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
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Spain

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Marian Fernandez de Luco (16 months ago)
The museum is very interesting and the visit with Cuco's explanation is very pleasant. Despite the rain, it was well worth seeing the recreation of the inauguration of Brigadier Don Fernando Casado and the firing of the 48-pound cannon?
Santiago Rubio (16 months ago)
We have read the previous reviews and while traveling through Cantabria we have approached the Museum. Really interesting and very well guided by Cuco who has illustrated the visit with his knowledge and comments. It is fair to mention that the museum is promoted by volunteer associates in love with their land and its history, who pay a fee to continue with this initiative. It is well worth making the visit and collaborating with the price of admission with this association.
B. Eva (17 months ago)
Interesting museum, run by passionate volunteers
Rebeca Perez (2 years ago)
What luck, we have found the site of the rebound museum and it has been the best of a rainy afternoon. A fantastic guide. Some stories about cannons, ships and wars told in an enjoyable and entertaining way. Cheer up and keep going, Cuco.
Txusmari SG (2 years 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.
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