The Town Council declared it to be of public use and started the expropriation process. From the Anchovy and the Salt Museum, and thanks to the information provided by Joan Brugués i Callol, who was born in this house, and the donations of families from L’Escala, a museum project has been carried out which narrates the everyday life in L’Escala from the 18th century to the early 20th century.
Can Cinto Xuà is one of the few examples of a fisherman’s house that is conserved intact in Catalonia and is open to the public in a permanent exhibition managed by L’Escala Museum.
CAN CINTO XUÀ FISHERMEN’S HOUSE
Carrer de la Torre, 35 – 17130 L’Escala (Girona)
An 18th-century house, it conserves the typical structure of fishermen’s houses in L’Escala, along with the fishing tools and objects they used in their everyday lives. Can Cinto Xuà fishermen’s and coral collectors’ house gives onto two streets, Carrer de la Torre and Carrer de les Sorres (currently Carrer Sant Pere) and belonged to the Pascual family, as shown on the 1716 Catalan Land Registry. The last registered owner was called Jacint Callol i Joana, known as Cinto Xuà and he married Emília Colomer i Curós.