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Naval Museum

Paseo Prado 5, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 23 85 16
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Wonderful Models

The Naval Museum is about 5 minutes walk from the Prado and well worth a visit. Entry in theory is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
John B
Alora, Spain
Great to see something of Spain's seafaring past.

A good museum close to the Prado. There are lots of small rooms leading you through the maritime... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Paseo Prado 5, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Paseo del Prado
+34 915 23 85 16
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Naval Museum is about 5 minutes walk from the Prado and well worth a visit. Entry in theory is free, but a "contribution" of €3 per person is suggested. The museum has a wealth of models of naval ships from the early ages of...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A good museum close to the Prado. There are lots of small rooms leading you through the maritime past of Spain. All in chronological order, you get a flavour of the country's history. A lot of explanation in English, which is a bonus. Admission is...More

Thank sleepybexhill
Reviewed 6 days ago

the place is great for those who are interested in seen how ships have evolved, lets not forget that spain was long time ago a naval super power, a ship builder with lots of experience and only england as a serious rival. so be ready...More

Thank carlos d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only came into this museum because we had a few hours to kill, but it turned out to be well worth it. It has 5 or 6 large rooms and is packed full of artefacts and amazing models of boats. It provides a great...More

Thank proffpowell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love all things historical and stories of conquest, adventure and voyages of discovery. Unfortunately there wasn't much of that in here... not that I could access at least. This was an amazing collection of models but there was very little by way of narrative...More

Thank Mikeyb_3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Spanish were explorers, so their naval history is important. This museum contain some very very significant objects, particularly de la Coda's map of the Americas from around 1500. For a Donation of just 3 euro, this is unbelievable value for so little money. The...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 10 August 2017

My boyfriend really likes the military museums so we came to the naval museum, from my viewpoint it was really nice, great displays of ships with many having views from both sides the really great piece was the map by Juan de la Cosa which...More

Thank Dee R
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We found this museum by accident when looking for something else and we were glad we did, The exhibitions tell of Spanish maritime history (of which there is lots) from the first expeditions, through battles and trade routes to the present day. On the way,...More

1  Thank Sheila G
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This is a quaint museum, full of good English descriptions of the goings-on in each room. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the museum itself was interesting, though slightly dull in places. We would recommend it for all naval fans, but if you aren't...More

Thank jdr1993
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We loved our trip to the museum. It wasn't expensive but was loaded with interesting information and artifacts. Most of the signs were in English, along with the Spanish. We were so intrigued by the museum that we stayed much longer than we had anticipated....More

Thank Jenny H
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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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.
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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