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Museum of the Mediterranean

Territory and history

<p>Our region that is open to the sea, and in contact with other people around the Mediterranean.</p>

Our region that is open to the sea, and in contact with other people around the Mediterranean.

The second section of the Museum of the Mediterranean shows landscapes in the Montgrí and Baix Ter regions: the Medes Islands, the plain, the river, the Montgrí massif, and more. They are all elements that belong to the cultural landscape of the Mediterranean. The sound of the sea, the wind and the river are natural elements.

Little by little, human noises are added to the natural sounds. The voice, the body and the daily use of different materials allow people to communicate: percussion with stones, fire, songs and more. They show that culture was added in an environment where before there were only natural sounds.

The highlight of this area can be found in the "children of the same sea" area, where you can see that men and women today are the result of uninterrupted cultural exchanges. Today, the Catalan words for money (moneda, from Phoenician) democracy (democràcia, from Greek), urban planning (urbanisme, from the Romans) and compass (brúixola, from Arabic) are so commonly used that it is hard to believe they are from other cultures. Cultural diversity means enrichment and wealth. It is important to maintain a dialogue with the unknown.

OBJECTS

<p>"Pic del Montgr&iacute;" stone.</p>
"Pic del Montgrí" stone
"Pic del Montgrí" stone
<p>Montgr&iacute; Castle capital.</p>
Montgrí Castle capital
Montgrí Castle capital
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