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We picked up on others comments about booking ahead. We thought we had booked and paid but did not get an email confirmation, only a payment receipt. It took a little time to convince the staff we had paid, combined with their goodwill to get...More
It's worth taking the time to pre-book a tour at this historic observatory which was built in 1790. It's equipped with a Herschel telescope and took over the purely astronomical work of the naval observatory, the Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada, in the...More
With the prospect of visiting the excellent collection of astronomical instruments and other objects, we made sure that we knew when and where to go. A member of the park staff confirmed that we were in the right place. We checked the time and walked...More
It is a very enlightening experience - during a 1,5-hour visit to the Real Observatorio de Madrid you will learn a lot about the building it is situated in, the clocks, the sky, the telescopes, cartography.
To visit the observatory, it is necessary to make...More