Royal shipyards of the 14th century
The Mediterranean expansion of Aragon and Catalonia created the need to build numerous boats which prompted Pedro el Grande to build these shipyards for the boats of the Crown.
There are 19 naves. The first were built beside the sea in 1378, thereafter the other 8 were built inland separated by a big patio, and then in the 17th century three more were built to the extreme east. It is one of the largest civil Gothic works. Inside there is a stretch of Gothic walls with square towers. The entrance is located in one of these towers and is covered with a vault of ogives. Site of the Maritime Museum.
Construction: Public building
Artistic period: Gothic
Historic period: 13th century - 18th century
Setting: Wax Museum, Monument commemorating Columbus, Customs.
Avenida de les Drassanes s/n
08001 Barcelona (Barcelona)
From Monday to Sunday
Does not close at midday
From 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Closed: 1 and 6 January, and 25 and 26 December.
on Sundays after 3pm, and on 18 May and 24 September.
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