The current headquarters of the Lloret de Mar Fisherman’s Guild. Located in the town centre, it still serves its original purpose as a space where fishermen go to dye their nets.

Why visit?

It’s one of the last remaining spaces on the Costa Brava where you can discover how fishing nets were dyed traditionally. In addition to the original location itself, there is a section in the museum with old photographs and artefacts from families who made their livelihoods from fishing over the last century.

Its history

Fishing nets were originally made from cotton. Some believed that fish recognised white nets, so they needed to be dyed. This way, they were reinforced and lasted longer.

En Lloret de Mar, this process took place in Es Tint. Water had to be collected from a well and heated. Once the water reached boiling point, crushed pine bark was added. When the bark was mixed in, the water took on a reddish hue and could be used to dye white cotton nets a darker colour.

This is how it was done until the middle of the 20th century, when nylon nets came into use. Little by little, Es Tint fell into disuse.

Price

Free entry

  • Contact details

    Adress: Trav. de St. Miquel, 4,  17310 Lloret de Mar
    Tel: +34 972 364 454
    E-mail: central-turisme@lloret.cat
    Web: www.lloretdemar.org

  • Timetable

    From June 15 to September 15
    Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    From September 16 to October 31
    Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    From November to February
    Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    From March to June 14
    Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    Last entry 45 minutes before closing time.
    Closed: December 25, January 1 and 6
    Exceptional hours: 24, 26 and 31 December and 5 January

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Contact details

Adress: Trav. de St. Miquel, 4,  17310 Lloret de Mar
Tel: +34 972 364 454
E-mail: central-turisme@lloret.cat
Web: www.lloretdemar.org

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