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The Spanish Armada

The Museo Naval museum of naval history in Madrid, Spain

Relive the glory of the famed Spanish Armada at this naval museum tracing Spain's history on the high seas from the era when Ferdinand and Isabella, on a high from having driven out the last of the Moors from Spain in 1492, bankrolled one crazy Italian's trio of ships (the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria) off to find an Atlantic passage to the spice and silk lands of Asia, through the famous defeat by Britain's Admiral Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar.

Paseo del Prado 5 (at c/ Montalban, just off plaza de Cibeles where c/ Acalá crosses the Paseo)
Metro: Banco de España
Tues–Sun 10am–2pm (closed Aug)
tel. 91-523-8789


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This article was last updated in August 2007. All information was accurate at the time.

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