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“16th century armour routinely displayed”

The Royal Armoury of Madrid
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

Just as well the admission to this museum is included in the price of admission to the Royal Palace.It really is pretty routine.Even when this was made it was redundant and mainly used for ceremonial.Gunpowder and crossbow rendering the protection ineffective.The display is on two floors.As with all other Madrid museums I have visited there is little attempt to bring it into the 21st century.

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

The Royal Armoury can be visited as a part of your visit to the Royal Palace and is included in its price. There are lots of protective armour and weapons that belonged to the Spanish Royal family throughout the centuries. There are even items that Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and Philip II used. Other works of art can be also seen in the Armoury like tapestries, paintings and trophies. Very interesting are the armours of kids and horses. After that I was thinking how somebody could fight wearing so many kilos of metal! We didn't like much the Palace but the Armoury is definitely worth a visit!

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

I came here as part of the palace tour. The decoration of arms here and the number of historic pieces make this a collection of particular note. It is also fascinating to see so much cavalry armour and also the ceremonial suits for children.

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Reviewed 2 September 2016

The power of quriocity moved me and my friends to visit that place and we we really satisfied. There where peices of armory from the palace and the royal family.

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

The Royal Armoury is situated in the basement of the Palacio Real and can only be viewed as part of the entry to the Palacio Royal. However, it is certainly worth a visit.

Here you will find an impressive collection of beautifully polished armour dating from the 15th century onwards. The collection includes armour made for King Carlos 5th and King Felipe 2nd. Even more fascinating is the armour made for the horses going into battle or as protection in jousting tournaments.

Faced with such an array of restrictive yet protective armour you cannot help but wonder how the wearer could move, let alone fight, particularly whilst riding a horse. Another element of interest is the armour made for the royal children. Indeed this exhibition is certainly worth a visit.

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