Specialty Museums in Madrid

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Specialty Museums in Madrid

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  • Jomama
    Phoenix, AZ76 contributions
    There are a lot of museums in Madrid. If you only have time for one, this is the one I recommend. The works are well displayed. It was very enjoyable.
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • DublinEyespy
    Dublin, Ireland401 contributions
    What a treat! This building is a stunning piece of architecture, currently housing an exhibition on how humans have portrayed themselves since the stone age. Excellent exhibition. Just outside the museum is a glorious vertical garden.
    Written November 23, 2021
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  • Antón Castillo
    13 contributions
    We have visited Madrid for a few days now and visited many museums. Despite the interest in art for the Museo del Prado, I am more interested in the naval force of Spain. It was a great journey through the many rooms which included ships from old Spain and modern submarines and destroyers. I will definitely visit the attraction again.
    Written April 20, 2022
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  • TuulaTT
    Madrid, Spain353 contributions
    Nice little museum with huge collections and many things to see. Definitely worth to visit. Also there were a nice little coffee in there.
    Written April 16, 2021
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  • TheAviator0765
    Ripon, UK394 contributions
    If you have more than a passing interest in aviation history, and are in the Madrid area, this is an essential visit.

    I drove there; although GPS will happily direct you, it's a bit of a late -notice exit off the E-90; a short slip lane and then a hard 90 right to a narrow humped-back bridge over the railway line. At first, you may be a bit confused as it seems you are driving into a military base (indeed you are) but follow the signs to the car park and you'll be just fine.

    Access is through a small visitors' entry cabin. Make sure you have photo ID, and I paid just 3 euros entry fee.

    Immediately you'll be faced with the outside aircraft park. Here you will find generally the larger types of aircraft that served with the Spanish Air Force, along with a fine collection of jet fighters (including some donated examples from Sweden, France and the former East Germany). Some of the larger types took a little tired, a common trait of aircraft parked out under a blazing sun; indeed the P-3A Orion looks half-derelict. But take your time walking around, there is also s small helicopter park and a memorial garden, including the tail section of a Afghan MiG-15, brought back from Herat when the Spanish forces left the country. Don't be tempted to step on the grass at any time for a closer look, the security guards will quickly witness your 'crime' and loudly blow a warning whistle.

    There are seven hangars to wander around, and these contained some real gems. On my visit, all were open apart from Number 6. You will find aircraft from the earliest days; some genuine, some replicas, but many set in excellent dioramas. These were fascinating, types rarely seen in the UK. Other stand-out items including aircraft that trail-blazed the routes over the Atlantic Ocean; aircraft from the civil war and a pretty extensive collection of helicopters. There are also comprehensive collections of aero-engines, uniforms, medals, paintings and artifacts of every description. It's quite easy to be overwhelmed by the amount to see in one visit, so be selective. Hangar 7 is exclusively a collection of scale models. Throughout there are interpretation boards in Spanish with a briefer English translation.

    There is a small cafeteria that sells hot and cold drinks and the smallest ever variety of snacks, and a small gift shop (which I was unable to get into as it was always occupied by visiting school parties and COVID regulations limited numbers inside the small hut).

    But for just 3 euros, this was an outstanding opportunity. I happily spent three hours on the site. The weather was perfect, and there seemed to be more staff than visitors which allowed me to wander around in a relaxed manner and take in the history of the Spanish Air Force.
    Written October 10, 2021
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  • Beatriz M
    Düsseldorf, Germany5,057 contributions
    Such an interesting experience! I must say, I had never heard about Lope de Vega before but my friend suggested that we visited this museum and booked an English tour for us, for free! And the guide did a great job and I could understand more about this author and his life despite never having read anything written by him. Especially his story about being a priest was interesting. Also the garden with the orange trees is a must. It was a nice visit. I recommend it if you are for a longer stay in Madrid.
    Written April 26, 2021
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  • sheepygold
    london4,949 contributions
    This is one of the first Metro stations in Madrid which has been restored to much as it was 100 years ago. It has the original tiles, station furniture and even advertising. There is an introductory video in Spanish which is worth watching even if you don't speak Spanish then you can wander around freely or if you speak Spanish you can join a guided tour. The station was closed in the 1960s when they brought in longer trains and felt it was uneconomical to lengthen the platform of this station as it is on a curve. Trains still run on the tracks though so there is a glass partition with a train passing by every couple of minutes. I found a very helpful member of staff who spoke excellent English and explained a lot to me.
    Written January 30, 2020
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  • Phi Somchai
    Bangkok, Thailand3,571 contributions
    I passed by this monastery from Puerto Del Sol to Grand Via. It was closed so we could only take some photos of the place.
    Written February 9, 2020
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  • Blanka H
    15 contributions
    For me this wasn't the best touristic option to try in Madrid, but it could be an amazing spot for the ones who like crystals, fossils and different stones. I was a little bit disappointed in the end because I was expecting interesting animal fossils and bones, but there were too little.
    Have in mind that it is not a typical museum, there are many students talking and reading around the tables upstairs. Also, feel free to walk on your own and discover rooms on the first floor. Everything is free!
    Written March 14, 2022
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  • SG123
    Spain128 contributions
    Visited as a group of friends in our late teens. Be aware that reservation is now necessary but it is completely free.

    Very easy access from Sol Metro station and easy to locate. Inside the building is modern with funky architecture.

    The exhibitions area amazing (the telecommunications one is a little dull in comparison) but the colours and paisajes del luz ones were great.

    I’d definitely recommend if you have a free hour in Madrid.
    Written September 5, 2021
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  • MDOGP
    Dallas, TX1,067 contributions
    This is an amazing museum in Madrid, close to O'Donnell metro station. The main exhibition shows the history of currency, coins and bills from Ancient times. It is a great way to learn about the history of different civilizations and cultures. The museum also offers temporary exhibitions like the one dedicated to Roberto Michel, an architect from the 18th century.
    Written October 31, 2020
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  • JimFinPortland
    Seattle, WA144 contributions
    Like all train museums, it will be appreciated most by train nerds. There is a great collection of old locomotives, mostly steam engines. Plaques are in Spanish(Castilian) and English. Beyond the locomotives are a few (but not many) other cars. There are also some exhibits beyond the rolling stock in the side rooms.

    Lovely look at the old Delicias train station.

    I'm rating it a 4-5 for train nerds and a 3+ for everyone else.

    Note: if you've been the train museum in Gijon (and I suspect that most of you haven't), the Madrid museum has more rolling stock and fewer other exhibits. These two museums complement each other quite well.
    Written December 1, 2021
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  • MadridMetroReviewer
    Madrid, Spain41 contributions
    Worthwhile visit of an exibition about the holocaust - a lot of exhibits - mostly well known fotos and items - a small Spanish element and well put together
    Written February 3, 2019
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  • Marcela
    Buenos Aires, Argentina904 contributions
    In the heart of Madrid, a place to take children & relive moments for those of us who keep alive the story of one of the most famous mice in the world !!!!
    The access is through a Gallery (on the ground floor is the ticket office) and the museum is on the 1st floor, the entrance has a value of € 4 and are limited per day since it is a small place and it is recommended to access small children over 5 years old.
    Great Family Plan!
    Written January 24, 2019
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  • Elena
    Gijon, Spain22 contributions
    Well chosen examples of clothing from the times Spain was an Empire until today. A five-minute walk from Ciudad Universitaria underground station.
    Written April 16, 2019
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