The first World Tourism Museum opens in Calella
Coincidence, 62 years ago reached the first tourist Calella. Three German girls, one journalist, Margot Routh, mistook the small fishing village of white houses Maresme north, with the municipality of the Costa Brava at that thought go. They were pledged to the sea and the beach and promoted in Germany that Calella de la Costa, which in 1953 had only two housings: La Fonda Hotel Vila and Papa Codina. Unwittingly, the three Germanic planted the seed of a powerful tourist area of Calella Germans, as was known in the sixties.
So the first lines of the history of tourism in Calella, parallel to the Catalan tourism development, whose legacy forms the first World Tourism Museum inaugurated yesterday the minister d’Empresa i Ocupació, Felip Puig, the former factory site are written Llobet I Guri.
“Thank you for being part of history,” thanked the mayor of Calella, Montserrat Candini, to the heirs of the pioneers of tourism that did not lose the opportunity to see their family’s past disclosure converted into space. A museum designed “equipment country as” a modern cultural center of 1,600 sqm divided into three sections. The museum equipment as is “designed to create intangible heritage” that supports the candidacy of tourism Intangible Heritage of Unesco. A research and documentation center, which will reference in the field of disclosure and finally, a space for the promotion of tourism culture through educational and pedagogical proposals, especially for school students.
Protests over the cost
The museum is a showcase of the traveling culture of all time. From the first backpacker to contemporary Instagram. A “high added value” as defined by the president of the Provincial Government of Barcelona, Mercè Conesa, who also praised the complicity of the Catalan municipalities in the project. From the point of view of Catalunya “European tourism as a global power,” the Minister Felip Puig believes that the MUTUR offers “a universal vision of Catalunya from Calella”.
The facility has a cost of 1,046,834 euros, of which 72% have come from supra funds (Generalitat, Feder, Barcelona Provincial Council) and the rest of the City of Calella. The cost of admission is six euros, while the first month of its establishment keep the doors open for free. Through guided tours, visitors stroll through the history of tourism allowed (historical tour guide, transportation reproductions, photographs, souvenirs ….) Supported with audiovisual and interactive elements that make up the story of the history of tourism, focusing on socio-cultural and economic effects.