Maritime Museum

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Joel Fulleda

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The Maritime Museum of Barcelona is located in the buildings of the Atarazanes Reales, on the seafront and at the foot of Montjuic.

Built in the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries to serve as an Arsenal for the galleys of the Crown of Aragon, the building has impressive Gothic architecture.

It houses one of the finest maritime museums in the world.

Opened in 1929, the museum allows you to understand the maritime culture of Catalonia and Spanish naval history.

Maps, marine tools, models and sketches retrace the nautical adventure of the country in an exceptional setting.

small boat

Many original boats are presented at the start of the visit, this is the part that seems to me the most exciting.

 Under the vault of the arsenal the replica of the galley of San Juan de Austria seems to be waiting for its departure at sea.

You can go around it, discover its architecture and even climb aboard.

Two hundred and thirty six rowers propelled this 60m vessel, decorated with magnificence by prestigious Sevillian artists of the XNUMXth century.


Gabriel de Vallseca's nautical chart also caught my attention.

This parchment dates from 1439. It is the finest example of medieval cartography present in Spain.

This museum is unique, it exceeds in quality most European maritime museums. Its location in the city and the richness of its collections make it a must in Barcelona.

Useful information

The visit to the museum can be done with an audio guide. The price of the audio guide is included in the entrance price.

Address les Drassanes s / n

08001 Barcelona

Phone. 933 429 920 Fax 933 187 876



Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 20 p.m.

PAILEBOTE (boat that can be visited in Port Vell)

Summer (from May 1 to October 31):

From Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 19:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.

Winter (November 1 to April 30):

Tuesday to Friday 12 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.

The museum closes on December 25 and 26, and from January 1 to 6.


Public transport

Metro line 3 / Drassanes Station (sortie Portal de Santa Madrona)

Bus: 14, 18, 36, 38, 57, 59, 64 and 91


Individual entry

Visit to Santa Eulalia included: €6,00 ​​€3,00 €4,80

Santa Eulalia: €2,40 €1,20 €1,80

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