“Vida a la Plana” museum


Interpretation Center
Centro de interpretación de la vida en la plana

“Vida a la Plana” museum

Terres de l'Ebre
Santa Bàrbara

A look at history, trades, olive growing and new crops, olive production as the engine of the municipality, tools and tools, ... a walk through history. The Interpretation Center "Vida a la Plana" is located in the Martí masada, one of the oldest masadas in Santa Bàrbara.

Its exhibition content shows in the space occupied by the olive oil mill of the masada, how the Plana del Montsià has been colonized and exploited since the 18th century. Visitors can visit seven thematic areas that explain with objects, texts, photographs, diagrams and a genealogical tree: the agricultural colonization of La Plana; the origins and evolution of the population of Santa Bàrbara from the first isolated masses and rabales; the architectural characteristics and family history of Martí's masada, from 1715 to now; the traditional cultivation of the olive tree; the traditional production of olive oil, its use and commercialization and, finally, the recent evolution of the agricultural exploitation of La Plana. From the old oil mill of the masada, the millstones and some elements of the "giny" press are integrated into the exhibition: the "caragol", the "lliura" and the "contrafort tower" of the beam.

The Interpretation Center "Vida a la Plana" is completed with the Josep Antoni Valls Natural History Collection, where you can visit a small collection with two sections: mineralogical and paleontological. The Center also houses an "agro-botiga", and an exhibition hall that acts as a function room.


Carretera de Madrid, 25

43570 Santa Bàrbara

AJUNTAMENT SANTA BÀRBARA: http://santabarbara.cat/museu-de-la-vida-a-la-plana

Museo de la vida en la Plana

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