The Maritime Museum in Barcelona is a must for sea lovers, a museum located in the former shipyards of Drassanes. The museum is in the old town and at the end of la Rambla, very convenient to visit it when you are in the city centre.

The Drassanes, where the museum is located was built in the 13th to 18th century, it was the construction space for Barcelona's ships that lead to expanding its territory in the Mediterranean. 

Since 1929, the permanent exhibition at the Maritim Museum shows the Maritime history of Catalonia, an exhibition of 10000 square metres as Catalonia's history is very related to the territorial expansion through the Mediterranian due to Jaume I the Conqueror. Thanks to Jaume, he conquered the Balearic Islands and their language is the Catalan, as well as Sardinia where still remains the language in Alghero.

The highlights of the Maritime Museum include the vessels, reproductions of galley's from the 16th century, there is also a 60 metre-long royal gallery of Juan de Austria that was in the Battle of Lepanto.

There are different boats of a wide range of categories if you are a sea lover and like boats, this is your place in Barcelona. Most models of the collection were made in the 19th century as the originals no longer exist unless stated otherwise. 

Opening times:

From Monday to Sunday, 10h to 20h

Sundays from 15h, free entrance

The museum closes on 25th and 26th December and in 1st and 6th January

The entrance fee per adult is 7 euros, but if you can take advantage of the free entrance on Sundays.


¿What do you think? Help others with your opinion and experience

You might also like

Maritime Museum: perfect stop for sea lovers!

Maritime Museum: perfect stop for sea lovers!

The Maritime Museum in Barcelona is a must for sea lovers, a museum located in the former shipyards of Drassanes. The museum is in the old town and at the end of la Rambla, very convenient to visit it when you are in the city centre.The Drassanes, where the museum is located was built in the 13th to 18th century, it was the construction space for Barcelona'…

The Montjuïc & Panoramic Tour in Barcelona
Tours & Excursions

The Montjuïc & Panoramic Tour in Barcelona

I joined a tour called The Montjuïc & Panoramic Tour Barcelona . At first I thought that it did not have much sense as I was from Barcelona, so I probably knew a lot of what they could explain. But then I realised that actually even though we are natives, sometimes we do not take the time to look around and enjoy, as we go running, working, taking the…

Plaça del Rei, a medieval square with history beneath
What to do

Plaça del Rei, a medieval square with history beneath

Plaça del Rei is my favorite square in Barcelona, you have the feeling of walking in the medieval Barcelona through the Monumental buildings that are in the square. You can find the Royal palace, the Palau Reial Major as we call it and the buildings surrounding the palace are the perfect painting to see how it was the city in Middle Ages.The Palau Reial Maj…