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P Ullrich





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PostPosted: Sun 22 Apr, 2018 9:40 am    Post subject: Arms and armour museums in Barcelona and Madrid         Reply with quote

Looking for recommendations for arms and armour museums in Barcelona and Madrid.

Happy to receive any other travel recs, too
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Dan Kary




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PostPosted: Sun 22 Apr, 2018 12:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The obvious one for Madrid is the Armory in the Royal Palace. They do not allow pictures, however. Make sure you pre-book because the lines can get CRAZY.
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Iagoba Ferreira





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PostPosted: Mon 23 Apr, 2018 3:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can only help about Madrid.

I would recommend you to visit also the Cerralbo Museum, very close to the Palacio Real. An impressive XIXth century collection.

The Lázaro Galdiano also has some rooms with arms, as the Museo Naval.

The Army Museum was moved to Toledo, not far from Madrid, if you have time and transport.
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P Ullrich





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PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr, 2018 6:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you both!
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M. Adair Orr





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PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr, 2018 1:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Castell Montjuic in Barcelona has an interesting display of arms and armour. Apply a trained eye though, while much is authentic, some is not. See attached example.


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Iagoba Ferreira





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PostPosted: Wed 25 Apr, 2018 3:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm not sure if there are still interesting pieces in Barcelona. I think that most part of Montjuic's exhibitions were removed years ago. Sad
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M. Adair Orr





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PostPosted: Thu 26 Apr, 2018 7:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Iagoba,

Thank you for clearing that up. I should have mentioned that I haven't been there since 1997. It's not safe to assume that these places remain the same.

-Adair
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