100º anniversary of the shipwreck of the “Príncipe de Asturias”


Duration: May 21, 2016 - December 30th, 2017

100º anniversary of the shipwreck of the “Príncipe de Asturias”

The wreck of the “Principe de Asturias”, the largest ocean liner of its time in the Spanish merchant navy, has been surrounded by rumors and legends about the causes that led to the disaster. Also called “the Spanish Titanic“, it was involved in the turbulent times of the 1st World War, and the fact that, shortly before, the “Lusitania” and “Titanic“ had sunk, which made this wreck be forgotten, also obviated by the influential English press.

Similarly to the “Titanic“, the “Principe de Asturias” was considered unsinkable and was the seabed tomb of millionaire and famous people of the time. But also of hundreds of emigrants seeking a better life, in an image which, unfortunately, is repeated  not too far from here.

This exhibition is dedicated to them.

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Maqueta del Príncipe de Asturias

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture and model of the vessel. You can see here a video with the details of the model.

Watch here a video about the exhibition.