The International Museum Day convenes more than 1,700 people

The large number of people visiting Cau Ferrat and the Maricel Museum this Saturday made them open at night for the second consecutive day

The different events organized by Museums of Sitges this weekend to celebrate International Museum Day have attracted 1,723 people. There have been three intense days of diverse activities, from visits to museums to children's workshops including heritage routes with a gastronomic touch or a concert.

The most massive initiative was the open doors day at Cau Ferrat, the Maricel Museum and the Stämpfli Foundation. It was Saturday, the same day that the International Museum Day was held and attracted 992 people in the nine hours that the three museums were open.

The volume of visitors on Saturday was so high that, although it was not planned, there was a second Night of the Museums and both the Cau and the Maricel opened until 10 at night. In these three hours they received 190 people. On Friday, the Night of Museums (between 20 and 23 hours) had 195 participants.

One of the events featured on the weekend was the Taste the most Mediterranean Sitges. From the museum to the dish, which consisted of an itinerary around the heritage, gastronomy and marine and fishing history of Sitges, and that summoned 37 people who paid the16 euros of the proposal. The circuit started at the Torreta stopped at the Maricel Museum and continued at the Baluard and Can Falç, where a tasting of seafood gastronomic products was made. In Maricel, the route was made for eight works that have the sea as a stage: Carrer d'en Bosch (c. 1880), by Joaquim de Miró; The station of Sitges (1882), by Joan Roig i Soler; Platja de Sitges (1885), by Joaquim de Miró; Platja de Sitges (1894), by Joan Batlle i Amell; Estudio de Sitges (1896), by Joan Roig i Soler; Women on the beach (1898), by Arcadi Mas and Fondevila; Viiew of the Baluard and the beach from El Greco (1908), by Joaquim de Miró; an eighteenth-century sailor's box, and a model of an ex voto ship..

The weekend of the International Museum Day also had other proposals, such as the children's workshop From Maricel to Terramar , treasure hunt at the Maricel Museum or the Corals concert Sitges Sings!, past Sunday, which filled the Golden Hqall of the Maricel Palace.