MACOR - Coral Museum

Housed in an elegant art nouveau villa, MACOR recounts the intimate bond that unites Alghero to its territory

Visitors are plunged into a fascinating journey of discovery of Mediterranean Sea’s red gold:  coral, or Corallium Rubrum, is an identity symbol of the fortified city and is not only an apotropaic element, but also a source of wealth and economic support.

 

The collection safeguards precious and unique objects created by the skilled hands of artisans, as well as by the inventiveness of students from the Coral School of Alghero. Moreover, the biological and scientific aspects such as fishing methods are studied in depth.

 

The collection spans the fishing techniques from the oldest to the most modern, up to the present-day awareness-raising and sustainable fishery.

 

The rooms of the museum are also home to the exhibition featuring the Corallium Rubrum Association and Raffaele (Fefele) Foddai.

The first room showcases the works made by the art and craft shops granted the trademark. The brand was created in Alghero to certify and guarantee the uniqueness of the product.

 

The second room is dedicated to an eclectic coral-craftsman from Alghero who has enriched the Museum's collection with, an array of jewellery, objects, tools and audio-visual material.

 

Alghero Ticket includes admission to the museum. The guided tour costs €3 per person and is payable separately at the MACOR ticket office.

Address: via XX Settembre 8 | Alghero

Opening times
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am - 1pm / 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Wednesday 4pm - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 1pm
Friday, saturday and sunday 10am - 1pm / 4pm - 7pm

Prices* 
Full price € 5,00
Reduced price € 4,00 | Teenagers aged 14 to 17 years, pre-booked groups of at least 20 people, people over 65 years)
School groups € 2,00 | At least 15 pupils
Free admission | People with disabilities and 1 carer, under the age of 14, teachers accompanying schoolchildren, journalists with a press ID, museum operators, tour guides, University researchers, ICOM members or other museum associations

*valid until 31/12/2022

Contacts: +39 079 4134690 | info@fondazionealghero.it

Website: http://museialghero.it/en/museo-del-corallo/

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