Royal Artillery Factory of La Cavada

Riotuerto, Spain

The Royal Artillery Factory of La Cavada was an artillery foundry was established in 1622 by Jean Curtius with the support of Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares. It became fully operational 15 years later. Between 1637 and 1835 the facility was responsible for the production of more than 26,000 cannons for ships and fortresses throughout the Spanish Empire.

It closed after the defeat of the Spanish at the Battle of Trafalgar.



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    Founded: 1622

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    Txusmari SG (13 months ago)
    Tuvimos ocasión la tarde de ayer de pasar un rato magnífico en este museo. La visita guiada que nos hizo uno de los voluntarios, Vicente Castañeda, consiguió acercarnos de forma muy amena a la historia de la fabrica de cañones que hubo en este precioso Municipio.
    Rubén Baltanás (14 months ago)
    My partner and I have just lived a wonderful experience full of anecdotes, battles, time travel and incredible stories from the hand of the most smiling and knowledgeable guide on the subject that we have never met. The good material that remains there as well as the excellent treatment we have received has been a real discovery. Without a doubt we recommend it 100% since when one enjoys a quality and close service, they must say so. Thank you.
    Gloria López Díaz (15 months ago)
    A small but very well organized museum with many sections and a great history that is worth knowing. The trained and attentive staff. It has been a very rewarding experience and one that surprised us. I hope to come back one day for the cannon shot.
    miguel brown (15 months ago)
    An essential site for any history buff. This topic is rarely discussed in the specialized literature, which makes it even more interesting. The Museum book is very good.
    Gabriel Faleiro (16 months ago)
    Very cultural and interesting museum managed by local volunteers. Totally recommend.
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