Moll de Costa (Costa dock)
The Port of Tarragona is a dynamic, economic engine of our territory and contributes to its development and internationalization, but with the added value of having a clear vocation of involvement with the territory
Along this line, the Port of Tarragona is working to become a meeting point and an entertainment and cultural reference for the inhabitants of Tarragona and the towns of the surrounding area. Thus, the Moll de Costa (Costa Dock) is our cultural brand that offers citizens a privileged area fully integrated into the city, where tradition is combined with modernity and dynamism, a unique attraction for our territory.
The port areas of the Costa Dock, the Tinglados, the Museum, the Archive or the new sports area KM-0, as well as the streets of the maritime neighbourhood of El Serrallo, are turned into the scene of many events of high public interest right throughout the year.
Refugi 1 / Refugio 1 / Shelter 1
VISITORS DURING THE YEAR 2016
54,780 Moll de Costa (Costa dock) and El Serrallo
22,068 Port Museum
947 Port Archive
5,438 Golondrina sightseeing vessel
SAMPLE OF EXHIBITIONS 2016
Antonio de Felipe: un artista pop i un home de món (A pop artist and man of the world)
The most recognized Spanish pop artist on the international scale is facing the most challenging and emotional exhibition with graffiti as a leitmotif. An exhibition that converts Tinglado 1 of the Moll de Costa (Costa Dock) of the Port of Tarragona into a unique experience. The same Antonio de Felipe says: "This is a multi-disciplinary sample like any of the previous but in which visitors will interact more than ever with my work '..
David Callau Giné
The return to pictorial origins. The rediscovery of a blue that never disappears from the artistic trend. The reunion of materials for experimentation with almost sculptural new formats and creations. Inspiration from the sea in all its splendour. It is the driving thread. And imaginary networks of my study within are those that make vulnerable a new aquatic world.
ALMAR is the persistent memory of a great person. Who I know now navigates between light and the calm.... and is dressed in white waves and flashes of sequins.
A L'ENTORN DE LA MIRADA (IN THE SURROUNDINGS OF THE GAZE )
The exhibition presents images of different aspects of everyday life from a point of view of an observer of reality, all looking so that the image is not only an illustration of the journalistic text, but that in itself it is already a description of the news.
The aim of the exhibition has a dual role: on the one hand it is the job of the present profession, the technique and the art, while on the other hand, to enhance the picture for what it is, as an expression of collective discourse, from a very personal point of view.
ÀFRICA: EL PARLAR DEL TAMBOR (AFRICA: THE TALKING DRUM )
This exhibition was created in the wake of a voluntary stay in Nakuru, Kenya, carried out with the NGO Solitary Journeys Tumaini in collaboration with the NGO International Humanity Foundation.
In the summer of 2015, Isaiah and his partner were living at a centre on the outskirts of the city. For three weeks they were in the company of 65 boys and girls from the Pokot ethnic group. This exhibition is a tribute to all of them and their land: from the receiving of the volunteers with ballroom dancing and joy, going on to the fear of small children from Nakuru who had never seen a white person, to the beauty of the wildlife and landscape of this region of Africa. The land where the drum of life is present in every corner, in every gesture ... and is, increasingly, more powerful with each glimpse.
This multifunctional space is home to all kinds of activities promoted by organizations from the city, or by the actual Port of Tarragona from two sides: the manufacturing or the management of itinerant character performed by a Ministry of the State, the Generalitat of Catalonia or by any foundation or prestigious entity
From its beginning as an urban space, Tinglado 2 of the Moll de Costa (Costa dock) has dedicated itself to the exhibitions of contemporary art and avant-garde, which operates by means of invitation made to artists who find themselves in a period of maturity and consolidation.
This activity, along its journey, has earned a number of mentions and awards such as the National Prize for Plastic Arts of the Generalitat of Catalonia in 1990, the Prize of the Association of Art Critics of Catalonia in 1991, the Prize for the Best Catalogue of Spring Photography in 1992 and the Bonaplata Prize of the Generalitat of Catalonia in 1993. All of these awards have turned this room into one of the most important in this kind of cutting edge exhibition.
FACTSHEET TINGLADO 2
This Tinglado, which corresponds to the space where the ferry terminal was located, is the other great area for exhibitions.
All the exhibitions have been visited by large audiences who have praised both the dedication given to the exhibitions and the diversity of topics.
FACTSHEET TIGLADO 4
Refugi 1 (Shelter 1)
Shelter 1 of the Moll de Costa (Costa Dock) is a versatile space of over 2000 m2, which hosts all sorts of cultural, social and entertainment events, highlighted by the performance of concerts aimed at young audiences, conferences, pet get together events and traditional Easter activities.
FACTSHEET REFUGI 1 (SHELTER 1)
Refugi 2 of Moll of Costa (Shelter 2 of the Costa Dock) is where the Museum of the Port of Tarragona and the workshops of CEMAPT are situated The Port Museum preserves and disseminates port and maritime heritage, and is available for visits by students and the general public.
At the CEMAPT workshops, modeling work, restoration and maintenance of boats and assembling are examples of the activities carried out.
The Tarragona Port Archive has as its main task the safeguarding and disseminating of documented heritage and to service the port administration, researchers and the public in general.
The Port of Tarragona’s Publications Service was founded in November 2004 with the aim of collecting and managing all the published work that had, until then, been carried out by the Port of Tarragona
Km 0 has become a meeting point for families, sportsmen and all those who want to walk along the Tarragona coast.
The aim of the Art Collection of the Port of Tarragona is to preserve, catalogue, promote, enhance and expose the pieces that form part of it.