Museu Maritim de Barcelona
Museu Maritim de Barcelona
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
The Maritime Museum of Barcelona is an institution dedicated to maritime culture with more than 80 years of history whose mission is to preserve, study and disseminate one of the most important collections of maritime heritage in the Mediterranean. It is located in the building of the Royal Shipyards, on the seafront of the city and at the foot of the mountain of Montjuïc. The original use of the historic building was the construction of warships for the Crown of Aragon fleet. The Shipyards were listed, in 1976, as a Historic-Artistic Monument. In 2006, the Maritime Museum of Barcelona was declared a Museum of National Interest.
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Neighbourhood: El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
How to get there
  • Drassanes • 2 min walk
  • Paral·lel • 9 min walk
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  • Marybell
    30 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pompeii exhibit
    Just went to the Pompeii exhibit- which was pretty gory not sure so great for kids? Although likely boys would like it (we had girls). The vr experience wqs very cool though. Nice cafe for a drink/ very reasonably priced lunch in the shade by the garden/fountain.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 July 2023
  • Mélodie S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An enriching visit
    I visit this place with a friend last month and it was a verry interesting visit, I've learned so much about Barcelona and the way this city take place in naval history. It was a great experience; we were practically alone in the museum so we could take time to hang-out and paid attention to the details of the wonderful ship models. The only thing I regret is that all the information were in English or in Spanish and my native language is French so I didn't understand everything. But at least I practiced my English 👌I recommend this museum to everyone it is such an underrated place.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Reisiger1223
    Leonberg, Germany540 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovers of maritime and architectural history - stop here!
    This museum will appeal to lovers of both maritime/naval and architectural history. Situated in the restored Barcelona Royal Shipyard buildings (construction started in the 13th century), this museum will particularly appeal to those interested in the days of the galleys, leading up to the Battle of Lepanto (1571), and naval warfare in the western Mediterranean. The key feature is a replica galley built in 1971 to commemorate Lepanto's 400th anniversary. There are also exhibits covering the transition from sail to steam and Spain's (particularly Catalonia's) role in developing a global empire and trading network. Definitely worth a visit! It is appropriately situated next to the monument celebrating Christopher Columbus!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 November 2023
  • Patricia M
    2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shame on the Maritime Museum
    I visited your museum on September 10. I was horrified at the museum display comparing the explorers to tech giants. Tech giants work in air-conditioned offices while sipping coffee. The explorers sailed into the unknown, on ships that started to deteriorate immediately, and always ran out of food. The museum bashes both equally. I am no fan of tech giants, but they are successful entrepreneurs. Shame on your museum. By the way, I am female.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 December 2023
  • Janni G
    49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Barcelona martimes
    Beautiful Building from the outside. Bit diffucult to find dur to constriction site of Barcelona. Its really gigantic and a lot of stuff to see. And for 10 Euro one of the Best Museum in Barcelona. Must have i would say.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 December 2023
  • Cheekycockney190757
    Basildon, United Kingdom11,443 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Limited interest, but an amazing Galley and only 10 Euro to enter
    Visited on Monday 20/11/23 10 Euro entry fee. The building housing the Museum, the Drassanes Reials de Barcelona (Royal Shipyards of Barcelona), is a Gothic architectural complex built over 700 years ago, the contents of which focused on the activities at the site over the years as well as housing a recreation of the Royal Galley. The Royal Galley is the highlight and it's interesting the details of how the Spanish viewed the British decision to ban slavery, as the text on descriptions of the Spanish attitude to it appears to glorify the Spanish attempts to avoid the impacts of that ban.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 January 2024
  • mazdauk
    Greater London, United Kingdom743 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum, restaurant understaffed
    We chiefly wanted to incorporate visiting this museum into our exploration of the waterfront to try the menu del dia as recommended by roadtripspainandportugal.com , one of the YouTube channels we watched before our trip. However, we made the classic tourist mistake of forgetting that museums on weekdays can be full of school parties! The museum itself is very well presented, and it's great to see the old shipbuilding sheds reused while keeping their link with matters nautical. It would be a great option for a rainy ( or too hot) day if you want to give your kids space to run around. Once we had seen enough of the exhibits we went to the restaurant and were alarmed to see a lot of tables with "reserved" signs, while most of the rest were occupied, including one large school party. In fairness to the staff they did find us a table quickly, but they were clearly understaffed as in the 15 minutes we sat there no- one brought us a menu. One member of staff was behind the bar one collected frozen desserts for the school party and the other was rushing about, but I was not sure why. After 15 minutes, with no menu and not having seen any orders taken OR delivered to the other tables, we gave up and went elsewhere.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 March 2024
  • Amorette M
    125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful museum
    Love this museum- it explains 700 years of history, has beautiful exhibits and a lovely garden area and restaurant. Located close to the beach. Very informative. And the Spanish Galleon is amazing when you step into the main building. You can go up to the top of the ship on platforms to view it from above. Tickets are inexpensive.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 May 2024
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Amorette M
125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Love this museum- it explains 700 years of history, has beautiful exhibits and a lovely garden area and restaurant. Located close to the beach. Very informative. And the Spanish Galleon is amazing when you step into the main building. You can go up to the top of the ship on platforms to view it from above. Tickets are inexpensive.
