Maritime Museum - Can Garriga

Museu del Mar, Lloret, Costa Brava

This house, a surviving example of the traces of the indianos −those who left for Cuba or the West Indies and came back once they had made their fortune− is one of the few remaining ones in Lloret, together with Casa Font or Can Comadran, right in the heart of the old part of the town.

History

The route is divided into five areas: Sons of the sea, Mediterranean, The doors to the ocean, Lloret after the sailing ships and Beyond the beach. The Maritime Museum is housed in what used to be Casa Garriga.
This building belongs to the second half of the 19th century and its location in Passeig Verdaguer makes it emblematic of a glorious past, when the people of Lloret left everything behind to go and seek their fortune in the Americas. This house, a surviving example of the traces of the indianos −those who left for Cuba or the West Indies and came back once they had made their fortune.


Can Garriga Lloret de Mar Museu del MarThe Garrigas made a vast fortune and in 1887, they commissioned the building of the family estate in their home town, Lloret de Mar. This house, a surviving example of the traces of the indianos −those who left for Cuba or the West Indies and came back once they had made their fortune− is one of the few remaining ones in Lloret, together with Casa Font or Can Comadran, right in the heart of the old part of the town. In 1981, the Town Council acquired the house to convert it into a local museum. Over the years, the changes in museographical models and the need to modernise its use led to reforms being carried out through a new project, which converted Can Garriga into the new Maritime Museum. It is more than a simple museum as, thanks to its central, privileged location, it has become the gateway into Lloret Open Museum (MOLL).

Thanks to new museum-based techniques and the inclusion of educational and entertaining features, visitors to the Maritime Museum can partake in an authentic trip through the history of Lloret and its links to the sea. 9 Sailing into its history The route is divided into five areas: Sons of the sea, Mediterranean, The doors to the ocean, Lloret after the sailing ships and Beyond the beach. A route that goes from the coastal trading in the Mediterranean to the great deep-sea sailing across the Atlantic.


Visitors can discover a Lloret in which the shipyards worked frenetically and the sand on the beach was occupied by women who repaired the fishing nets so that the men could use them to go out fishing the following day. In the golden period of the merchant navy, during the first half of the 19th century, the town was vibrant with the Caribbean aromas of products such as cigars, cocoa, rum or noble woods like mahogany, which the indianos used to decorate their houses. During the second half of the 19th century, in about 1860-70, this new prosperity fell into decadence. The inventions that came with the new century, in particular the steamboat, lead to the disappearance of the ancestral tradition of sailing in Lloret.

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The town turned back to subsistence activities such as fishing and agriculture. However, the 20th century with its new fashion and the birth of new mass phenomena such as free time dedicated to holidays, led to the definitive activity which would, once again, change the local economy: tourism. Since well into the 1950s, Lloret's economy has been dedicated with all its efforts to the tertiary sector of services and tourism

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Timetable

From 15th June to 15th September:
Monday to Saturday: 10 to 1 pm and 4 to 8 pm
Sunday: 10 to 1 pm and 4 to 7 pm

From 16th September to 31st October
Monday to Saturday: 9 to 1 pm and 4 to 7 pm
Sunday: 10 to 1 pm and 4 to 7 pm

From November to February:
Monday to Saturday: 9 to 1.30 pm and 3.30 to 6 pm
Sunday: 9 to 2 pm

From March to 14th June:
Monday to Saturday: 9 to 1 pm and 4 to 7 pm
Sunday: 10 to 1 pm and 4 to 7 pm

Gates closed 45 minutes before closing time.
Closed: December 25th and January 1st and 6th.
Exceptional opening times: December 24th, 26th and 31st and January 5th from 9 to 2 pm

Price

Adults: 4€

Reduced: 2€ (pensioners, youth card holders, student card holders, family card, disabled persons)

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Upcoming Events

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15
Sep

Lloret de Mar - 09:00h

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28
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Sala d'exposicions de la Casa de la Cultura - 20:30h

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Ermita de Santa Cristina - 16:30h

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Lloret de Mar - 09:00h

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Platja de Lloret - 22:30h