Drassanes, Maritime Museum

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21/01/2018 - 18:53

The origins of the Royal Shipyards of Barcelona (Drassanes) lies in the late thirteenth century. Peter III the Great, king of the Crown of Aragon ordered the construction for a space to build and maintain galleys. The original construction had various modifications and extensions during the centuries, the most important was in the early eighteenth century. The whole space was within the extension of the wall of Barcelona, one part of the wall still remains  next to the shipyards at Avinguda del Paral.lel. In 1936, the Maritim museum of Catalonia was installed in there and later it has changed to the Maritim Museum of Barcelona. In 1937 the architectural complex was included in the Records of Historical, artistic and scientific Heritage, by the Generalitat of Catalunya and in 1976 was declared Historical-Artistic Monument by the Spanish Government. And in 2006, the Maritime Museum was declared as a Museum of National Interest.

The Maritime Museum of Barcelona is devoted to maritime world and its history. It has a permanent collection of boats and ships, but it also organizes temporary exhibitions, interesting events and promotes investigations.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 10:00h to 20:00h (last access at 19.30h)
Sundays: from 15h free entrance.
Closed 25th an 26th of December, and 1st and 6th of January.

Metro: Drassanes (L3)

Where is it?

Ciutat Vella - El Raval
Zip code: 
Avinguda de les Drassanes

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For reasons of reorganization of the collection, the permanent exhibition will be closed until the end of 2014. Temporary exhibitions can be visited and activities do not stop.

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