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Museu de la Vida Rural

Prologue Hall

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A close-up from the Prologue Hall, the auditorium at the Museum of Rural Life (MVR) where the visit begins</span>.</p>

A close-up from the Prologue Hall, the auditorium at the Museum of Rural Life (MVR) where the visit begins.

The first of the 30 or so audiovisuals in the museum is the one in the Prologue Hall. This audiovisual broadly outlines the changes that have occurred in the countryside in the past century.

Indeed, bringing food to the table has not always been as easy as it is today. Life in the rural world was always precarious and fraught with difficulties. Almost everything done was in some way due to the imperative need to subsist. Effort, patience and thriftiness have been the main features of life in the rural world until now.

During the tour, the museum shows visitors how our forefathers lived and worked, and the world and culture that they shared and handed down to us.

The museum also shows how as the countryside was industrialised, this entire rural world changed and transformed until becoming what it is today: an urban present. And this present now requires our cooperation to remedy the profound footprint we have left on the land.

The rural world has bequeathed to us an immense cultural, technological, biological, economic and landscape heritage which this museum seeks to highlight.

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