Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada, San Fernando

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  • If you find yourself in San Fernando, and you have chance to visit it, do not hesitate, it is difficult to get it, will only visit the Friday morning and some that another day of open doors, but in this case with limited hours. The visit will be exhaustive, three hours, but you'll leave happy. It is place where the official time for all Spain, and formerly the Meridian which divided time applications up to his transfer to Grenwish. It has a library containing some books which are a jewel at the top. Despite extensive visit, assure you, not you bored.
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  • It is a wonderful visit for its history and everything that is done there, they take the time of the peninsula bone that if you visit leverages to put your watch more timely possible coinciding with the there, they also have more interesting dependencies. I recommend visiting it in family or couple.
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  • It is a place where you can appreciate the values of a nation, lies tranquility, sobriety, cleanliness, taste and design for all what you see, in addition to bringing you a lesson in patriotism and history of the nation.! I loved it!
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  • Located in the municipality of San Fernando, the Royal Institute and Observatory of the Navy is the oldest Astronomical Observatory of Spain and the fourth in the world. Founded in 1753 by Jorge Juan, this Centre is set the official time in Spain, being one of the most important science centers in the world.  Among its areas of research include the hour section, consisting of a battery of atomic clocks, which, since its installation in 1973, establish and maintain the scale of coordinated Universal time (U.T.C-R.O.A.) It is also interesting to mention the Geophysics section, which runs continuously since 1879. The section of astronomy has been mission since the founding of the Observatory conducting observations and theoretical studies of star positions and stars in the solar system. Initially which were necessary for the publication of the ephemeris and Nautical Almanac astronomical and subsequently, to expand its objectives, all those that were possible performing with their instruments and working methods, mainly the recommended by the International Astronomical Union. The astronomy section is divided into three services: Astrometry of Grand field, Solar astronomy and Astrometry Meridiana. This Centre is the first geomagnetic Observatory in Spain, so it also has a seismological station. The Centre's library consists of more than 30,000 volumes and in their inventory has 4 copies incunabula. It also has a huge historical and cultural heritage, with an important archival and bibliographic collection.
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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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