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“One of the best collections”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Museo del Aire

Museo del Aire
Ranked #89 of 748 things to do in Madrid
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“One of the best collections”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

One of the marvel museums that we have in Madrid. Always worth a visit for anyone interested in aviation.

Thank grob12
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Kelowna, Canada
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“Amazing aircraft that you have never seen before”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2011

This free museum was absolutely excellent. Some aircraft outside and even more, inside individual hangers. Well laid out and organized.
There are types I never even knew existed and many I have only seen in pictures.
If you are a aviation geek (like me) you will giggle all day.
Check the times you want to go as they close early in the day, 1400 believe. The bus I took was not the best, it dropped me on the other side of the airport. I walked 5KM along a shady area and then on the side of the freeway. I was ok with that but if you are dragging your wife along, take a taxi or find a better bus.

Visited October 2011
1 Thank Benched45
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“The museum to go to discover aircraft types you thought no longer existed.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2011

The Spanish Aircraft Museum at Quatro Vientos is a truly superb museum of considerable size (5 hangers plus outdoor display area) with many very rare or unique aircraft. But it should be better promoted, especially to aircraft enthusiasts in the UK. It seems mainly to be visited by pre-arranged groups of Spanish school children and pensioners and there are very few single visitors - possibly due to the very high security to get into it which includes an Air Force Guard ringing someone to check your passport! The exhibits are well laid out in a (thankfully) traditional pattern and well lit - excellent for the photographer. The potential of such an exceptional collection has yet to be realised, which is great shame, as I had a splendid day out there, being continuously amazed at the sight of so many aircraft types I thought no longer existed!

Visited June 2010
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Pruszkow, Poland
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“Not that big but interesting.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2011

The museum is accessible by car or by taking a metro to the Cuatro Vientos station and then riding a bus to the Ecuola de Transmissiones stop (best ask the driver as a number of buses head towards Alcorcon and not all of them drive by or stop near the museum).
Among the highlights is Hispano HA-200 Super Saeta aircraft, CASA-352-L (Ju-52 variant) and the pride of the museum: De Havilland DH-89A Dragon Rapide that General Franco used. A number of other unique constructions is also here, plus two big birds: an Orion and a Stratotanker.
The personnel is friendly, the place has a cafe, some drinking fountains and benches that let you rest while watching the planes. Bear in mind that the museum is located in the military area so you'll be challenged on entering the permises, but expect no trouble if you can produce some kind of an ID card.

Visited August 2010
2 Thank NLoriel
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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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“Superb Aviation Museum in Madrid”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2008

This is another must visit location if you happen to be in madrid. Located adjacent to the military and civil airfield of Cuatro Vientos just south west of Madrid.

Many aircraft that you will not see anywhere else and a collection of some 200 aircraft.

Entry was free and you get a guide leaflet too. Cafe on site and no restrictions on photography.

Easy to get to from Madrid. take the Metro to Cuatro Vientos station then take any bus one stop. You will know when you are nearing the museum as there is a large water tower on the left. Just ask the bus driver for "museo del aire".

When you get off the bus walk over the motorway via the footbridge and you will see a road leading into the military base. Walk up to the guard hut and tell them where you are going, no problems as this is the only way to get to the museum. About a two minute walk from the bus stop.

On the way back walk out the main entrance turn left and the bus stop is 50 M up the road, easy.

19 Thank DaveRuss
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