Museo del Aire, Madrid

4.4
#18 of 93 in Museums in Madrid
Military history and aircraft enthusiasts appreciate Museo del Aire, a national aviation museum housing hundreds of weapons, documents, and aircraft. Learn about more than 20 planes and helicopters on display, most of them ex-military, and watch for the Cessna 310--the space suit used by Cuba's first cosmonaut. When you're finished viewing the indoor exhibitions, head out back to see the Granma Memorial, a glass structure featuring the yacht that transported Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries from Mexico to Cuba for the revolution. The outdoor displays also feature a Soviet tank destroyer and the engine of a U.S. Lockheed U-2 spy plane shot down during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Make Museo del Aire part of your personalized Madrid itinerary using our Madrid journey site .
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  • After walking a good stretch through how far away it is from the mouth of the metro we enter this beautiful museum. The truth is that it is very complete, it is very clean and controlled. It has numerous angares, with explanations of all kinds. Worth a visit
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  • Your didactic organization could be much better to get the visitor into the story. If you're unaware, they're abandoned planes and planes. Hangar 1 is the best because it reflects the history and recreation of the African war. The rest are engines and turbines that after 20 stop contributing you. Expendable if you're not passionate about aviation.
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  • Great museum for both aircraft enthusiasts and those who like museums in general. First a couple of tips the staff there do not speak English the best way to get there is by taxi I paid around 25 euro from the centre of Madrid one way, bags are not allowed in the museum but lockers are provided which cost 1 euro and are located to the left of the entrance. Secondly make sure you stick to the pathways if you deviate from these the staff which patrol the site will blow a whistle and redirect you back to the pathways. Also be advised the museum is only open for 4 hours from 10am and closed on a Monday so best to get there as they open to give you plenty of time to see everything. Entry fee the day of my visit cost a mere 3 Euros, I cannot recommend this museum highly enough as there are some rare types on display that you will not see elsewhere.
  • The museum is a nice place to visit, with lots of airplanes, old and more recent. Entrance is free, though adults are requested to pay a 3 Euro fee voluntarily. An exciting museum for children. The place is only open during the mornings between 10 AM and 2 PM. Calculate about 2 to 3 hours for the visit. For drinking there is a very basic bar and for souvenirs there is a small shop with some nice cheap things for children bit also more expensive items for adults.
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