Igualada Leather Museum / Museu de la Pell d'Igualada, Igualada

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#62 of 112 in Museums in Province of Barcelona
The Igualada Leather Museum, located in Igualada, Catalonia, was created in 1954 and was the first leather museum in Spain, and the third one in Europe. The collections are displayed in two nearby buildings in Igualada: the "Cal Boyer" building, a former cotton textile factory from the late 19th century, and the "Cal Granotes" building, an 18th-century tannery.Leather Museum, at "Cal Boyer"The Leather Museum, at the "Cal Boyer" building, headquarter of the museum, constitutes the cornerstone of the museum approach. Due to its characteristics and structure it is a unique and pioneering museum, one of the top three in Europe of its kind.There are three exhibition areas: "leather in history", a "world of leather", and "industrialization". The first one, "leather in history", presents aspects of the production, use and cultural significance of leather in the Mediterranean civilization, from the distant past to recent times, including prehistory, the tanning of hides, leather in ancient Greece and ancient Rome worlds, parchments, bookbinding, shell cordovan use, guadamecil painted or gilded embossed leather (an ancient leather crafting technique), and two traditional professions such as shoemakers and horse tack makers.
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  • August 13, 2017
    the city of igualada, where my spouse and I live for two years. Apart from being the capital of l'anoia i Museum of the skin which I think is must-see has other many attractions as for example Theatre aurora which is the only alternative theatre that is outside of barcelona. It has one of the best libraries of catalunya, it has a long tradition in the textile industry i made exposure of the fair of the rec.la importance each year history of the city is given because the office number 1 of la caixa is headquartered in the city - has a very pleasant walk to stroll and Epiphany is famous magicians King Farouk. It has several places for leisurely coffee and is a city that inspires tranquility
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  • June 24, 2017
    Even with a short stay in the city, I had a visit and the sight was nice. Good if you like the art and culture  more »
  • October 18, 2016
    Museum of reference in the world of skin. Igualada, as pioneer in this city, has with factories of skin treatment (adoberies) in the area of the "Rec D'igualada". Visit to the Museum, the Rec area and the "Museu de Traginer" are a good way to spend a very enjoyable and educational day.
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  • Really interesting museum. Fun workshop.
  • A little gem. Learnt an awful it and staff could not be more helpful
  • One of the few available hang around places in Igualada
  • Fira Playmobil too expensive the entrance for so little exposure on Saturday have been cheaper and more things
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