The Maritime Museum of Barcelona, Museu MarГtim, is located in one of the most emblematic buildings of Ciutat Vella, Drassanes Reials (Royal Shipyards). Open since 1929, the museum puts on display a collection of relics, ship replicas and models, nautical instruments and maps unlike any other. The highlight of the collection is the replica of the royal galley used by Juan of Austria at the Battle of Lepanto, full-size, as well as the 1918 schooner Santa EulГ lia.
The Maritime Museum of Barcelona is presently closed for the permanent collection's major makeover. It is set to open at the end of 2014.