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The Prince of Asturias inaugurated the new hall Isaac Peral Naval Museum (12/09/2013)

The new interpretation center sees the light to mark the 125th anniversary of the launching of the Peral Submarine and submersible also houses the newly renovated, features exhibits, plans for the hull, interactive displays and personal belongings of this illustrious son of Cartagena from tomorrow Friday, September 13 will be visited by the public

His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias has been commissioned to inaugurate the new hall this afternoon Isaac Peral Naval Museum, to mark the 125th anniversary of the launching of the submarine.

The opening ceremony was also attended by the Chief of Staff Admiral of the Navy (AJEMA) General Admiral Jaime Muñoz-Delgado and Admiral Chief Cartagena Arsenal, Fernando Zumalacárregui.

Also, also attended local and regional authorities as the mayor of the city, Pilar Barreiro, the president of the Region of Murcia, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, the President of the Regional Assembly, Miguel Celdran, and the delegate of the Government in the Region Murcia, Joaquin Bascuñana that have accompanied the nearly eighty Peral family who did not want to miss this tribute.

During the act such an important event has praised this illustrious figure while Navy has emphasized the new phase that the underwater experience and has become a symbol of Cartagena with over 80 years linked to the city port, in the words of AJEMA.

Analog speech was delivered by Barreiro who has acknowledged that this tribute is paid off a debt that I had with Peral Cartagena, a city where he was born and where his remains lie.

Cartagena is the most universal, and this exhibition ensures its perpetuity.

The mayor also had words of remembrance for the Cartagena neighborhood that bears his name and that was a request submitted to the Consistory for the neighbors, who have also funded the statue dedicated to the figure of Peral.

If the boardwalk was the target of thousands of tourists, now CIM Square will become obligatory place to visit for those who come to the city reminded Barreiro, who paraphrased the end of his speech the words of the official historian Isidro Valverde set about Peral: it rests on their land, which as a good mother, never disappoints.


Preceding the official opening acts for the tribute of the 125th anniversary of the launching of the Peral Submarine began at 10.30 hours. After reviewing the military, HRH The Prince of Asturias was going to the submarine fleet Military Arsenal Cartagena.

Since about 12.10 hours, the Company was honoring the Prince, then to speak Admiral Chief of Staff of the Army General Admiral Jaime Muñoz-Delgado, who has reviewed the life and career of Isaac Peral and importance its submersible, the first able to fight and navigate.

Quite a challenge for the Spanish construction at that time recalled.

He then took out the traditional Tribute to the Fallen, and then gave way to interpretation by the Band of the Third Marine Corps hymn Levante Isaac Peral made ​​on March 13, 1889.


It will be from September 13 Friday morning when citizens and tourists can witness the restoration and rehabilitation of the submersible designed by Peral.'s Museology complete with a chronological mural traces the life and work of Peral, which shall start on 1 June 1951 with the birth of this naval engineer in Cartagena, in particular, in the popular cul de Zorrilla.

Also envision other dates such as the November 27, 1929 when the submarine gets towed to the port city, and so on until 2013 with the restoration and opening to the public later.

Also, in the room there plans for the hull, interactive displays, an exhibition of personal items such as the journal in which the engineer wrote down all the incidents that sparked the construction of the first submarine in the history of navigation, or the office itself Peral which is framed the flag of Spain waving in the torpedo.

It was on December 15 when the torpedo was removed from the promenade giving way to the rehabilitation work outside to avoid physical deterioration that have lasted nine months and said the director of the board of Naval History and Culture of the Navy, the Rear Admiral Jose Antonio Gonzalez, who added also original pieces have been recovered.

This new room also offers a different perspective for those of tomorrow visit this cultural space as the elevated platform allows one hand you see the submersible, and other submarine of the time with a detailed explanation of each of its parts , in the words of Pablo Zarate, director of the Naval Museum.

González also highlighted the selfless work of volunteers and the collaboration of the city of Cartagena and the regional government. Moreover, this project sees the light now has received funding from foundations and Juanelo Turriano Repsol and the University Catholic Murcia, where the total economic to 160,000 euros.


The entrance to the Isaac Peral room is free.

Tomorrow, Friday 13 and Saturday 14 morning hours will be from 09.00 to 14.00.

Beginning Monday, September 16 will open the room in the morning and afternoon: 10:00 to 13:30 and from 17.00 to 20.30 hours.

Those interested in pursuing this course can receive more information and reservations call the 968.12.71.38.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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