Museu de l'Embotit

Museum
The museum exhibits various dioramas on pig slaughtering, utensils and tools used in the last 150 years to prepare and produce meat and cured meat and sausages, old machines and photographs. It has a point of sale and artisan cured meats and sausages can also be sampled.

The Sausage museum was inaugurated in 1993 to commemorate the first licence granted to the Sala family, 150 years prior, allowing them to produce sausages in Castellfollit de la Roca, a product with a long tradition in this town in Girona.

The tour through the inside begins in a hall where showcases exhibit prehistoric objects and drawings depicting the life of the first human hunters.

After this introduction, visitors can see the meat packing machines used at this factory and others during the 19th century. Dioramas show the process of slaughtering pigs, with the participation of the slaughterman and the mondonguera, who is responsible for filling and making the sausage.

There are also some early 20th century photographs of the Sala family. It also displays the wooden troughs where the ground meat was mixed with the other ingredients, as well as the utensils that were used in the slaughter, along with other objects related to factory operations.

The museum has a car park that can be used by coaches and a shop, with sausages from the area, as well as other items related to its production. Visitors will also find many businesses around the museum that sell homemade sausages.

Castellfollit de la Roca is a lovely little town set on a basaltic cliff. Its most emblematic feature is the volcanic stone houses in the old quarter, which date back to the Middle Ages and are perched on the cliff. This cliff is a natural lookout that has been shaped by the many years of erosion caused by the Fluvia and Turonell Rivers.

  • Type of museum: History and anthropology
  • Ownership: Mixed or both
  • Languages: Catalan, Spanish

Disabled access

Accessible area classifi
Facilities available for wheelchair users
Facilities available for people with reduced mobility
No facilities available for the deaf or those with hearing impairments
No facilities available for the blind or visually impaired
Accessible resource amen
Main access: ramp
Good natural and artificial lighting within the facility
Accessible WCs in communal parts of the building
Written signs and diagrams indicating the different rooms within the building
Types of inspection
On-site
WHAT IS AROUND HERE?
Museu de l'Embotit
  • Museu de l'Embotit

  • Address:Road de Girona, 10

  • 17856 Castellfollit de la Roca

  • Girona / Pyrenees

  • Museu de l'Embotit
  • Museu de l'Embotit

  • Address: Road de Girona, 10

  • 17856 Castellfollit de la Roca

  • Girona / Pyrenees

You might also be interested in
#CatalunyaExperience nº3
#CatalunyaExperience nº3 Magazine
desktop_mac tablet_mac picture_as_pdf
Revista #CatalunyaExperience Nª2
Revista #CatalunyaExperience Nª2
desktop_mac tablet_mac picture_as_pdf
#CatalunyaExperience nº1
#CatalunyaExperience nº1 Magazine
desktop_mac tablet_mac picture_as_pdf