Spain’s national naval museum, Museo Naval de Madrid, is located in the heart of the tourist district on the Paseo del Prado next to the famous art museum of the same name. Since 1932 it has been housed in the former Marine Ministry Building, currently the Spanish Navy General Headquarters. This hidden gem can be adequately toured in less than two hours and is well worth the effort. It makes a nice change of pace from the world-class art museums, tapas bars, sangria tasting (or guzzling), and flamenco dancing that accompany any trip to Spain’s capital.
Museum Report - A Hidden Gem in Madrid
By David McCormack