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Naval Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Have you ever heard of Blas de Lezo and the amazing battle of Cartagena de Indias. No, then you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Madrid, Spain
A fascinating museum and a bit of a hidden gem

This is a fascinating museum, a short walk up from del Prado and highly recommended if you are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert S
Dunblane, United Kingdom
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“ship models”(50 reviews)
“euro donation”(22 reviews)
The Madrid Naval Museum is a State institution which belongs to the Ministry of Defense. The Museum is under the organic command of the Admiral Chief of Naval Staff and is governed by a Board of Trustees (Real Patronato). The Naval Museum is a...more
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Paseo Prado 5, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Paseo del Prado
+34 915 23 85 16
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 October 2012

Though I'm really far from army, weapons and technical stuff, the museum impressed me a lot!Perfect presentation of Spanish armada, huge collection of artefacts and lots of interesting facts related to navigation history and medieval expeditions. As well as many educational films telling you, for...More

7  Thank PolinaRepeshko
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Rolled up at this Museum after a significant journey to get there, only to find that as it is still classed as a 'Military Establishment'? while we thought it was a 'Museum'! The Guide Books & the Tourist Information Offices DON'T tell you that you...More

4  Thank Who M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have you ever heard of Blas de Lezo and the amazing battle of Cartagena de Indias. No, then you should visit the museum to learn about this incredible Spanish "marino" and one of the most astonishing victories of the "armada".

Thank alvarodj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although free(donation request) this museum is really only of interest to a select minority. Undergoing renovation did not help. If you have time on your hands go otherwise there is much more to see in Madrid.

Thank Karlrobynbradley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed. Made the journey across town to visit as part of a few days in Madrid. Museum had a sign up saying it was closed. Had been googling it for a few weeks while planning the trip but didn’t see any warnings. While trying...More

1  Thank Scenic624254
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fascinating museum, a short walk up from del Prado and highly recommended if you are interested in history. You will need to show your passport or official ID in order to gain entry.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the Naval Museum is a good place to learn the history of the Spanish Navy, its illustrous invincible armada, famous sailors and combats at sea. You will also find much information on the different styles of ship building and thel evolution in navigation as well...More

Thank mireio75
Reviewed 1 October 2018

The downside when we went to the Naval Museum was that at least one of the permanent galleries was closed, so I really felt we missed a LOT of the vast history of the Spanish Navy. The upside was that there was a special exhibit...More

1  Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

The museum is located in a military building so you need a security check and ID. It is free but donations appreciated. The models of the ships are excellent and the exhibits are well curated. Shows Spain’s great naval reach. Look for the oldest map...More

1  Thank Ntrekker
Reviewed 14 September 2018

I wasn't sure what to expect but I enjoy the visit very much. The entrance is free for all, but you can make a donation if you choose so. Is amazing to see all those ships and what they were capable of doing 200 years...More

Thank luminita m
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This small museum is a bit of a hidden gem. If you have an interest in maritime history then the exhibition is a must. If you're not so inclined, then at least marvel at some of the fantastic model ships on display. Well worth spending...More

Thank MRK62
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

It's very interesting there was so much to see and so much to hear and it was especially good with a TV in every room giving you visual history I recommended it for families with young children and schools.

Thank V1340IRalexs
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Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard
is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The
world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the
Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and
culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On
weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free
after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue
of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de
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3 March 2016|
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Response from Pascale R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea but I don't recall any restriction in any of Madrid's museums.
3 March 2016|
Response from Carmen G | Property representative |
¡Hola Sam! Sí, se permiten fotos sin flash y sin uso comercial ¡Saludos!
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