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Igualada Leather Museum / Museu de la Pell d'Igualada, Igualada
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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.Igualada Leather Museum / Museu de la Pell d'Igualada is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Igualada Edition.
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Visita interesante para conocer el proceso que seguía la piel de los animales, generalmente vacas, su remojo, lavado, cepillado, etc., hasta que se convertía en suelas de zapatos, correajes para los a... read more »Visit to learn about the process following the skin of animals, usually cows, its soaking, washing, brushing, etc., up to becoming in soles of shoes, harnesses for animals, saddles, etc. In the Museum there are information panels with good descriptions, life-size figures that recreate the different works, and some samples of finished parts. The Museum of located in two buildings, coming from the other. The staff is very nice, they even told us some aspects of the process, but we we miss a guided tour.show original
Se aprende el proceso de curtido y su evolución, pudiendo casi respirar el hedor de los restos animales mezclado con vapor,sudor y productos químicos. Se incluye la visita a una fábrica próxima adapta... read more »Is learn the process of tanning and its evolution, and can almost breathing the stench of them remains animals mixed with steam, sweat and products chemical. It includes the visit to a factory next adapted, already out of use. I missed cool less drink and the operation of the water pumping room.show original
este museo es como minimo uno de los mas completos de España no solo por sucontenido en piezas originales y contenidos istoricos, ya que esta basado conjuntamente con otro museo no menos importante qu... read more »This museum is as minimum one of them more complete of Spain not only by are in parts original and contained istoricos, since this based jointly with another Museum not less important that is the of the textile, being both sectors fundamental during many years for people of this region of the anoi, them museums in so the (igualada) believe that if them you visit not you arepentireis of know as is worked and in that conditions is had that live and develop the population,show original
One of the few available hang around places in Igualada
A little gem. Learnt an awful it and staff could not be more helpful
Jacint TorrentA great Museum of Igualada. Worth to visitshow original
FRANCISCO DELGADO TABASUNICshow original
Miryam Blanca MartretVery interesting, you can see the packaging machinery such as lathes and more tools that used several years ago to try and make skin.show original
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