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Anchovy and Salt Museum

Salt

<p>Salt from the different salt plains in the Catalan Countries, a plan of the salt trade and the storage building.</p>

Salt from the different salt plains in the Catalan Countries, a plan of the salt trade and the storage building.

A visit to the Museum begins with a video introduction about the process of catching the fish, and how anchovies and sardines are prepared, with images from early 20th century films and the Salt Festival, accompanied with music by songwriter Josep Tero. In the first room of the Museum, there is a description of how salt is extracted, traded, and how it arrived to the old port of L'Escala in large coastal schooners, from the salt flats in Ibiza and Torrevella This salt is unloaded at the storage building, the warehouse where the salt is stored, before being distributed to villages in the interior. The storage building, currently being renovated, helped encourage population growth in L'Escala in the 18th century.

OBJECTS

<p>Salt pot, from the late 20th century, used to pour local salt during the Salt Festival.</p>
Salt pot
Salt pot
<p>Silver <em>salpasser, </em>with an 18th century awl and vessal used to bless the homes in L'Escala.</p>
Silver "salpasser"
Silver "salpasser"
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