Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales
3.5
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The National Museum of Natural Sciencies: a unique place in Madrid. From December 2010 new exhibits of Geology, Zoology, Paleontology and Human Evolution are on display. It is worth a visit!
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Neighbourhood: Chamartín
How to get there
  • Gregorio Marañón • 5 min walk
  • República Argentina • 8 min walk
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles598 reviews
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bill h
Bristol, UK586 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We stayed in Madrid for 7 nights but I would suggest 5 is about right.

We visited three of the famous museums and saw some iconic artwork by famous artists. But, the queue’s were very long, even late at night. So buy tickets on line, then you can go to the head of the queue.
We visited the Zoological gardens which was a bit of a disappointment. Better to visit the larger park directly behind it with the huge lake.

We walked everywhere rather than use taxis.

We caught the Metro from the airport to Sol subway station and walked to our Hotel from there.

There were hundreds of bars and restaurants within walking distance of our Hotel. The Tapas was amazing but Madrid is much more expensive than other places in Spain, so drinks and food are obviously more expensive too. But we found some great restaurants that didn’t break the bank.

Don’t be afraid to go off the tourist trails. Use local bars and eat what the locals eat. Night life is buzzing and it’s safe. Or we thought so.

There is loads to see and do during the day but my suggestion is just to walk and see where you end up. Around the palace is a great walking area.

Our hotel was fine but if I did it again I would find somewhere a bit more up market with s nice lounge, a bar and maybe a pool or spa. There was a gym right next to our Hotel but it was very busy all of the time.

Give Madrid a try it’s a great City.
Written 22 April 2024
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GemsNI
Armagh, UK640 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Lots of artifacts, animal and bird species to view, minerals, fossils, dinosaur replicas and historical information about explorers, naturalists and scientists. Some videos to watch as you go around. There were different groups of school kids which added to the noise in the building, but it was fine. Really enjoyed this museum.
Written 12 February 2024
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patjaniak
Warsaw, Poland173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
IT is a very good place, lots of exhibitions, rocks dinozaura, evolutions, some interestings story on movies, and what wasn't good- dead Animals which were stuffed earlier.
Nevertheles IT was a good timer to spend there
Written 16 December 2023
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Travelwithmichi
27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
Quite interesting and complete, since my son loves museum, we came here. Tbh i didn't really visit many museums so can't give comparison with others but for me it's quite good.
Written 15 August 2023
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trip-radar
Rhodes Town, Greece784 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
I visited two exhibitions in two nearby buildings. The first was about biology, zoology, whereas the second about dinosaurs.
Written 25 June 2022
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Scott A
Eastbourne, UK6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Avoid this museum at all costs - unless, perhaps, you have young children who could potentially be entertained by a fairly limited selection of stuffed animals. Although a bit of an unfair comparison, anyone who's ever visited the Natural History Museum in London (for free) will be shocked at this thoroughly unengaging place. The unimaginative displays are ultimately compounded by an exorbitant entrance fee and unfriendly staff. In fact, when my wife and I visited, we were held back to allow a group of schoolchildren in, who arrived after us - which felt very much like preferential treatment for the locals. I conversed in very polite Spanish with an employee who was very gruff, unpleasant, and ridiculously officious. I felt like a prison inmate, receiving instructions from the warden - 'No flash photography. Do you understand? No flash photography'. Worst of all, we were not told that the museum is separated into two buildings. To access one from the other, you actually have to go outside and re-enter - what utter madness!

Avoid this one and be sure you visit the National Archaeological Museum (MAN) instead.
Written 10 June 2022
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MDOGP
Dallas, TX1,217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Solo
I am not very fond of animals or science, but I really enjoyed the visit to this museum. It is specially interesting the room dedicated to Charles Darwin, the one to the Charles the Third and his interest for botany, and the one dedicated to Ramón y Cajal.
Written 30 January 2021
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davisonp2014
Bristol, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Very educational visit - lots of very well thought out exhibits. Very thought provoking. Some examples of how the museum is working to save endangered species. A good exhibition of wildlife local to the area and national park. Exhibition of taxidermy techniques. Well worth a visit. 10 min walk from Gregorio Maranon metro stop.
Written 19 November 2019
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Raa
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK3,140 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Bit of a trek to get too, not well signed either for an attraction.

There are two buildings which make up the museum. You buy your ticket at the first, this gives you access to the second building from the outside.

There’s a lot of taxidermy, more than I’ve ever seen in some other museums. Some are in poor shape, and there’s a lot crammed into a small space.

Good dinosaur exhibits. Not all notices are bilingual (spanish/English).

The museum was not overly expensive to visit but I probably wouldn’t return.
Written 5 November 2019
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universemonkey
Whitley Bay, UK169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Came here for the afternoon to get out of the rain, and really enjoyed it. Initially it looks a bit overwhelming - there's so much taxidermy on display in a relatively small space - but when you take the time to read the information (mostly bilingual displays in spanish and english) and look closely at the exhibits it's all very informative and some of the displays are absolutely stunning.
We got a discounted entry rate because the geological side of the museum was closed for refurbishment, but to be honest once we had gone round all the biological exhibits we had spent at least 2 hours and had seen enough.

Not the biggest museum by any means, but a good way to spend half a day.
Written 1 October 2019
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