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Musée des Trementinaires

Located in the centre of Tuixent, a small village of just over a hundred inhabitants and main village in the Tuixent and La Vansa valleys, the Museum of the Trementinaires offers a total perspective of the trementinaires and their trade, which became a unique and exclusive activity of this valley. It contains all the information collected on this topic such as tools, dresses, samples of their products and the reproduction of a workshop like the ones they used in those days to prepare their remedies. Therefore, you can learn who they were, what herbs and remedies they used and sold, and how they organised their routes all over Catalonia. They always left the valleys of Tuixent and La Vansa and did so in a group, to end up separating by couples on arriving at the interior plains and the coast of Catalonia and even across the border with France. This was a woman's occupation; they cured illnesses at a time when, especially in the rural world, there were few doctors or vets. The trementinaires were women; to find a man in this occupation was exceptional.

Visitors to the museum end up forming a part of a space in movement, as many of them provide details of the travels of the trementinaires around the country. With their memories of the visits of the trementinaires to their villages still alive, these people enrich the contents of the museum. These elderly inhabitants of the valley have become one of the attractions of Tuixent, where each spring a feast is held in tribute and memory of their ancestors. Opened in 1998, the Museum of the Trementinaires is a part of the Route of Older Crafts, it also hosts travelling exhibitions. It is open every weekend of the year and accepts pre-arranged visits for at least fifteen people.

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Carretera C16 Km 96

 08600-Berga. Phone (+34) 654 125 696

Monday to Friday: 9 to 14h.

Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10 to 14h.

E-mail: turisme@elbergueda.cat



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