio Nelson however apparently proud to have received gifts from the first consul Bonaparte (guns with accessories in sumptuous boxes) nationalism, oil paintings of Franco and Carrero Blanco in large format the Fascist Spaniards are part of history, but it's shocking to see these criminals in good place in this museum. Beautiful models but Franco and Blanco me we waste the visit I love the Spain and the Spaniards but not the spirit of this Museum
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  • It is located between Plaza Cibeles and Prado Museum. Price of the ticket, volunteer from three euros. Free guided visit. It has a lot to see of our naval history, up to the present. We did it with guided tour, with a lady, sorry for not remember name. It was right, all that at the end are you towards long visit, three hours, that is wanted to give you just too dates, then are you into something heavy. We must understand that they are voluntary guides that do not charge for it. But my advice that was less specific. But thank you. It is worth.
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  • Very interesting museum with lots of artifacts and models of war ships. However almost all the info is only in Spanish, so you do not get all the interesting details. The admission fee is voluntary 3€...  more »
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  • I did the 3 hour free guided tour though the museum (in Spanish only). Very very interesting. The guide was very passionate and was able to keep our attention for the full 3 hours. Get the guided tour or at least the audioguide or you won't be able to appreciate the museum. PS: The 3 euros admission is actually voluntary
  • You are most likely coming here because you are a tourist that wants to see an interesting museum in Spain regarding their Naval history. You will arrive and see that it is 3€ for an adult and that young kids are free. You might worry that this is a cheap place. You will enter and see seemingly endless interesting exhibits featuring many interesting models ranging from the 16 century to modern day Spanish naval power. You will see historical guns, swords, cannons, bits of ships and learn a lot in the process. You will leave thinking they could charge 15€ per person and still get a lot of visitors. If you are in Madrid and are looking for something to do, try the Naval museum, because it's definitely worth it. -written by my 13 y/o son who usually doesn't like museums. I agree with him, a great and underrated museum.
  • I am not into ships, but this place was really special! It was so dense with objects and cool maps. I highly recommend going here for an hour to check the place out really quick, as it was very cheap to get in.
  • THIS MUSEUM IS CLOSED ON MONDAYS, it doesn't say so on google. this place is great. they have an audio tour for 2 euros, which both me and my brother enjoyed. do bring headphones if you opt for the audio tour, or you'll have to hold the device to your ear like a phone, not uncomfortable but also not very comfortable.
  • The museum is much larger than we anticipated for the 3 € we paid. It is interesting. Not much explanation in English.

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