S-61 Delfin submarine floating museum

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Opening hours:
Tuesday to Saturday from 9h to 14h
Minimum height to enter and visit the submarine: 1,15 meters
Price: 2€
Closed on bank holidays.
Telephone: please call and mention you have been recommended by Torrevieja.com to the number 687 520 974

The “S-61 Delfin” Submarine. A peace, culture and community union ship expressing the depth of our sailor roots. The Delfin is a Daphne class submarine given by the Spanish army to the Torrevieja’s Council, thus becoming the “first floating museum” of its type in our country.

Our sailor traditions and our relations with the Spanish Army took us to give, on 1 December 1974, the combat flag to the S-61 Delfin submarine. When it had to be discharged, the Ministry of Defence decided to give the last S-61 flag to the town of Torrevieja during a moving ceremony celebrated at the Cartagena’s Arsenal. Later on, the submarine was definitely handed over.

Thanks to the Museo del Mar y de la Sal (the Sea and Salt Museum) the Delfin Submarine became, since 8 May 2004, the first Spanish Army ship to become a floating museum, offering all people visiting the same the opportunity to discover the inside of a submarine and imagine how the members of its crew used to live inside the same. The Delfin submarine is based in the Torrevieja’s harbour and has become a part of its landscape, having received over 1,300,000 visits since it was inaugurated.
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