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Museu Maritim, Barcelona

(3.3/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Museu Maritim features a royal shipyard from the 13th century, including a full-size, authentic barge, the highlight of this popular and impressive attraction. Boats both big and small are open to explore, and there’s plenty of information on the history of navigation, mapping, and other technologies of ocean voyaging. Don’t miss the on-site cafe for affordable, delicious meals with local foods, like octopus and chickpea stew. See Museu Maritim and all Barcelona has to offer by arranging your trip with our Barcelona trip builder.
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  • We went to the Museum mainly to eat because we heard that the menu of the day was very good, however we arrived very late (passes 16:30) ask at reception about another place to eat and Mari there welcomed us with a smile and we gave recommendations on where to eat nearby. Then we returned to the Museum and the rest of the staff also we treated with great kindness to ask any questions. Very interesting Museum housed in a beautiful building. Educational displays and enough to have a good time. Thank you Mari for your hospitality!
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  • The museum was in the former shipyards of Drasannes. The construction of the shipyards was Spanish naval supremacy throughout the Mediterranean expansion. Inside, we saw many big exhibits. each of the...  more »
  • The museum has an attractive presentation in an historic covered shipyard by the harbor. It is next to the Columbus monument at the end of La Rambla. Unlike many maritime museums, museums, it does not...  more »
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  • Another good surprise in Barcelona. It's a small museum, but it's nice to spend a hour and visit the collection - including a real caravel. Also, I was lucky when I went there because I visited a temporary exhibition about Russian art.
  • If you like maritime and sea culture, the place is worth a visit. Many boats and ship models are to be observed and learned about, and atmosphere at the entrance resembles walking on a deck of a ship with crackling wooden floors and waves played. A joy to a boat-lover, might be a bore if you are no too thrilled about viewing still boats.
  • Very close to Colon's statue in Barcelona this museum is located inside Les Drassanes, an authentic medieval age shipyard. Inside you can walk around many ships and expositions about maritime subjects. It is normally very quiet in contrast of nearby Les Rambles and the whole space is air conditioned. There is a nice restaurant with a terrace outside the museum.
  • Worth a stop. Some good maritime history there and some info on the crazy row boat racing that I had not heard of
  • Not on the tourist trail, and all the better for that. The ship yard of boats, particularly the reconstructed Mediterranean sailing ship and the space itself, is worth it (kids free!). Could have had more exposition on boat construction, but worth visiting.