Christmas in Dénia lived through a nostalgic look at the past

January 12 from 2023 - 14: 40

The vacations of Christmas They have come this year loaded with History. Between December 22 and January 7, the Archeology and Museums area of ​​the Dénia City Council, has developed a campaign that, under the name A Nadal for History, has wanted to bring the city's museums closer to the general population and, in particular, to the segment that enjoys the traditional school holidays.

The results of the campaign have been "fully satisfactory due to the good reception with which it has been received", in the words of the head of the area, Massu Sentí. More than 300 people have participated in the guided tours, "where it is noteworthy the good number of users who, in addition to the traditional visit to the castle, has adhered to the visits carried out in the museum facilities on Caballers street (Ethnology Museum) and the station building (Museu dels Joguets)».

The Christmas offer has included a diachronic tour of the Dénia castle to offer an overview of the fortress over time: from the Iberian settlement to the monumental park that it is today. These visits have provided the opportunity to move from the Roman city of Dianium to the Islamic medina of Daniya and, from there, to the medieval and modern town of Dénia, through certain emblematic pieces of the Archaeological Museum of the city.

Likewise, visits to the Museeu dels Joguets de Dénia have given the opportunity to disseminate the peculiar industrial past of the city, based on the toy industry, now disappeared. Remembering old toys at Christmas time has been a cry for the most genuine nostalgia and has allowed the public to go back to a time and to a finite childhood. The approach to local productions and, above all, to those toys with mechanisms, which have been removed from the showcases, has made it possible to show the simplicity of gears that fulfilled their mission in a world without electronics.

Promoting the Ethnological Museum during Christmas has provided the opportunity to bring citizens closer to a half-bourgeois, half-rural world, in which the elaboration of the raisin was the engine of great changes such as city gas and electricity, making known not only the contents of the museum, but also the mainland, a singular building that is an exceptional example of the residences of the nineteenth-century bourgeoisie.

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