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I love nothing better than on any holiday i take to soak up the history of the particular country I am in and a visit to the Royal Armoury Of Madrid was at the top of my list of places to go.
Set over two...More
I found it to be fascinating. This was the armor worn by kings. It gave you an excellent idea of their size and shape. I was especially interested in the amor of the little princes. Both creepy and cool to imagine these little guys all...More
The Armoury is adjacent to the Royal Palace and is easy to get to. There are numerous models of cavalry men on horses from differing dates and the armoury is well-laid out. Everything is well-presented and provides a fascinating insight into Spain's past.
Definitely visit the Armoury if you are visiting the Royal Palace. It's two floors of armour, but it gives you the history of armour and its importance. Our teen aged kids
found it fascinating. It's also on the audioguide for the palace which I would...More
A lot of very interesting and in excellent condition armors.
Presented in an interesting way.
It was disappointing that I couldn't take a photo even with out flash.
Not a lot of Swords, weapons, a lot of armors.
This is a very impressive collection of armor and weapons. Includes the armor worn by horses s well. Access is in the courtyard of the Royal Palace and admission is included with the Palace. The Palace audio tour also includes a good description of the...More
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...More
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...More
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.