Saturday, May 13, 2006

Port Vell, Barcelona: Ictineu II Submarine

Port Vell, Barcelona: Ictineu II Submarine by Narcís Monturiol

At the harbor of Barcelona, in front of the Imax Port Vell cinema and near Maremagnum shopping center  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.

Check Ictineu II Submarine 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.


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