Talking about one of the largest and most luxurious ships in the world has never been so topical. The Titanic, described in the past as a floating palace, after more than 100 years, still thrills and every decade shows that even with its short history, it will never be forgotten. Known as the ship of dreams, the liner “that would never sink”, according to scholars of the time, met its tragic end in April 1912. Of the 2,228 passengers on board, more than 1,500 of them died, and it is this story that the Titanic Artifact Exhibition, resident at the Luxor hotel, tells its visitors.
Containing more than 150 artifacts from the Titanic, the gallery brings objects rescued from the crew and passengers straight from the world at sea. The items range from suitcases, window frames and a bottle of champagne dating from 1900 to jewelry, tools, postcards, coins, a pipe and playing cards.
The 25,000 square meter exhibition also shows a piece of the ship’s hull. This piece, known as the largest artifact salvaged from the Titanic, weighs 15 tons and is more than 26 meters long. The antique was a major challenge for the exhibition’s designers, because bringing it into the hotel required 48 hours of work, involving cranes and a special team of people to transport the big man to the intermediaries.
This isn’t just an opportunity to see the relics up close; in addition to the antique showcases, tourists will also have the chance to take a real trip back in time. One of the wings faithfully recreates some of the most famous and curious parts of the ship. The third and first class rooms were built with furniture from the original manufacturers of the time.
The finely decorated first class rooms show all the sophistication adopted at the time, in burgundy colors and mahogany finishes. No wonder these suites were considered the most luxurious of that decade, more so than any hotel room on land at the time.
One of the most exciting environments is the replica of the staircase that is shown as the meeting point for the couple in love, Jack and Rose, in the film Titanic, from 1997, where the protagonists (played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet) live a troubled and passionate romance. This is undoubtedly the park that audiences love the most, because it’s practically impossible not to feel part of this unforgettable love story.
Here you have the option of taking a photo to record the tour.
Free tip: A marriage proposal in this place can be a great opportunity to seal the long-awaited “I do” moment, which will definitely be immortalized as a ‘movie scene’. How about that?
Another successful spot is the iceberg platform, which features the sound of waves and an artificial starry sky. Visitors can have the experience of touching the ice tip that was created specifically for the exhibition, which contains its own cooling system to prevent the iceberg from melting. Finally, the exhibition ends with a tribute, through a panel with a list of the names of all those who lost their lives on that fateful night.
-The cost of building the ship at the time (1910) was 7.5 million dollars. In 1997, it cost 150 million to make the movie.
The most expensive first-class suite on the Titanic cost around US$4,350, the equivalent of around US$75,000 today.
-The Titanic carried a stock of 34 tons of meat, 35,000 eggs, 40 tons of potatoes, 453 kilos of tea sachets and 15,000 bottles of beer.
-There are no more living survivors of the Titanic. The last remaining member, Millvina Dean, died on May 31, 2009, at the age of 97.
The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 10pm.
Remember that the last entry is at 9pm.
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Text: Alice Camargo