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NAME: THE MARITIME MUSEUM

Through its history, the village of Sóller has been isolated from the rest of Majorca because of its mountainous terrain. Therefore, local people have used maritime communication with the outside. Its port has been a seafaring trade, fishing, textile mills, shipbuilding, etc. It is precisely this historical view that is offered by the Maritime Museum, located in the Oratory of Santa Caterina d'Alexandría. The building, of religious origin, was built in 1280 and offers spectacular sea views. The various rooms that make up the museum permanently give us a sample of the craft of boat building known under the name of ‘’llaüt’’ or the Sollerics relationship with the sea, trade and fishing. The decor of the rooms inside reminds a wooden boat with included simulation of waves. During our visit to the museum, we can enjoy the various sounds of seagulls and waves, learn about the life of the Mestres d'aixa (boat builders) or discover the art of fishing over the last century.

C / Santa Caterina of Alexandría, 50 (Port de Sóller).

Admission: EUR 3.

Opening Hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 10.00 to 17.00. Sundays and holidays from 10.00 to 14.00. Monday and Tuesday closed.

 

 

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