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Naval Museum

Paseo Prado 5, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 23 85 16
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Nice Naval Museum

The building is a bit unassuming from outside but when you enter inside, its very nice. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Islamabad, Pakistan

If nautical is your thing then this is your place. Has interesting displays regarding wooden ships... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Madrid Naval Museum is a State institution which belongs to the Ministry of Defense. The Museum is under the organic command of the Admiral Chief of Naval Staff and is governed by a Board of Trustees (Real Patronato). The Naval Museum is a living institution opened to the public. Its curators not only study, look after, exhibit and acquire new objects, but use it as an instrument of communication, education and dissemination of the maritime history of Spain and its traditions. The following are some of the research fields: History of the Spanish Navy Naval shipbuilding Nautical science and auxiliary sciences like cosmography, cartography and nautical instruments. History of maritime voyages and discoveries. Underwater archaeology Maritime heritage
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Paseo Prado 5, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Paseo del Prado
+34 915 23 85 16
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is a bit unassuming from outside but when you enter inside, its very nice. The building itself is quite a work of art with a beautiful roof. For those who have interest in maritime / naval history and artifacts, this is a nice...More

1  Thank flyfisher66
Reviewed 1 week ago

If nautical is your thing then this is your place. Has interesting displays regarding wooden ships and how they were constructed.

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is near the area where many of the museums in Madrid are located. The Naval Museum is somewhat unassuming from the outside, and definitely from just inside the building, but I am so glad we stumbled upon it and visited! The admission is...More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This mission is packed with artifacts and models. It was very interesting to wonder through. For non-Spanish speakers, know that if you don't grab the audio tour, you won't be able to read the signs as a backup. I think it was interesting even without...More

Thank Avilaandthewebsite
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have interest in naval history, this museum is worth the 1 to 2 hour visit. Displays the Spanish Navy history very well from days of the Armada to current activity. Excellent historical models of Armada era ships of the line, weaponry and uniforms.

Thank Howard G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and interesting museum, don't miss it if in Madrid! No admission fee, but a voluntary 3 euro donation is neccesary ;) Should buy audioguide in English, all info is in Spanish :)

Thank Raluca C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The long history of Spanish exploration, maritme expeditions and conflicts is well illustrated in this small but well organised museum. There are 25 rooms, starting with exhibits from 1474 - to the modern Navy. There is obvious pride in the achievements of the Spanish explorers...More

1  Thank RobbieBStockport
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a "must" museum for fans of historical navigation and ship construction, with a surprising amount of top-notch material. If you are not a fan, but accompanying someone who is, you will find it quite tolerable and even a bit interesting. If no one...More

Thank kitancat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spain has been a major maritime power for centuries and its navy enabled exploration of the New World and beyond. Its ships were among the world's biggest and most formidable save for maybe 1588 and 1898 when first Nelson and then Dewey prevailed over them....More

3  Thank wearner1205
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just go to this naval museum, all is so great, tons of boat models, elements, harms, painting. All mind blowing. The best naval museum I have ever done in my life so far.

Thank Laurent E
Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard
is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The
world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the
Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and
culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On
weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free
after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue
of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de
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Hi, am I allowed to take photos in the Naval Museum? Thanks, Sam
3 March 2016|
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Response from Pascale R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea but I don't recall any restriction in any of Madrid's museums.
Am I allowed to take photos in the museum? Thanks, Sam
3 March 2016|
Response from Carmen G | Property representative |
¡Hola Sam! Sí, se permiten fotos sin flash y sin uso comercial ¡Saludos!
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