Museu Marítim

Avinguda Drassanes, S/N. (Open Map)


Sailing into history

The Museu Marítim in Port Vell stands testament to Barcelona's role in maritime history. Housed in a cavernous Gothic shipyard, the collection of craft and memorabilia span the centuries.

The centrepiece of the museum is the full-scale replica of La Real, the flagship of Don Juan of Austria at the battle of Lepanto in 1571; the original was built in these shipyards. Visitors get quite a shock when ghostly galley slaves are projected onto the rowing deck.