The Barcelona Shipyards
The Barcelona Maritime Museum has proposed self-guided tours of the dockyards in which visitors can acquaint themselves with the location, its history and the works that have been carried out as a consequence of the restoration of the architectural complex on which construction originally began towards the end of the 18th century.
The tour is open to all visitors and is clearly signed by means of QR codes which provide additional information on the points of interest by means of video, photographs and audio files. The museum also provides a pdf file, which can be downloaded from the website, or the possibility of acquiring an explanatory pamphlet when purchasing an entry ticket.
Highlights of the tour include the gothic Torre de Levante, the replica of the galley “Real” in the Main Slipway, the defensive walls, the bulwarks and the Roman necropolis dating from the 1st to 6th centuries, which was discovered underneath the site.
The Barcelona Maritime Museum is an institution dedicated to the maritime culture with over 80 years of history. Its mission is to preserve, study and promote the maritime heritage of the country, one of the richest 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 Barcelona shipyards were cataloged in 1976 as a Historic-Artistic Monument for its historical importance in shipbuilding. This equipment is managed by the Consortium Drassanes Reials and the Barcelona Maritime Museum, formed by the city of Barcelona, Barcelona Provincial Council and the Port Authority of Barcelona. In 2006, the Barcelona Maritime Museum was declared as a National Interest Museum. The Barcelona Maritime Museum is renovating its heritage with the aim of showing its permanent collection from a new perspective, in late 2014. Until then, the museum activity is not interrupted in order to offer exhibitions and a variety of cultural activities around maritime culture. All informations are availables on the official webpage of the museum.
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