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Galata Museo del Mare maritime museum


At the Old Port of Genoa, in over 10,000 square meters of surface area, Galata Museo del Mare illustrates the evolution of the port and the maritime city since the Early Middle Ages. The building, in stone and crystal, is the work of the Spanish architect Guillermo Vasquéz Consuegra. The exhibition not only offers a scientific approach, but also gives ample space to multimedia and interactive aspects. Not to be missed is the reconstruction of a 17th-century Genoese galley, 40 metres long and 9 metres high at the stern, placed in its original launching chute. You can visit the Arsenal and the armoury in the Dockyard, browse through precious 16th-century atlases with multimedia support, climb aboard a 19th-century Ligurian brigantine, cross a virtually reconstructed storm at Cape Horn, and visit the new Fishing Pavilion. The last floor is dedicated to the history of Italian transatlantic liners, with models, original objects and multimedia projections. The Steamship Room houses a reconstruction of the deck of a steamship with its original wheelhouse, funnel, deckhouse and lifeboat. Sophisticated software allows the ship to be manoeuvred from the wheelhouse, virtually sailing through the waters of New York or the Strait of Gibraltar or among ice and icebergs. Outside, you can admire and visit the submarine Nazario Sauro S518.


10:00 am-06:00 pm
Tuesday - Friday
10:00 am-05:00 pm
10:00 am-06:00 pm
Galata Museo del Mare maritime museum
Calata Ansaldo De Mari, 1, 16126 Genova GE, Italia

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