Museo del Mar - San Pedro del Pinatar
You do not have to spend long on the Costa Blanca South to notice that the sea and salt were very important and still are for this region. This is also clearly emphasized in the Museo del Mar. You have probably noticed that just about every village has its own Museo del Mar. This is no different in San Pedro del Pinatar.
San Pedro del Pinatar's El Museo del Mar was founded in 1980 by Don Lázaro Escudero Alarcón and further expanded thanks to the various contributions of the fishermen from San Pedro del Pinatar. This private museum is freely accessible and belongs to the fishing guild. You can visit the museum on the first floor of a building located in Calle Lorenzo Morales number 4. The fishermen's association is also housed in this same building. If you want to visit el Museo del Mar, you have to pay attention. Only a modest sign above the front door of an inconspicuous building refers to the museum. You walk past it before you know it. Those who take the effort to take a look are pleasantly surprised. Spread over three halls, the history of fishermen and the maritime tradition are presented. You will immediately see the large collection of fishing boats. The collection includes fishing boats that sail along the coast as well as fishing boats aimed at catching a certain type of fish. Think, for example, of fishing boats aimed at catching sardines. The "Pantasana" shows you the art of fishing on the Mar Menor. To trace the driftnets that were set out at night, the fishing boats use large lamps that run on petrol. Examples of this can also be found here. In addition, a number of models of warships can be viewed, including submarines, a frigate and a patrol ship. In addition to the boats, el Museo del Mar also exhibits fishing nets and extraordinary fish. The many photos present give you an excellent picture of the hard life of the fishermen of San Pedro del Pinatar.