Can Saragossa - Archaeology Museum

The history of Can Saragossa farmhouse follows the rhythm of the history of the town of Lloret. It was originally one of the oldest farmhouses in the town. The modernista refurbishment of the 19th century turned it into a luxury summer home until it was changed into a hotel in 1954

It is currently home to the permanent exhibitions of Iberian archaeology and the extensive Joan Llaverias collection. Its rooms also house the headquarters of the Unit of Cultural Heritage, among others, of Lloret de Mar Town Council.

History 

The history of Can Saragossa farmhouse follows the rhythm of the history of the town of Lloret. It was originally one of the oldest farmhouses in the town. The modernista refurbishment of the 19th century turned it into a luxury summer home until it was changed into a hotel in 1954. It is
currently home to the permanent exhibitions of Iberian archaeology and the extensive Joan Llaverias collection. Its rooms also house the headquarters of the Unit of Cultural Heritage, among others, of Lloret de Mar Town Council. Brief history of a farmhouse with a long history The first information about the existence of the farmhouse dates back to 1317. In those days, the term of Lloret was made up of 26 farmhouses and 9 huts, spread around the territory.

Catalonia did not escape the Black Plague and many farmhouses were abandoned. However, Can Saragossa was fortunately not affected. A 1631 inventory offers data about the distribution of the farmhouse, as well as the stock and the crops: fruit trees, corn, kidney beans, chickpeas, broad beans and cabbage. In 1885, Narcís Saragossa Ametller, a surgeon, inherited the property. He was responsible for the work on remodelling the building that ended in 1902. The alterations gave the building the air of a small modernista Palace, following the trends of the neo-Gothic historicist styles that were so fashionable at the beginning of the 20th century. 47 Successive periods were full of splendour for Can Saragossa with entertainment of the well-to-do society of summer visitors which consisted of luxury parties, fancy dress balls and tennis matches. In 1954, the building was converted into a hotel. The hotel had 10 rooms and was called Hotel Manyana; it operated for 10 years.

Lloret de Mar Town Council bought the farmhouse in 1984, when it was inhabited by Joan Carbó Vilas i Maria Palaudelmas. The permanent exhibitions at Can Saragossa The Iberian world in Lloret de Mar Between the 6th and the 3rd centuries BC, the south and east of the Iberian Peninsula enjoyed the development and the splendour of Iberian culture. The Ibers were an eminently agricultural, sedentary society. They generally lived grouped together in villages set on hills and surrounded by walls, consisting of houses with stone socles, mud walls and roofs covered in vegetation.

This state of urban planning, although incipient, involved a certain degree of
hierarchism and specialization of the society that was favored by trade, which the Ibers carried out, above all, by sea with the Greeks and the Carthaginians. From a technical and cultural point of view, they had significant advances which included working with iron for tools and weapons and pottery, in which they were true experts. However the Ibers, despite belonging to the same culture were politically not united due to the characteristics of their society and their economic system and fighting between them was frequent. This meant that they were essentially warriors and that defence features for their villages were inevitable.

Contact information

Adress (C.P.) Parc de Can Xardó. (Av. Tossa)
Town 17310 Lloret de Mar
Telephone +34 972 349 573
Fax +34 972 371 258

Timetable 

April to October: 
From Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm

November to March:
From Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm

Closed: on 25th and 26th December and 1st and 6th January


Price 

Price: 3€

Reduced: 1,5€ (pensioners, youth card holders, student card holders, family card, disabled persons)

 

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