MUSEU MUNICIPAL "CAN XIFREDA"
This little Museum exists thanks to unstinting efforts of Martí Garriga. The collection of archeological discoveries made by the "Grup Talp" during the fifties, sixties and seventies became this municipal Museum in 1970. Since 1988, it has been housed in this modernist building of arabesque inspiration, known as "Can Xifreda".
You arrive on foot across the Parc Xifreda coming from Agustín Santacruz street or from Castanyers street, tiled lane that brings to the park. The visit goes along with a guide that approaches to the value and knowing of the shown objects.
Its origin as archeological collection makes that the most of its contents to be prehistoric pieces coming from St. Feliu surroundings.
In the museum, the human presence since the paleolithic up to Roman culture is well represented. Especial attention must be paid to the flint chip pieces from Can Garriga's workshop. The bronze age skills are also well displayed with the pottery of the cave Cova de Solanes. We also find the iberian culture in the pieces of the Serrat de la Galaieta.
You can see the collection of ceramic dishes and bowls from Barcelona potteries. These pieces belong to the Barcelona XVI century ceramics known as the metallic reflection style.
The reception of the museum contains several objects from our recent history. The most interesting one you can see is the banner, Antoni Gaudí designed by the choral group Orfeó Feliuà one of the most unknown gaudinian creations. Also you can see the map of the year 1836, the oldest known cartographic chart of Sant Feliu, where the streets of the village in the XIX century are shown.You can see a collection of fossils and a selection of mineral samples that complete the exhibition.
The Associació Amics del Museu holds the live of that city council department. Associates carry on works of preserving, researching and promoting the Sant Feliu historic inheritance. The Revista Gala of archaeology and local monographies are published by the Museum.
Open on Sunday from 11:00 to 14:00.
Translation by Joseph M. Flynn of the Durham school