The Museum of Royal Atarazanas (MAR), is a space that houses the most important underwater archeology exhibition in the Dominican Republic and throughout the Americas. MAR opened in 2019 with the goal of publicizing a valuable collection of historical and cultural assets extracted from Dominican coasts. Its museography is developed through a narrative that tells stories of more than a dozen historical shipwrecks between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries.This museum, located in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo, is in one of the colonial buildings that give monumental value to its historic center, a sixteenth-century Shipyards. For the selection of the museum’s collection, more than 1,400 items were restored, in collaboration with the National Office of Underwater Cultural Heritage, exhibited around the stories of the wreck of the Ships in which they were transported. Open from Tuesday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Museo de las Atarazanas Reales (MAR)

The Museum of Royal Atarazanas (MAR), is a space that houses the most important underwater archeology exhibition in the Dominican Republic and throughout the Americas. MAR opened in 2019 with the goal of publicizing a valuable collection of historical and cultural assets extracted from Dominican coasts. Its museography is developed through a narrative that tells stories of more than a dozen historical shipwrecks between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries.This museum, located in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo, is in one of the colonial buildings that give monumental value to its historic center, a sixteenth-century Shipyards. For the selection of the museum’s collection, more than 1,400 items were restored, in collaboration with the National Office of Underwater Cultural Heritage, exhibited around the stories of the wreck of the Ships in which they were transported. Open from Tuesday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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