Maritime Museum: Opening a new door to the sea

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Maritime Museum: Opening a new door to the sea

Barcelona's Maritime Museum opens a new door with an entrance facing the sea. This new access, on the Portal de la Paul (the square with the Columbus monument), brings the museum even closer to the city's seaside.

The new museum lobby boasts improved lockers and information services, cloakroom and shop, with a new circular design. They're also inaugurating a new exhibition hall on the first floor called Espacio Mirador, which hosts the 'Llaverias y el Mar', featuring seascapes by Joan i Labró to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Catalan artist's birth. The new area also features two new attractions: the whale-sail, a metal structure with joints and movement hanging from the roof and designed and built by artist Raúl Beteta, and a big backlit illustration of the Barcelona coastline created by illustrator Javier Mariscal and located near the lockers.

Saturday, January 23 at 12.30pm the inauguration kicks off with a theatrical performance from the Artristras company, and afterwards as well as throughout the rest of the weekend, you can visit the new area as well as inside the shipyard and its temporary exhibitions.

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