Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada, San Fernando

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  • Unfortunately, the guide gets experience, more than two hours, becomes unbearable. His speech, this comprehensive, is loaded with data and opinions quite expendable, which do more than muddy the understanding of the place and its importance. Almost at any time, it is educational. Impossible for children. A real shame. I hope that those responsible might correct this situation.
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  • I have little to add to what is said in other comments: the site is worth a visit without a doubt. Collections are amazing and the place is still currently a research center.
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  • The guided view is highly recommended. It was the Marine Guard school before Astronomical Observatory. In the are atomic clocks that give the official time in Spain. For years, the zero meridian of the length of the maps used by Spanish ships (epoch pre-Greenwich) went through it. It has a large scientific library where you saved, among others, an original of the Principia Mathematica for Newton.
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  • The official time of the meridian of Greenwich! It is a must-see if you come to San Fernando, a historical place that still marks our hours. Libraries, leave you without words and the ability of those who manage it with so much gossip obsolete, even more!
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  • It is worth visiting the Observatory of San Fernando
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  • One of the most important observatories of Spain. In its facilities, we can find a powerful laser telescope, a full seismograph equipment and one of the most accurate clocks in the world. For a time the time signals of the country governed by this watch.
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  • Picturesque place which is worth visiting. From there it gives time for all Spain and the first steps that mark the time on the radio comes from there.
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  • It is a historical place with great importance even to this day. Visits are very pleasant and the personnel of the Navy attends with great professionalism. A site that must obligatorily visit.
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