Bourbon Arsenal and Museum of the Sea
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Bourbon Arsenal and Museum of the Sea
At the heart of Palermo's port, the Bourbon Arsenal bears the coat of arms of Spain's King Philip IV, who commissioned it as a shipbuilding factory in 1630. Naval ships were made here for centuries; Horatio Nelson even lived in the arsenal for a time around 1800. The restored building is now a maritime history museum, displaying intricate scale models of galley ships, along with cannons and other maritime artifacts.
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