Culture. Museums

Maritim Museum
Maritim Museum
  • · Address:
    Avda Dressanbes s/n,
    08001 Barcelona
    Tel. 93 342 99 20
· Schedules:

From 10h to 20h each day

· Transports:

Metro linea 3, Drassanes
Busos 14, 18, 36, 38, 57

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Barcelona Maritime Museum is located in the building of the former Royal Shipyards, one of the civil Gothic buildings most important and best preserved of the world.
The museum has more than 75 years of history, is dedicated to marine culture. Its mission is to preserve, study and disseminate the maritime heritage of Barcelona. Barcelona Maritime Museum was declared Museum of National Interest 2006.
Royal Shipyards, the building which houses the Museum, is one of the buildings featured months of civil Gothic català.Tot and that his story is uncertain, we find a first documented in the year 1243. But the construction of the present building is believed to be made between the years 1283 and 1328.
The building is a set square formed by a succession of ships supported by stone pillars and covered with a gabled roof. The space was wide and very bright to work under cover but with comfort. On this base were added in later extensions, three buildings that have just completed the set: The New Porch (or building Pere IV) between 1390 and 1415, the ships of the Government between 1612 and 1618 and the extension of the ships Gothic (now known as the Marquis de Comillas Hall) made in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
The building was designed to be an array of galleries. This is built, repaired and performed maintenance of the entire fleet of the Crown of Aragon. Also here were kept all sorts of naval and military material. I like arsenal it remained until 1745 when it ceased to play a role naval army advancing to having various functions (Park of artillery, store ...). It is in this period when the building has undergone several minor operations among which the construction of the Cavalry Barracks (a building that played in the Rambla and was demolished in 1935)

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