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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. See Museu Maritim and all Barcelona has to offer by arranging your trip with our Barcelona trip builder.
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  • Visited museum mainly because it was "el bucketo" when it comes down it Barcelona it really does. Then found a very nice audio/visual did[play about the buildings and their history which goes back cen...  more »
  • Great displays with audio included in ticket takes you through maritime history as it relates to Catalonia in particular. Lots of interactive displays of ship building which leads up to full sized mod...  more »
  • The Museum is located in a building near the Barcelona harbour, in Avenida de les Drassanes s/n, called Drassanes Reials. It used to be destined to shipyard activities from the thirteenth to the eight...  more »
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  • Suprisingly good! Greatly organized, high tech, lots of awesome games and information. Had a very great time here, totally worth a visit. There is a real size ship inside you can go on. Fun :) There is also a small garden to have coffee after the visit. 5*
  • One of the best museums in Barcelona is the Maritime museum It is located at the end of La Rambla just before the marina. In the main building you have a clever exhibition about shipping made from shipping containers. The other part is an interactive exhibition about galleys and how they worked. It starts with a film setting the scene and the you go through an interactive exhibition about how things worked including trying to use a live size galley oar. You can then go and see a real galley as well as other boats and artefacts. The museum also has a schooner in the marina you can have a look at as well. If you go on a Sunday after 3pm it is free.
  • So informative. Great interactive exhibits. The galley ship was incredible. Suitable for all ages.
  • Good museum. Interesting building with very spacious exposition halls. the inside patio is gorgeous too.
  • Enjoyable museum with a great collection of all things nautical, including toys, scale models and boats, with the centrepiece being an impressive 60 metres replica galleon. Smart use of shipping containers for some of the interactive features. Also excellent cafe alongside and an unusual circular shop

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