May 28th, 2012
The World famous human body exhibition is getting ready to start in Marbella. Starting on June 15th and runs until September 15th.
Controversially using real body parts to show the inner workings of the human body, it is hoped to promote a healthier lifestyle among the attendees. Over 20 million people Worldwide have seen the exhibition.
Human body exhibition in Marbella
The exhibition takes just over an hour to view all of the 200 displays. It highlights the essential components of the human anatomy.
The exhibition is divided into eight distinctive areas, with the human development, skeletal, respiratory, circulatory, muscular, digestive, nervous and urinary/reproductive systems.
Unsurprisingly the exhibition has drawn criticism and controversy all over the World. Mostly on ethical grounds.
All of the bodies were obtained through the Dalian Medical University Plastination Laboratories in the People’s Republic of China.
According to Dr Hong-Jin Sui, who has authorised the exhibition and is the director of the Medical University of Dalian’s Department of Anatomy insists that all bodies have been voluntary donated and are free of contagious diseases.
“The individuals have been certified to have died of natural causes, with no wounds, trauma or other signs of physical abuse, torture, assassination or execution.”
This statement, in particular, has drawn an increasing amount of debate over the years.
Revolutionary plastination process
The bodies are preserved and displayed using a new technique that ensures they are preserved at the cellular level. Using a hardened liquid silicone rubber, it is a long and very delicate process that takes over a year to get the final result.
The technique is revolutionary in the way it showcases the complexity of the body’s bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and organs.
The exhibition is taking place in Marbella’s Palacio de Ferias, Exposiciones y Congresos on Calle José Melià, 2. Google map
Open daily from 10:00h to 22:30h
Not the cheapest!!
Adults 16€ (Monday to Friday), 18€ on weekends and holidays
Children and students (ages 4 – 12) 12€ (Monday to Friday), 14€ on weekends and holidays
There are group and family discounts. For more information see the official website – here