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Museu de l'Anxova i de la Sal

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Learn about the salting of anchovies

Interesting museum about the thriving port of L'Escala and its anchovy business. Sometimes it is... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2015
Praia da Rocha, Portugal
For whomever is interested in anchovies

My wife and I buy anchovies by the pound and love eating them. Brands of L'Escala are great in... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2015
Buffalo, New York
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“small museum”(2 reviews)
“anchovies”(5 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Avenida Francesc Macia, 1, 17130 L'Escala, Spain
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Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

El Museu de l'Anxova i la Sal is a little museum located in Sant Martí d'Empúries, a little town near the ruins of Empúries. It is in la Costa Brava, in Girona region, in Catalonia. Here you can learn about the fishing of sardine (a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Worth a stop but beware it is warm in there in the middle of the da. Good history of L'escala from the early settlers to the modern day

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mintmoocher
Reviewed September 6, 2017

This is a small museum but very interesting. English texts were available. I really enjoyed it and there was a degree of interactive materials. Sadly, no tasting. It also houses a tourist information centre.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank cassiopeia86
Reviewed September 2, 2016

warm welcome. video is excellent and multilingual. good to better understand the city and its citizens.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank jmcarre
Reviewed October 19, 2015

At first glance a museum about anchovies may not look interesting but after our visit I was enthralled about the history. On arrival the lady on the front desk recommended the route around the museum and set up the opening film to play in English...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank what_horizon
Reviewed September 20, 2015

Learn about the village people's life since beginning of century. Video to complement the small museum display. Must go and visit on a rainy day.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Doyia
Reviewed September 18, 2015

Interesting museum about the thriving port of L'Escala and its anchovy business. Sometimes it is free of charge entry on special holidays

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank JeannieMac
Reviewed May 19, 2015

My wife and I buy anchovies by the pound and love eating them. Brands of L'Escala are great in terms of taste of their fish and I was pleased to see a bit of that history. Hard work, and tough people is what the Museum...More

Date of experience: July 2014
4  Thank CristianTiu
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