Museu Maritim, Barcelona

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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. Plan your visit to Museu Maritim and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Barcelona trip planner .
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  • This museum is really something for people who like boats of various sizes and from various times. I would recommend to check the times of free entry on the internet, to save the money. I was not that...  more »
  • I must admit I am a bit scared of boats but this museum is so beautiful and so well presented you can't fail to be impressed. We also paid for the Titanic Exhibition- which is a fascination with me- a...  more »
  • The Maritime Museum has much charm in the context of its building, the old shipyards of the city where is Preciosa boats, some of them exposed and well preserved. It is not a Museum of reference such as the Amsterdam Maritime Museum, but at level architecture is very interesting. I loved the exhibition held a few years ago that showed photographs of the oceanographer Yann Arthus Bertrand, author of the famous book the Earth seen from the sky. He was charming and the exhibition was spectacular.
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  • Excellent Museum. Truly outstanding exhibits that need to be seen to be believed. The building alone is a masterpiece. We enjoyed the cafe and the courtyard garden. The gift shop lacked any thing in other languages. We would also liked to have found postcards or professional pictures of the very impressive exhibits, particularly the map and the galleon. But that was the only thing we would gave changed. And that would have made this 5 stars.
  • The Titanic Exhibition is worth the price....if it were free. Barcelona is great, don't get me wrong - but this had TOURIST TRAP written all over it but it was raining, we were next to it and we had time to kill
  • Great place. Super interesting topic and very modern presentation. It’s not all too long, but still a lot of information. Worth a visit!
  • Beautiful building with a few great exhibits. Not outstanding but still a good way to spend an afternoon if you have even a passing interest in naval history. Lot of interactive stuff for kids too.
  • As a major port city, Barcelona has an incredible maritime history. This large museum does a great job at showcasing it. There are plenty of English descriptions.

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