MACOR - Coral Museum
Housed in an elegant art nouveau villa, MACOR recounts the intimate bond that unites Alghero to its territory
The visitor is 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
Mondays: 5.30pm - 8pm
Tuesday: 11am - 1pm
Wednesday: 5.30pm - 8pm
Thursday: 11am - 1pm / 5.30pm - 8pm
Friday: 11am - 1pm / 5.30pm - 8pm
Saturday: 11am - 1pm / 5.30pm - 8pm
Sunday: 11am - 1pm / 5.30pm - 8pm
Contacts: +39 079 4134690 | email@example.com