Maritime Museum, one of the most visited in Barcelona, located in the Drassanes Reials de Barcelona building, inside the Royal Shipyard in Barca. Museum dedicated to sailors, ships and shipbuilding during the 13th and 14th centuries. The museum was built during the reign of Peter III of Aragon in the 13th century. It was built in the Gothic style, and the building was reconstructed and renovated over time. Catalonia has declared this museum of national importance, and it contains all the roots of the Spanish Navy. You will get to know the history and development of seafaring.
What is interesting is that during excavations in 2012, it was revealed that during the 16th century, a new building was built on an old medieval shipyard, where a Roman cemetery was located. Reconstruction was done in 2013, and the museum opened its doors to visitors again in 2014. Barcelona is known as a maritime city, as a city where maritime traffic developed, and it was inevitable to open a museum that would be a symbol of the maritime city.
The museum covers an area of 18,000 m2, and the central part of the museum is occupied by the ship, which is the main exhibit in the museum. The museum presents a large number of ship, from canoes to large ocean-going ships. It also features the ship that sailed around the world - Victoria, as well as a model of the Santa Maria board.
The life of sailors and fishermen, pirates and everyone connected to the sea in any way is shown. Through pictures, exhibits, documents, you will experience a different time in Barcelona. Also, one of the more interesting exhibits in the museum is the navigation system that was used and belonged to Maestro Vespucci.
Christopher Colombor, who arrived in Barcelona with the discovery of a new continent, certainly contributed to Barcelona's maritime life, and from that point of view in Barcelona, you can get to know the life of this great sailor very well.
Regular ticket price 10 Eur
Reduced ticket price of 5 Eur - for students and pensioners
Every Sunday after 3:00 p.m., entrance to the museum is free.
Exhibits in the entrance hall and Espai Mirador are free
From Monday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 20:00 (access until 19:00)
On Sundays after 15:00, entry is free.
The museum is closed on December 25 and 26, and on January 1 and 6.
On December 24 and 31, the museum closes at 3:00 p.m.
Author of the text:
Maja Glavaš, Bachelor with Honours in Communicology. Works in Tourism.
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