Galata Museo del Mare, Genoa

Galata Museo del Mare, Genoa (must see)

Galata Museo del Mare is the largest museum of this kind from the Mediterranean Sea area. It is also one of the most modern in Italy. Established in 2004, at Genova European Capital of Culture 2004, the museum is located in Galata Palace (from Galata, an ancient ultramarine colony) in the old port district dock where the galleys of the Maritime Republic were built. The museum has a natural scale model of a Genoese galley, and several interactive rooms that show the Mediterranean Sea at different periods. There are numerous rooms devoted to maritime trade, and especially those who were around in the Republic of Genoa. The museum also exhibits a transatlantic section with charts and a simulation of a storm in Cape Horn.

Operation Hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 7.30 pm (November - February: closed Mondays)

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Sight Name: Galata Museo del Mare
Sight Location: Genoa, Italy
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Genoa Top Museums, Part 2  

Walking Tours in Genoa, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Genoa

Create Your Own Walk in Genoa

Creating your own self-guided walk in Genoa is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The city of Genoa is rich in beautiful places and historic monuments dating from the 12th century until today. Eye-catching buildings, interesting architecture and cultural enrichment, unique museums and fine spots of interest are what you will see by following the route of this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Genoa Top Museums, Part 1

Genoa Top Museums, Part 1

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Genoa Top Museums, Part 2

Genoa Top Museums, Part 2

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
A Tour of Genoa Religious Edifices

A Tour of Genoa Religious Edifices

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Via Garibaldi Palaces Tour

Via Garibaldi Palaces Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.2 km