Museu Marítim

Museu Marítim information

Location
Barcelona , Spain
Address
Avinguda de les Drassanes
Telephone
+34 93 342 99 20
Getting there
Metro: Drassanes
More information
www.mmb.cat
Prices
adult/child €5/2, 3-8pm Sun free
Opening hours
10am-8pm
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These mighty Gothic shipyards shelter the Museu Marítim, a remarkable relic from Barcelona's days as the seat of a seafaring empire. Highlights include a full-sized replica (made in the 1970s) of Don Juan of Austria’s 16th-century flagship, fishing vessels, antique navigation charts and dioramas of the Barcelona waterfront.

The pleasant museum cafe offers courtyard seating and a decent menú del día (set-price menu) at lunchtime. Also in the courtyard, you can have a look at a swollen replica of the Ictíneo, one of the world's first submarines. It was invented and built in 1858 by Catalan polymath Narcis Monturiol.