The Maritime Museum Barcelona is a great place full of history and hidden treasures for all you land lubbers.
The museum is located in Las Reales Atarazanes, the old royal shipyard where they repaired and built the grand ships of 16th century onwards. The gothic-style building has recently been renovated and is worth a look just for the architecture alone. The building contains many replica ships on display, some of which are full-sized.
One of the highlights of the whole museum is the full-sized replica of Juan de Austria’s Galley from the 16 century where you can walk onto the ship and view a short 3D film showing the harsh reality of life on board. Parked outside in the port you can also see the restored Santa Eulàlia vessel, which was built in 1919 and used as a merchant ship.
The Maritime Museum gives an amazing insight into the maritime history of Barcelona and its port. A visit to the museum is best accompanied by a trip to see the Cólon statue dedicated to Christopher Columbus followed by a walk along Port Vell.
Address: Disseny Avinguda de les Drassanes, s/n 08001 Barcelona, Spain.
Transport: Metro – L3 Drassanes | By Bus – 14, 18, 36, 38, 57, 59, 64, 91.
Prices: Adults €5 | Concessions €2 | Free admission Sundays from 3pm.
Schedules: Monday to Sunday: 10am to 8pm
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