An intense, exciting journey through naval history
The Naval Museum is located inside the Barco de la Virgen—a boat—in the Plaza de La Alameda in Santa Cruz de La Palma, the island´s capital. It is an exact replica of a caravel, made in 1940 for the Descent of the Virgin Procession during the local festivities called the Fiestas Lustrales. From then on, this emblematic space in the city has become one of the most outstanding museums in La Palma. Inside is an important collection of objects from naval history, such as navigational instruments, models and graphic documentation of great historical worth. Five centuries are summed up in an intense, exciting tour.
The most visited museum in La Palma
The uniqueness of the venue and the great historical value of the content make The Naval Museum the most visited museum in La Palma. All the information is provided in several languages and there is a guide service that is very useful for visitors who would like more in-depth knowledge of the history hidden within this pretty museum. The modern, refurbished facilities have some very interesting interactive components and historical items. Climbing aboard this boat beached in the midst of the city and discovering its exciting history on its decks makes for an unforgettable experience.
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