Museo Naval, Madrid
About Museo Naval, Madrid
Museo Naval, Madrid - Address, Phone Number
Address: Paseo del Prado, 5, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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Established in 1843, the museum charts the history of the Spanish naval efforts from the time of the catholic Kings to today. Of course you must go! Spanish naval efforts played a massive part in the world’s history. It’s not just all models of ships; you’ll find fascinating maps of the world, including the historic Juan de la Cosa’s parchment map of the known world from 1500. Artefacts also include fashion, weapons and other naval paraphernalia. 24 expertly curated rooms explore every topic you could want to know about in chronological order.
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- Entry is free and its always open.
- To get in, Spanish citizens need to show their DNI, the national id card. Foreigners need to show their passports.
- Free public guided tours happen on Saturdays and Sundays.
How To reach Museo Naval by Public Transport
- Metro Stop Banco de Espana Line 2
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I did the 3 hour free guided tour though the museum (in Spanish only). Very very interesting. The guide was very passionate and was able to keep our attention for the full 3 hours. Get the guided tour or at least the audioguide or you won't be able to appreciate the museum. PS: The 3 euros admission is actually voluntary
You are most likely coming here because you are a tourist that wants to see an interesting museum in Spain regarding their Naval history. You will arrive and see that it is 3€ for an adult and that young kids are free. You might worry that this is a cheap place. You will enter and see seemingly endless interesting exhibits featuring many interesting models ranging from the 16 century to modern day Spanish naval power. You will see historical guns, swords, cannons, bits of ships and learn a lot in the process. You will leave thinking they could charge 15€ per person and still get a lot of visitors. If you are in Madrid and are looking for something to do, try the Naval museum, because it's definitely worth it. -written by my 13 y/o son who usually doesn't like museums. I agree with him, a great and underrated museum.
THIS MUSEUM IS CLOSED ON MONDAYS, it doesn't say so on google. this place is great. they have an audio tour for 2 euros, which both me and my brother enjoyed. do bring headphones if you opt for the audio tour, or you'll have to hold the device to your ear like a phone, not uncomfortable but also not very comfortable.
I highly enjoyed the museum; it has some really great exhibits about Spanish naval history over the centuries. It's worth noting that it's a bit tough for non-Spanish speakers to visit because a lot of the plaques aren't in English, or they are terribly translated. Probably worth renting an audio-guide, though I haven't had good luck with those in Spain. Also, it's a "voluntary" €3 entry per person, meaning you technically don't have to pay it, but they will hassle you and try to stare at you awkwardly if you don't pay it. (Seriously, just pay it.) Also, it's a major mish-mash. There is a TON of content in the museum and it's organized chronologically, but it's pretty poorly displayed and overly busy. Still, if you like the theme, you'll probably enjoy the museum.
It was good, nothing spectacular but very interesting. Sadly when we were visiting, the main hall was closed so we missed the most interesting part.
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