Saturday, May 13, 2006

Port Vell, Barcelona: Ictineu II Submarine

Port Vell, Barcelona: Ictineu II Submarine by Narcís Monturiol

At the harbour of Barcelona in front of the Imax Port Vell cinema and near Maremagnum complex there is a reproduction of The Ictineu II, the first combustion driven submarine and anaerobic engine, invented by Narcís Monturiol i Estarriol who was born in Figueres, Catalonia (Spain) in 1819. The first successful combustion powered submarine was launched the 2nd of October 1864. Monturiol died tragically and impoverished in Barcelona in 1885. Notice how the little girl completely ignores such "piece of junk".
See Ictineu II Submarine Picture on a Google Earth Map


  1. Very interesting post. Looks a bit like a rugby ball ;).

  2. Hehehe that's the reason why I love kids!

  3. They know better, thanks Anne.