Museo AtlanticoCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: Puerto Marina Rubicón, Calle el Berrugo, 2, 35580 Playa Blanca, Las Palmas, Spain, Lanzarote
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +34-901200300
- Ticket Price: 12 EUR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Specialty Museum, Sculpture
Museo Atlantico - Review
Europe’s very first underwater museum, Museo Atlantico, also known as Museo Atlantico Lanzarote opened up off the Spanish waters of Lanzarote on 10th of January 2017. This speciality underwater museum is the fantastic brain-child of British sculptor Jason deCaires Tayor. The museum exhibits excellent installations that speak about ocean conservation, marine conservation and the human invasion of nature. Through the fantastic sculptures, this one-of-its kind underwater museum aims to create awareness about environmental conservation. The museum has an underwater botanical garden that will be a home to sea creatures. Each sculpture narrates a story in accordance of the underlying theme of the museum. The museum project of Museo Atlantico Lanzarote is 12 metres deep in the sea and spans over an area of 2500 square metres. It can be accessed by divers and tourists with proper diving training.
Museo Atlantico Information
- The Museo Atlantico Lanzarote can be visited only with registered diving operator/group.
- Safety ship is available.
- Tours depart from Marina Rubicón port located in the south of the island.
- SCUBA equipment and suitable clothing recommended.
- Kids under the age of 8 are not allowed.
- The visitor should be trained in diving and swimming, diving limit for age group is set and can be checked on the official website of Museo Atlántico.
- Not recommended for people under influence of alcohol and drugs.
- Not suitable for pregnant women, people with heart condition and/or asthma and/or cold.
Museo Atlantico Ticket Prices
- Given above are the Museo Atlantico ticket prices are for diving for adults.
- For snorkelling, ticket price is: 8 Euros
Museo Atlantico Hours
- Last Entry for underwater museum Museo Atlantico is at 3:00pm.
- Given hours are actual diving hours.
- Office Hours: 10:00am to 5:00pm (Monday to Friday)
- Museum visit duration is 1 hour.
How To reach Museo Atlantico by Public Transport
- Guided diving from the Marina Rubicon port.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Museo Atlantico
57.12% of people who visit Lanzarote include Museo Atlantico in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
88.17% of people start their Museo Atlantico visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Museo Atlantico
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Museo Atlantico
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Museo Atlantico, Lanzarote Reviews
The Atlantic Museum has been conceived as a place for the preservation, conservation and education of the marine environment and nature, an integral part of the system of human values. This is a latent message in the work of Jason deCaires Taylor and a call to the defense of the oceans that the artist projects in all his works. The museum project is creating a large artificial reef formed by a set of sculptural installations made of neutral pH concrete that, over time, will serve to increase the marine biomass and facilitate the reproduction of the species of the island of Lanzarote The creation of the monumental Atlantic Museum project by the artist Jason deCaires Taylor aims to create a strong visual dialogue between art and nature. Designed with a conservationist approach to generate a large-scale artificial reef, from its first facilities, in 2016, it has already achieved a considerable increase in the diversity and abundance of species, currently being frequented by angel sharks, schools of barracudas and sardines. , octopus, marine sponges and the occasional butterfly stripe. The museum is located about 12 meters deep, near the south coast of Lanzarote, in the Bay of Las Coloradas, an enclave chosen primarily for the physical characteristics of the underwater soil, covering an area of 2,500 m 2 accessible for divers and freedivers . The museum consists of 12 facilities built with neutral pH materials that respect the environment, and all the pieces have been designed to adapt to endemic marine life. The tour aims to reflect the contemporary and brings us some questions about the use of natural resources. About Jason DeCaires Taylor Jason DeCaires Taylor has been described by Foreign Policy magazine as " the Jaques Cousteau of the art world ", being an internationally recognized sculptor who creates underwater installations. Born in 1974, with an English father and a Guyanese mother, Taylor grew up in the south east of England and graduated from the London Institute of Arts in 1998, with an honorary BA in sculpture, to later become a diving instructor and underwater naturalist. With more than 20 years of experience diving, Taylor has also been the winner of underwater photography awards, with dramatic images that capture the evolution of the sculptures and the metamorphic effects of the ocean. In 2006, Taylor founded and created the first underwater sculpture park in the world. Located on the west coast of Grenada in the Antilles, is considered by National Geographic as one of the 25 Wonders of the world , and was instrumental in the creation of a marine national area protected by the local government. In 2009, he founded MUSA (Underwater Art Museum), a monumental museum with a collection of more than 500 sculptures, submerged along the coast of Cancun; described by Forbes as one of the unique tourist destinations in the world. These ambitious and permanent public works have a practical objective whose function is to facilitate a positive interaction between people and the fragile underwater habitat. Some of the creation are : The Raft of the Lampedusa, Immortal, Disconnected, Crossing the Rubicon, Hybrid Garden (several pieces), The portal, Deregulated, Photo Op etc
Very nice concept. The visibility was not that great the day of the dive, however, was still interesting. Saw two morena and an octopus
Amazing experience. Definitely worth it. The first museum I've seen under water. Also the topic of the sculpture were really meaningful. A lot of sea life as well which was making everything more magic than in was already. If you can scuba diving definitely check this out
The most beautiful idea I've ever heard about. It's so nice, and so great to have such a creative idea's in the world, specially underwater world and how the humans want to destroy it! The sculptures are amazing, each one has it own story, they made it with really very good. I think that everyone, specially those in Europe should dive for it, even if you are not a diver you can go there with an instructor!
A great place to spend a hour or two, some really nice cafes and bars to sit and watch the world go by