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Contact details

Calle Alfonso XII, 3
28014  Madrid  (Madrid)
reservas.rom@cnig.es
http://www.ign.es/rom/visitas/index.jsp
Tel.:+34 915061261
Tel.:+34 915979564

Location

Autonomous region:
Madrid

Province/Island:
Madrid

Madrid

Reservations



Description

One of the Observatory's locations is in the Villanueva Building, in Retiro Park. This centre has an important collection of antique instruments used for different purposes in astronomy and meteorology, such as a meridian circle, a selection of precision timepieces and a bronze mirror polished by W. Herschel. A Foucault pendulum in the central rotunda illustrates the daily rotation of the earth. The building is crowned by Grubb's large equatorial telescope dating from 1912. Another particular highlight is the library, which conserves one of the most ancient and extensive collections of documents on astronomical subjects.

Designation:
National museum

Content:
Themed


Practical information

Schedule

From Jun 01 to Jun 30
Friday
17:30


Saturday
12:00
17:30


Sunday
12:00




From Jul 01 to Aug 31
Friday
17:30


From Saturday to Sunday
12:00




From Sep 01 to Sep 30
Friday
17:30


Saturday
12:00


Sunday
12:30




From Oct 01 to May 31
Friday
16:30


Saturday
12:00
16:30


Sunday
12:00




Prices

General: €5
Children: Admission free
children under 3

Services

Guided tours

Map