Written 3 May 2024
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vinny p
boston201 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This could be so good. Huge space with lots of pieces but nothing works. They have no English audio tour. Directions are poor. Exhibits are confusing. No colonial era stuff. Maybe hire someone new and start over.
Written 28 March 2024
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mazdauk
Greater London, UK743 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We chiefly wanted to incorporate visiting this museum into our exploration of the waterfront to try the menu del dia as recommended by roadtripspainandportugal.com , one of the YouTube channels we watched before our trip. However, we made the classic tourist mistake of forgetting that museums on weekdays can be full of school parties! The museum itself is very well presented, and it's great to see the old shipbuilding sheds reused while keeping their link with matters nautical. It would be a great option for a rainy ( or too hot) day if you want to give your kids space to run around.
Once we had seen enough of the exhibits we went to the restaurant and were alarmed to see a lot of tables with "reserved" signs, while most of the rest were occupied, including one large school party. In fairness to the staff they did find us a table quickly, but they were clearly understaffed as in the 15 minutes we sat there no- one brought us a menu. One member of staff was behind the bar one collected frozen desserts for the school party and the other was rushing about, but I was not sure why. After 15 minutes, with no menu and not having seen any orders taken OR delivered to the other tables, we gave up and went elsewhere.
Written 3 March 2024
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Cheekycockney190757
Basildon, UK11,443 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Visited on Monday 20/11/23 10 Euro entry fee. The building housing the Museum, the Drassanes Reials de Barcelona (Royal Shipyards of Barcelona), is a Gothic architectural complex built over 700 years ago, the contents of which focused on the activities at the site over the years as well as housing a recreation of the Royal Galley. The Royal Galley is the highlight and it's interesting the details of how the Spanish viewed the British decision to ban slavery, as the text on descriptions of the Spanish attitude to it appears to glorify the Spanish attempts to avoid the impacts of that ban.
Written 27 January 2024
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Janni G
49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Beautiful Building from the outside. Bit diffucult to find dur to constriction site of Barcelona. Its really gigantic and a lot of stuff to see. And for 10 Euro one of the Best Museum in Barcelona. Must have i would say.
Written 29 December 2023
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Patricia M
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I visited your museum on September 10.

I was horrified at the museum display comparing the explorers to tech giants. Tech giants work in air-conditioned offices while sipping coffee. The explorers sailed into the unknown, on ships that started to deteriorate immediately, and always ran out of food. The museum bashes both equally. I am no fan of tech giants, but they are successful entrepreneurs.

Shame on your museum. By the way, I am female.
Written 24 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Reisiger1223
Leonberg, Germany540 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
This museum will appeal to lovers of both maritime/naval and architectural history. Situated in the restored Barcelona Royal Shipyard buildings (construction started in the 13th century), this museum will particularly appeal to those interested in the days of the galleys, leading up to the Battle of Lepanto (1571), and naval warfare in the western Mediterranean. The key feature is a replica galley built in 1971 to commemorate Lepanto's 400th anniversary. There are also exhibits covering the transition from sail to steam and Spain's (particularly Catalonia's) role in developing a global empire and trading network. Definitely worth a visit! It is appropriately situated next to the monument celebrating Christopher Columbus!
Written 27 November 2023
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Mélodie S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
I visit this place with a friend last month and it was a verry interesting visit, I've learned so much about Barcelona and the way this city take place in naval history. It was a great experience; we were practically alone in the museum so we could take time to hang-out and paid attention to the details of the wonderful ship models. The only thing I regret is that all the information were in English or in Spanish and my native language is French so I didn't understand everything. But at least I practiced my English 👌I recommend this museum to everyone it is such an underrated place.
Written 18 October 2023
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Marybell
30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
Just went to the Pompeii exhibit- which was pretty gory not sure so great for kids? Although likely boys would like it (we had girls). The vr experience wqs very cool though. Nice cafe for a drink/ very reasonably priced lunch in the shade by the garden/fountain.
Written 8 July 2023
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Hitchiker_bear
Country Victoria, Australia713 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Located not far from the statue of Columbus, at the ocean end of the Rambla; a pleasing change from Barcelona’s Gaudi overload. The exterior design of the museum is simple and striking; a vast building, the interior flooded with natural light, graceful tall stone arches, linked with timber ceilings. Especially striking is the faithful reproduction of a galley from the 16th Century - 60 metres 200ft long, historically driven by 59 oars and the strength of 236 rowers. The museum has an extensive collection of ships and boats and a large exhibition on the construction of medieval sailing ships. Also a vast collection of ships models, figure heads, navigational instruments etc.
Entry €10 adults, €5concession seniors. Free Sundays after 3pm
Written 22 June 2023
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