Discover Torrevieja with Shopping Center Habaneras
Discover Torrevieja with the Habaneras Shopping Center
Every week, we suggest you discover a place, an emblematic monument or one of our beautiful beaches of Torrevieja.
Do you recognize this emblematic museum of Torrevieja?
It is the Submarine "S-61 Dolphin". A boat for peace, culture and union among peoples, expression of the depth of our seafaring roots. The Dolphin is the submarine of the Daphne class, ceded by the Spanish Navy to the City Council of Torrevieja, thus becoming the "first floating museum" of these characteristics in our country.
Our seafaring tradition and our relationship with the Spanish Armada made that on December 1, 1974, Torrevieja delivered the battle flag to the submarine S-61 Dolphin. At the time of his retirement, the Ministry of Defense agreed to deliver to the city of Torrevieja the last flag of the S-61 in an intimate ceremony at the Arsenal de Cartagena. And later the definitive cession of the submarine took place.
From the hand of the Museum of the Sea and Salt, since May 8, 2004, the Submarine Dolphin becomes the first ship of the Spanish Navy that becomes a floating museum, offering to all who visit it the possibility of knowing the inside a submarine and imagine what were the living conditions of its crew. The Delfin submarine has arrived at its last port and is already part of the image of Torrevieja, having received more than 1,300,000 visits since it became a floating museum.
If you have recognized it, you are a true torrevejense!