Military Museums in Madrid

Military Museums in Madrid, Spain

Military Museums in Madrid

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  • Matt M
    7 contributions
    Having an interest in aviation, I was keen to visit the Museum of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Cuatro Vientos whilst on a long weekend break in Madrid. I can honestly say it is one of the best aviation museums I have visited!
    There is a large variety of aircraft types on display, both outdoors and inside the hangers. These aircraft are well preserved, and the types parked outside are positioned well for photography. Many of the displays have English translations too.
    The volunteers were extremely friendly, the facilities are good and overall I had a very enjoyable few hours visiting.
    Entry is free, but I would definitely recommend giving a donation as it is such a well run museum!
    Even though the museum is away from the city centre, getting there was quick and easy. Just get the metro to Príncipe Pío, and then the bus from the bus station to the museum. Buses on this route are very regular so you won’t have to wait around long at all.

    Could not recommend enough!
    Written 23 January 2024
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  • Patricia W
    4 contributions
    Nice museum to visit. It is quick and informative. Be sure to access it through the main gate - do not follow your google maps.
    Written 11 July 2023
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  • Frank J
    302 contributions
    This is one of the top 3 air museum visits I have done. The outstanding attributes:

    1. Wide diversity of aircraft: military jet aviation was my main interest that goes from Spanish F-86 all the way to Mirage F-1s. Some non-NATO made as well including Soviet Su-22, Mig-23, and Saab Viggen.

    2. Largest selection of military transports and helicoptes I have observed anywhere ( have been to lots of useums)

    3. Hangar 1 has a realistic immersive experience with aircraft, tents, personnel all replicated like the real thing.

    4. Its free. Just make sure if you bring a bag, you have a euro coin for the locker as they expect you to leave your bag out.

    5. All outdoor exhibits have 1-1 translation in English, so that really helps. Going inside, its a hit or miss. The helicopter hangar generally did not have english translation. If you know the types and know about them and just wanted to see them in real-life, then this is not that big a deal. But don't expect to learn at some exhibits as all writing is in Spanish.

    6. Clean bathrooms and definitely bring your credit card to spend time at the museum store. Very reasonable for t-shirt and patches and high quality items.

    7. There is a civilian airport close by so you will get to see a lot of general aviation aircraft fly

    The Bad: just one
    1. Hanger 1 with the real-life figures and dioramas is exceptionally done. The first section had everything in Spanish so I was about to walk out and spend time elsewhere but once I turned the corner, the real-life set-ups were all translated.
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • Robert J
    Madrid36 contributions
    A very interesting experience and has many tanks since pre-WWII era (Spanish civil war) and a few unique tanks. On the down side, it is a working military base so pre booking is the only way to get in. The soldiers on duty explain and show new tanks like the Leopard II allowing visitors to climb up and even go inside. My son really lived it.
    Written 15 August 2019
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  • Alejandra F
    Austin, TX40 contributions
    Beautiful museum of miniatures and dioramas. The pieces here are very impressive and you can find all kinds of miniatures: military, fantasy, movies, etc... The dioramas are amazing, they have an incredible and huge one of a WWII german submarine which even has lights. There's also a collection of historical bronzes by the artist Fernando Andrea. It has a store where you can buy miniatures, books, sculptures and they also offer custom services, they can create any diorama, portrait, miniature or sculpture for you. If you are looking to do something original and special while visiting Madrid, this is absolutely the place
    Written 3 December 2018
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