Inauguration of the Atlantic Museum of Lanzarote

Inauguration of the Atlantic Museum of Lanzarote

The act took place on Tuesday 10th, at the dock of captaincy of Marina Rubicon, Playa Blanca.

The first museum of underwater art in Europe, the Atlantic Museum of Lanzarote, is already a reality.

The British eco-sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor and Centres of Art, Culture and Tourism of Lanzarote (CACT) have worked closely to give form to an artistic project of an “extraordinary” dimension which, undoubtedly, will contribute to improve the positioning of the Lanzarote destination in the international tourist markets.

The creation of this monumental project has lasted more than two years and aims to create a strong visual dialogue between art and nature.

Designed with a conservationist approach to create an artificial reef on a large scale, the first works, which were installed in February 2016, have already seen a significant increase in the rates of generation and abundance of species, and are already frequented by angel-sharks, banks of Barracudas, sardines, octopus, marine sponges and casual butterfly rays.