The guided tour includes a visit to a craft workshop and a sculptor, the Marble Interpretation Center and the 4D Multisensory Experience.
Craft Workshop and Sculptor
Macael and the Almanzora Valley region have recently been declared by the Junta de Andalucía as an “Artisan Area of Interest”, being the first in the province of Almería, and all this thanks to the recognition of our artisans in the world. We will visit a craft or sculpture workshop in Macael, where they will explain the different processes of transformation and elaboration of marble, and we will observe how a master craftsman works.
Marble Interpretation Center
The Marble Interpretation Center is conceived as a cultural space where history, art, tradition and innovation coexist harmoniously to offer us a complete vision of the Macael Marble Culture.
In its more than 200 square meters, we find panels with information in Spanish and English. Beginning with its traditions and its historical evolution, continuing with different geological aspects, the methods and utensils that were traditionally used both in its extraction and in its transformation.
4D Multisensory Experience
We will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the marble extraction process and the elaboration of a piece of this material thanks to virtual reality, becoming stonemasons and artisans. This is the 4D multisensory experience “From extraction to exhibition: A journey to how rocks become masterpieces”. Feel the movement, the heat, the humidity, the air, the smells of all the operations involved in the marble exploitation process. Blasting, large machinery, cutting, carving, etc.
Duration: 3h approx. (visit Interpretation Center + Crafts and Sculptor Workshops + 4D Experience)