Museu Maritim de Barcelona, Barcelona

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Museu Maritim de Barcelona 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 de Barcelona and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Barcelona trip planner.
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  • The Maritime Museum of Barcelona faced Port Vell and the statue of Columbus and we were eager to explore the exhibits. The museum is dedicated to providing information about shipbuilding between the.....  more »
  • If you are on a tight itinerary, then this isn’t a must-see but if you have some extra days to explore, then it’s an interesting diversion. It’s a little pricey for a small museum (€10) but they have....  more »
  • Really interesting museum with video shows and english audio guidance. One can spend easily several hours exploring maritime history.  more »
  • This is an exceptionally beautiful and beautifully renovated building not far from the Colon monument. It also has a very pretty garden that is used by the restaurant as an outdoor terrace. Do not hesitate to go in and stroll around the grounds, even if you're not interested in maritime art and artifacts.
  • Being a student of nautical archaeology and a big history lover I fell in immediate love with this museum. It did not hurt that I was able to escape the shopping and tourist hordes to be found in other parts of Barcelona. To be sure, the most eye-catching display is clearly the exquisite full-scale reproduction of the Royal Galley. It’s location under one of the grand arches, very much like many of the ships built here in centuries past gave the impression of a cathedral dedicated to ship building. Any maritime history lover or any lover of sailing or boats will enjoy spending hours here. Great multi-language support on the signage.
  • Interesting interactive place full of boats of different times. You can peek through holes in the ship to watch videos and see what it would look like inside. With the audio tour, wherever you walk, audio starts playing. If you step in front of a cannon let's say, audio will start playing and you will learn more about the cannon. Even the holes in the ship have audio. To top it off, the museum has 4 movies that you could watch. Very interesting.
  • Great maritime museum covering Catalonia maritime history from 13th century galleys to modern shipping. Free audio guide adds a lot of background to many of the exhibits. They have a complete replica of a Royal Galley in the main hall, it is quite impressive If you like maritime museums then you should make sure to go here and to Amsterdam's
  • Excellent. One of the best museums I have ever visited. The interactive displays were interesting and suitable for any age. The interior is spectacularly maintained. The staff were courteous and communicative. The audio guide was similarly impressive and the fact that it was automatic was nice but it was sometimes difficult to catch one recording when you were in range of another one, meaning that the first one got cut off. Overall, a very pleasant trip.

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