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Review the history of the watchtowers who guarded the coast against the danger of privateer attacks

The Guardian of the Sea returns permanently in Benidorm Virtual

03 January 2024
El Guardián del Mar regresa de manera permanente en Benidorm Virtual

You can now visit the exhibition 'El guardián del mar. La Torre de les Caletes' that could be enjoyed at Boca del Calvari Museum until last November 19. The exhibition, once digitized, can be viewed again, but this time in the form of a 360° tour and permanently.

The Councilor for Historical and Cultural Heritage, Ana Pellicer, recalled that “there have been thousands of people who have seen the exhibition at Boca del Calvari, and there could be even more in this format”, given that access is “always free of charge”. and without schedules” you just have to have “a computer, a tablet or a smartphone, like the one that almost all of us carry in our pockets.”

“Promoted by the City Council and Alicante Archaeological Museum – said Pellicer – the exhibition has served to highlight Torre de les Caletes, the 16th-century defensive watchtower of Serra Gelada” and “even more” after its rehabilitation, which began in 2017 since “we have been able to recover part of its history, thanks to the discoveries revealed by the work and its subsequent study by experts.”

The councillor for Historical Heritage has demanded "the reconstruction" of the history of the guardians "in charge of guarding the coast who kept us safe from the Berber corsair attacks that devastated Benidorm for 400 years." A work that has allowed us to delve into “their daily life” and many other details that are reflected in the exhibition.

All that baggage and knowledge are now preserved in museums, hence “the importance” of incorporating the exhibition into Virtual Benidorm. 'El Guardian' thus joins 'El turista accidental', 'Femenino Plural', 'Ferran Freixa, la luz presente', 'Mut Art' and 'Un esteta renacentista', about the figure of Admiral Guillén Tato, which make up the digitized proposal of Historical Heritage.

To transfer 'El Guardián del Mar' to this parallel reality, dozens of 360-degree photographs have been necessary that, once intertwined, offer “an immersive sensation, especially with augmented reality glasses,” but also on mobile devices equipped with gyroscope you can perceive the effect on a scale.

Portraits, maps and texts have been added to the images with which the user can interact to learn more about what the exhibition offers. Pellicer, on the other hand, has emphasized that “thanks to technology, the barriers” that people with reduced mobility encounter when visiting museums are broken. “Virtual Benidorm is one more tool that facilitates accessibility for everyone, but especially for those who need it most,” he concluded.

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