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Museo Atlántico (Lanzarote Underwater Museum)

Unique architectural creation and amazing sculptures are waiting for you under the ocean near the coastal area


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Museo Atlantico Lanzarote is the first underwater museum in Europe located near Playa Blanca, Lanzarote. The depth of this museum is 12 m, which makes it visible not only for divers but for snorkelers and glass-bottom boats as well. The highlights include a 30 metre-long and 100-tonne wall and lots of real size human sculptures.

Sculptures depict kids and adults sitting in the boats, standing, lying, playing or just walking on the bed of the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the appearance of human sculptures is taken from the local people of Lanzarote. All the sculptures have been made of a pH neutral material not to influence local biodiversity. Moreover, they have been designed to serve as a habitat and reproduction area for the local fish species.

It took the artist Jason deCaires Taylor around two years to complete 12 installations that consist of over 300 sculptures. They will now become a part of the local marine life, representing the harmonious relations between humans and nature.

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