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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  • August 19, 2017
    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 »
  • August 15, 2017
    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 »
  • August 11, 2017
    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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  • 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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