The Museu de la Mar is the most recent museum in Dénia. Hundreds of pieces from different centuries are exhibited in it, all of them related to fishing, the port and, ultimately, the Dianense sea. In fact, it is located in the same port of Dénia and access to its interior is completely free.
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The Museu de la Mar was one of the projects most demanded by the Culture area of the consistory. With its rich fishing tradition, its strategic port and a history of battles and shipwrecks without equal, it was to be expected that Dénia would bet on taking a tour of what the sea has contributed to it for centuries by betting on a great exhibition.
In June 2019, the museum became a reality. The most emblematic cultural space in recent years was inaugurated in a restored fish market that went from selling seafood to telling stories of sailors.
What to see
It is a museum dedicated to the sea, inside which there are more than 400 pieces related to the maritime history of Dénia. These belong to different periods, ranging from the XNUMXth century BC to the recent XNUMXth century.
Most of the pieces come from donations made over the last decades, which were either kept in warehouses waiting to see the light or were part of the exhibitions of other museums in the city.
Virtual tour through history
In addition to the hundreds of pieces on display, at the Museu de la Mar you can find a room where you can take a tour of the maritime history of Dénia through audiovisual files projected on a screen. In this way, you can enjoy thematic exhibitions such as fishing, seafaring traditions, devotions, the progress of research in underwater archeology and a whole series of chapters of the blue mosaic of Dénia & Mar.
The location of the Museu de la Mar is almost one more element of the exhibition. The building that houses this huge sample is a key element to understand the maritime history of the city, especially related to the fishing trade. It is an old fish market where the fish caught every morning by the Dianense boats were sold and auctioned, which closed in 1997.
The building was left in disuse due to its poor condition, until in 2019 it reopened, showing a renewed face after long works to restore it and modernize its image.
The museum is located in the port of Dénia, next to the Cervantes esplanade. An ideal location as it invites you to enjoy the history of Dianense fishing and sailing while watching the boats and water through the windows and the smell of the sea invades the place.
The Museu de la Mar is open practically the whole year. From Monday to Sunday it is open, except for Christmas (December 25) and New Years (January 1). In the same way, the afternoons of December 24 and 31 are usually closed.
Apart from these exceptions, the museum opens in two shifts: the morning shift, from 10 a.m. to 13 p.m., and the afternoon shift, from 16 p.m. to 20 p.m. This from October to April, since between May and September, the tourist season, the schedule is adapted, keeping the morning the same but delaying the opening and closing hours in the afternoons by one hour. Thus, between May and September the afternoons are open from 17:21 p.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.
Like most museums and exhibition halls in the city, there is no price list in this one. The Museu de la Mar is completely free.