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Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
April 5, 2006
From journal A City Break in Barcelona
Tarrytown, New York
June 6, 2000
From journal Soaking up Barcelona, Spain
October 30, 2002
Lifesize replicas and real examples of ships, boats and sea wessels of all ages fill the halls. Walk-in dioramas present you with examples of life aboard the ships, sailing adventures and, not least, the underwater trips of Narcis Monturiol, one of the first successful submariners of our times.
All in all the museum is well worth the time spent there - and should you tire of the relentless onslaught of the historical facts, La Rambla is just nearby, ready to take away your sore feet in a jug of sangria.
From journal Barcelona at the tips of your toes
Royal Oak, Michigan
March 25, 2001
From journal Barcelona, not your average Spanish City
Todmorden, England, United Kingdom
June 25, 2002
It was originally the Drassanes Reials [Royal ship-building yards] which made ships for the joint kingdom of Aragon and Catalunya. It consists of a succession of Gothic naves with a gable roof supported by stone pillars.
By the second half of the 17th century it was largely used to accommodate troops, and in the 18th century it became an artillery depot. It was finally given to the city by the military in 1935 and has been the Museu Maritim since 1977.
As well as the galleon, there are fine collections of navigational instruments here, and figureheads, nautical maps and pictures.
I know that many tourits are attracted by the art and the ecclesiastical buildings of the city, but this museum should NOT be forgotten when you plan your itinerary.
From journal Barcelona - a kind of capital