Mirador de Colom
High above the swirl of traffic on the roundabout below, Columbus keeps permanent watch, pointing vaguely out to the Mediterranean....
Catalunya Bus Turístic
Routes include a day in Vic (€35), north of Barcelona, visiting the old town and huge weekly market; Girona and Figueres (€71); a...
Aboard a large sailing catamaran, Orsom makes the 90-minute journey to Port Olímpic and back. There are three departures per day (four...
A French cabaret theme (with lots of Piaf in the background) dominates this tiny, cluttered classic. It’s been going, on and off, since...
Avinguda de les Drassanes · interesting places nearby
Museu Marítim information
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.