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Museum of Sant Antoni and the Devil

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Museum of Sant Antoni and the Devil
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The Museum of Sant Antoni and the Devil in Sa Pobla is dedicated to the traditional festivity of Sant Antoni that is held every year in this town. The new museum is situated in Can Planes, and holds elements of the fiesta for Sant Antoni, such as the demons and the giant heads, amongst others. It also includes an exhibition of photographs, pictures, symbols and an audiovisual that, together with explanatory texts, put the visitors into the essence of this fiesta documented in Sa Pobla since the XIV century.

The fiestas for Sant Antoni are held around January 17 in a great number of towns of the island: Artà, Muro, Pollença, Alaró, Manacor, Capdepera... Sa Pobla is one of the towns where Sant Antoni is celebrated more intensely, particularly the "Revetlla", the witching night with bonfires and devils, songs and "ximbombades" (special percussion hand drum).

Visiting times are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., except Mondays and Sunday afternoon, when the museum is closed.

Popular song for Sant Antoni (in Catalan)

Sant Antoni i el dimoni

jugaven a trenta-u.

El dimoni en va fer trenta,

i Sant Antoni trenta-u.

Sant Antoni és un bon sant,

i qui té un dobler l’hi dóna

perquè ens guardi els animals

tant si són de pell com de ploma.

 
Last update: 26/11/2007

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