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Museum of the Mediterranean

Torroella de Montgrí

Museum of the Mediterranean. Entrance.

Museum of the Mediterranean. Entrance.

In 2003 the Museum of the Mediterranean was opened in Torroella, in an attempt to become an area for knowledge, reflection and research for the problems and worries that affect citizens in the 21th century. A place where music is the main focus of a discourse in which natural sounds and human sounds are used as a pretext to show the reality of the land and the people who live there.

The Museum of the Mediterranean opened its doors to discovering more about people living along the Mediterranean, starting with Montgrí, the Baix Ter plain and the Medes islands. This region has been shaped by a long history of exchanges between different cultures along the Mediterranean with a shared past, present and future.

It is a participatory experience for young and old that invites you to smell the aromas of the Mediterranean, hear the sounds and music from the region, touch the history and watch a video that shows how the Mediterranean is today.

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01. Museum of the Mediterranean

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SPACES

The Can Quintana Building
The Can Quintana Building
The Can Quintana Building
<p>Reception area.</p>
Welcome
Welcome
<p>We live in an area which opens out to the sea and is in touch with Mediterranean towns and villages</p>
Territory and nature
Territory and nature
<p>The Mediterranean became the <em>Mare Nostrum</em>&nbsp; and all the peoples who live around it share the same cultural legacy</p>
History of the territory
History of the territory
<p>Music travels through the channels created by communication between different peoples.</p>
The music
The music
<p>We have inherited a Mediterranean landscape and culture.</p>
A sea of all
A sea of all
<p>Final audiovisual piece: the reality of life in the Mediterranean today.</p>
Audiovisual. The Mediterranean reality
Audiovisual. The Mediterranean reality
<p>Francesc Gimeno, El Montgr&iacute; landscape artist&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
Espai Francesc Gimeno, El Montgrí landscape artist. Martínez-Solans collection
Espai Francesc Gimeno, El Montgrí landscape artist. Martínez-Solans collection

OBJECTS

The Mediterranean is our shared landscape
The Mediterranean is our share...
The Mediterranean is our shared landscape
Children of the same sea
Children of the same sea
Children of the same sea
The Sardana
The Sardana
The Sardana
<p>"Pic del Montgr&iacute;" stone.</p>
"Pic del Montgrí" stone
"Pic del Montgrí" stone
<p>Terra sigillita ceramic piece with the image of a woman playing the lyre</p>
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Lyre ceramic piece
Lyre ceramic piece
<p>Montgr&iacute; Castle capital.</p>
Montgrí Castle capital
Montgrí Castle capital
<p>Birdsong Blow the instrument and you will mimic the warbler&rsquo;s song</p>
Cetti’s warbler. Birdsong
Cetti’s warbler. Birdsong
<p>Gorged mountain</p>
Gorged mountain
Gorged mountain
<p>Catalan shawm.</p>
Catalan shawm
Catalan shawm
<p>The success of the sardana in the mid-20th century is so important that calendars were published to inform people where the dances were taking place.</p>
Dance music
Dance music
<p>Flabiol.</p>
Flabiol
Flabiol
<p>Tible</p>
Tible
Tible
<p>Cretan lyre, Mediterranean instrument.</p>
Cretan lyre
Cretan lyre
<p>The Launeddas, an instrument from Sardinia.</p>
Launeddas
Launeddas
<p><em>Mezoued</em></p>
Mezoued
Mezoued
<p><em>Saz</em></p>
Saz
Saz
<p><em>Portrait of Pilar Solans</em>, Francesc Gimeno, 1922, oil on canvas, 65 x 82.5 cm</p>
Portrait of Pilar Solans
Portrait of Pilar Solans

INFORMATION

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WEBSITE
http://www.museudelamediterrania.cat
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EMAIL
info@museudelamediterrania.cat

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