Saturday, March 2, 2024

Canana Museum in Mojacar Journey to the Previous

Amongst Mojácar Council Tourism Division’s proposals to “reside Mojácar” on the weekends, and among the many actions steered for travellers, the native authority suggests a go to to the “La Canana” home museum.

To this finish, the Tourism Councillor, María Gracia Alarcón, went to the museum to fulfill with its director, Yulia Damye, and make a donation of various books about Mojácar, its historical past and its legends, in addition to the most recent official publication of The Most Stunning Cities in Spain, of which Mojácar has been half for greater than 10 years.

The “La Canana” Home Museum is a restored home, recreated precisely as Mojácar’s homes have been at the start of the twentieth century. It will get its identify, or reasonably, nickname, from its former proprietor, “La Canana”, who offered tobacco and groceries, in addition to it being her routine residence. Within the Fifties, a neighborhood trainer, Doña Dolores, taught ladies on this identical home within the heat from the fireside.

The restoration was carried out with most respect for the supplies and construction of the home, leaving it because it was on the finish of the nineteenth century and starting of the twentieth century, a mirrored image of the properties within the space at the moment.

Yulia Damye and her husband purchased the home in 2016. At the moment it had been deserted for greater than 25 years. It took a yr and a half of rigorous work till they might open the doorways.

Care has been taken with even the smallest element on this museum. All its components are unique and {the electrical} home equipment all work completely: the radios, followers, switches and electrical gentle cables are unique, in addition to the furnishings, kitchen utensils, curtains, blankets, with out forgetting images, work and books of the time.

Within the basement you discover the animal quarters: a steady, with a donkey included, which though not actual, is saddled and kids can climb onto it; goats and chickens, with its small patio to retailer farm instruments.

The La Canana Home Museum is a journey again in time. Whenever you go in it doesn’t really feel like being in a museum. It’s so nicely set out that it appears to be in a lived-in home the place, at any second, its inhabitants might seem.

Kids actually take pleasure in visiting, says Yulia. They arrive throughout objects that they’ve by no means seen of their lives and that they don’t even know learn how to use. The previous telephones with a handset and a dial to dial numbers are a thriller to them, in addition to some kitchen utensils or lamp radios.

The aged in the meantime keep in mind with nostalgia many objects from their childhood, already forgotten and that have been of their properties or in these of their grandparents.

Mojácar provides fascinating getaways to take pleasure in as a household, in teams or as a pair.

In addition to having the ability to go to the Casa de la Canana, each Saturday Mojácar Council suggests a guided climbing route, fully free, by completely different elements of the locality and with a stage of problem accessible to everybody. These routes supply the chance to be taught first-hand about its historical past or the pure setting.

On Sundays there may be additionally the chance to participate in a yoga class on Lance Nuevo seaside. From 11am to 12.30pm with a medium-low problem, you possibly can take pleasure in an area to take a break from the stress of on a regular basis life.


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