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Atlantic Museum, Europe’s first underwater museum


The Atlantic Museum will be really an amazing destination for a traveler! One might have seen bunch of museums but rare when it is under water.

Europe’s first ever underwater museum is named as the Atlantic Museum or Museo Atlantico, near Spain’s Lanzarote island is going to get branded soon as a destination under the ocean, replete with alluring structures from human life and history. The museum is placed at a depth of around 39 feet below water on the sea floor of the Las Coloradas Bay.

400 sculptures are waiting for you in the museum designed by international artist Jason deCaires Taylor.

Taylor specializes in sculptures made out of pH-neutral marine cement, which is designed to attract marine life and eventually turn his works into artificial reefs. As you can see from the pictures, the sculptures look pretty great hanging around on the ocean floor, although you need to either snorkel or dive to see them in person.

Taylor has previously completed a similar installation in Cancun, Mexico.

Atlantic Museum, Europe's first underwater museum
Photos via Jason deCaires Taylor/Underwater Sculpture

Keeping environmental pollution in mind, all of those statues in the museum are made from environment-friendly concrete.

The sculptures, all of which are accessible via scuba diving or glass-bottomed boats will portray different scenes through human figures from our everyday life.

From a couple taking a selfie to figures walking beneath the water and haunting images displaying a raft carrying 13 refugees, all of such installations will make for a distinguished underwater experience in the European continent.

The work of the Atlantic Museum was basically conceived in 2009 to draw annual visitors to Europe towards this otherwise featureless seabed. The vast seabed has been gradually transformed into a complex artificial reef that supports various forms of life.

The artist also has plans to install lights, mirrors and underwater fountain to create the reflection of a pool inside the gigantic ocean. Work is going on in progress and the museum is expected to make its grand opening by February end.

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