One of the most interesting visits in the surroundings of Madrid, are the Aranjuez Gardens, and an interesting corner that you can see during your tour of this natural area, specifically by the Prince's Garden, is the Royal Falluas museum.
Right next to the Jetty of the Tagus River, place that was used by the King Ferdinand VII As a starting point for your walks navigating the river, you find a small and modern building that houses this very curious museum that is worth visiting.
¿What is a fake? This is the name of the small sailboats, with a capacity of up to twelve people, with the mast of the sail tilted towards the bow, which are common in the Middle East and North Africa.
Remember the characteristic image of a falúa sailing along the Nile River.
What to see in Falúas Reales museum
In this museum of Aranjuez You can see several boats from different eras, which were used by kings of Spain to navigate not only by the Tagus River, but by other places such as the pond of the Garden of the Good Retreat in Madrid.
What will most attract your attention real phalluses It is its often baroque decoration, which includes even Pompeian frescoes.
Royal Pier in the Prince's Gardens in Aranjuez
You will see these paintings in the falúa of the early nineteenth century that he used Maria Cristina de Bourbonwife of King Ferdinand VII, which incorporates a pavilion in the form of a temple, decorated with golden garlands, and which in its stern carries figures of mermaids that support the royal shield.
On the interior ceiling of this pavilion you can appreciate the aforementioned Pompeian-style paintings.
Nevertheless, the oldest and most spectacular of the falúas that you are going to see is the one that was used by Philip IV In XVII century.
Built in Naples, sailed by the aforementioned Pond of the Good Retreat, and since 1724 he was in the Farm Palace. This falúa has a golden decoration, very baroque.
At Royal Falluas museum you also have a ship from the early nineteenth century, belonging to Charles IV, and manufactured in Cartagena. Or a fault of Isabel II, 15 meters long, with a pavilion with striking hangings and the interior decorated with mahogany wood.
Finally, I highlight the falúa of Alfonso XII, given by Ferrol in 1879. With 14 oars, the king used it during his summers in San Sebastian.
Museum hours Falúas Reales Aranjuez
The Visiting hours of the museum of Royal Falúas de Aranjuez they are every day, from April to September, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and from October to March, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Mondays the museum closes.
The ticket prices They are 9 euros the basic, and 4 euros the reduced. But this entry allows you to also visit the Royal Palace of Aranjuez, he court museum and the Labrador House.
In addition, the tickets of the museum of falúas you have to buy them in the ticket offices of the Royal Palace. Here you can check if you are entitled to reduced or free admission.<>