Day Trip Rucksack
Small 10L day trip and museums rucksack
The Maritime Museum of Barcelona is located in the building of Drassanes Reials de Barcelona, the former royal arsenal of Barcelona which built ships between the thirteenth century and eighteenth century.
During the time of the shipyard it was capable of housing up to 50 sailing vessels within the vaults. The Front of the building facing the sea had a sloped ramp down into the water. What is now infront of the museum is on reclaimed land.
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The museum is broadly about the history of sailing from the early days with the history of the Spanish Navy since the Catholic Monarchs, in the 15th century, up to the present. Also contins several navigation instruments, weapons and paintings.
Although the museum does not compare to other maritime museums like the historic dockyards of portsmouth, it is worth the visit to see the vast vaulted roof, The royal galley and shooner Santa Eulalia.
Barcelona Maritime Museum MMB opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 10:00h to 20:00h (last access permitted at 19:00h).
Sundays after 15:00h: free entry.
Closed: December 25th and 26th, and January 1st and 6th. December 24th and 31st the museum closes on 15:00h.
Most of the Barcelona Maritime museum is fully accessible for people with reduced mobility or pushchairs. This is a very child friendly museum.
The museum has lockers in the entrance hall for over sized bags. but a small 10L rucksack should not need to be put in the locker.
There is bicycle anchorage behind the museum in Av de les Drassanes with Carrer del portal de Santa Madrona although this is not a location I would consider it safe to leave a bicycle chained up unattended.
Don't forget headphones for the audio guide.
Address: Av. de les Drassanes S/N, Barcelona. 08002
Nearest TMB Metro is Drasanes on the green (L3) line.
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City walk in Barcelona in Old port area via Maritime museum, Torre Colon, Maremagnum shoping centre, Boat tours, Post office, Our lady of Mercy Basilica and Wax museum.
Distance: 3.69 Km
Return Travel Fare: T-Casual Zone 1
Transport Network: Barcelona Metro