Museo Naval de Madrid

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Museo Naval de Madrid
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Museo Naval de Madrid is located in Madrid
Museo Naval de Madrid
Location of Museo Naval de Madrid
Established 1843 (1843)[1]
Location Paseo del Prado 5
Madrid, Spain
Coordinates 40°25′03″N 3°41′34″W / 40.417456°N 3.692804°W / 40.417456; -3.692804
Type Naval museum
Website www.armada.mde.es/museonaval

The Museo Naval de Madrid —in English, Naval Museum of Madrid— is a national museum in Madrid, Spain. It shows the history of the Spanish Navy since the Catholic Monarchs, in the 15th century, up to the present. It also hosts several navigation instruments, weapons, maps and paintings.

Its origins date back to 1792, but it was not until 1843 when the Museum was inaugurated in Madrid. It was finally moved to its current location at the Spanish Navy Headquarters in 1932.[1]

The map of Juan de la Cosa, the earliest preserved map of the Americas,[2] is hosted in this museum.[1]

Since 2007, the museum hosts one gram of moon rock on the Apollo 17 lunar sample display in its Sala del Real Patronato, a few meters away from public reach.[3]

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