Barcelona Maritime Museum

 Discover the Maritime Museum of Barcelona, located in the Gothic building of the Drassanes Reials
The Royal Galley of Juan of Austria. Photography: Vassil
The Maritime Museum of Barcelona is an institution dedicate to the conservation, study and dissemination of the Catalan maritime heritage, one of the richest in southern Europe. The exhibitions, the scenographies and the interactive workshops help us to understand the maritime history and the close relationship between human being and the sea. The headquarters of the museum is located on the seafront of the city, at the foot of the Montjuïc mountain.

The collections include model boats, dioramas, weapons, nautical instruments, maps, paintings, an archaeological artefacts. The most valuable piece of the museum is the 1:1 reproduction of the Royal Galley of Don Juan of Austria, flagship of the fleet of the Holy League in the battle of Lepanto.
Created in 1936, the museum was able to open its doors only in 1942. In 2006 it has been declared a Museum of National Interest.

Barcelona Royal Shipyards

The Museum is located in the majestic gothic building of the Royal Shipyards (Drassanes Reials in Catalan), the former arsenal of galleys of the King of Aragon, built in the 13th - 14th centuries and later expanded. We are in front of the most complete and best preserved medieval shipyard in the world, cataloged as Historical - Artistic Monument for its relevance. With a total surface of 18.000m2, the complex is formed by a succession of ten naves supported on rectangular pillars and by several fortified elements. The naves are between 8.40 and 13.5 meters wide, sufficient for the construction and maintenance of the warships at the time.

The fleet

In the Old Port of Barcelona, the Maritime Museum maintains several historical ships such as the schooner Santa Eulalia, the dinghy Pól·lux, the sailing ship Drac and the lute Lola. The 46-metre long three-masted sailing boat Santa Eulàlia, built in 1918, is moored at the Bosch i Alsina Quay. The boat can be visited every day except the period when is sailing.
Contact
+
Contact
Address: Drassanes Avenue - Barcelona 08001
Tel.: +34 933 429 920
Fax: +34 933 187 876
E-mail: informacio@mmb.cat
Timetable
+
Timetable
Monday to Sunday: 10am to 8pm.
Closed: 25 and 26 December, 1 and 6 January.
Prices
+
Prices
General admission ( Entry to temporary exhibitions and visit to Santa Eulalia ship): 7 €
Reduced admission (over 65, students under 25, unemployed people): 3.50 €
Groups of more than 10 people, large families or single parent families: 5.50 € / person
Under 17: free admission.
May 18, September 24: free admission.
Public transport
+
Public transport
Metro. Drassanes Station (L3 line).
Bus. Lines 21, 59, 88, 91, 120,D20, H14, N0, N6, N9, N12, N15 and V13.
Tourist bus. Colom - Museu Marítim stop (red route).
Location
+
Location
GPS: 41°22'30.9"N 2°10'34.0"E / 41.375242, 2.176117
Nearby
Attractions
Accommodation
Attractions
Accommodation