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The Royal Armoury of Madrid

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Address: Calle Bailen, 6 Madrid, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 34 914548800
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This is a must see museum, I'm not much interested in military history but the displays of suits weapons and armour was fascinating. They put a lot of effort into displaying them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a must see museum, I'm not much interested in military history but the displays of suits weapons and armour was fascinating. They put a lot of effort into displaying them at their full glory especially the horse armour. You see the evolution of weapons and armour and the ceremonial suits are in themselves works of art (the children... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The armory contains an outstanding collection of armory and weapons for royals, knights and horses, started by PhillipII. It claims to be one of the finest collections of its kind in the world. That isn't difficult to believe. The visit is included in the the tour of the Royal Palace. The audio-guide covers both the Palace and the Armory. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I visited the Royal Armoury of Madrid museum last Thursday. It has a superb collection of midieval armor including armor for horses. The items are not all mounted in cases or on walls, but are realistically presented on life-sized mannequins and whatever the horse equivalent of mannequins is. It is unfortunate that there are no brochures to be had, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

We visited the Royal Armoury as a couple, during our visit to the Royal Palace. Entry is covered within the €20 per person entry to the palace, where the armoury is housed in part of the wing on the Río Manzanares side. The collection, housed mainly across two storeys, is amazing for its range of full suits of parade armour,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

The Royal Armory is situated in a building beside the Royal Palace. This armory and the Imperial Armory in Vienna are considered to be the best in Europe because of the quality of its pieces. The building was constructed in 1897 by the architects J.S. de Lema and E. Repulles. The armory contains the personal armory of Carlos V and... More 

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Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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