Several years ago, a trip to the 18th century was performed at the Castle of San Felipe, with the hiring of actors and extras, firing 18th century cannons and muskets from 1707. Everything was done and represented as in the past, the same uniforms, the voices according to the Ordinances of Charles III, was fired with black gunpowder, the same fumes, odors, etc.
At the visitor reception point, on an audiovisual presentation, a brief historical introduction was presented, then a quinqué was provided to each visitor and for an illuminated tour with elements of that time, he was introduced to a journey into the past by the underground galleries of the castle.
Stonemasons with clothing and materials of old chopping the stone, artillerymen loading and firing a cannon, fulfilling the voices of the regulation of Carlos III. At 14 meters underground, you came to a bedroom which represented what could have been the penalties that passed 3,800 English in the Spanish siege of 1781-1782. Six months underground, soldiers with their relatives, wounded, elderly, women and children who took refuge there.
Three chemists were hired to get an odor similar to “human pestilence.” When the visitor walks through this room, with that smell of rot and various scenes of pain and suffering, visitors were impressed.
Despite the interest of these representations, they had to stop performing in order to ensure security.