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The Integral Spanish Tourism Quality System for Destinations (SICTED) enables quality management of tourist businesses and services; in this way it guarantees quality standards while at the same time improving the image of the tourist destination.

Benefits for the destination:
Promotes a comprehensive perception of the destination
Guarantees the favorable image of the destination
Positions the destination in an optimal way
Increases the coherency of the quality level included in its offer
Introduces the culture of quality and continual improvement in the destination
Improves coordination between the public and private sectors

Benefits for participating establishments and services:
Improves management and provision of services of the establishment
Uses clients satisfaction for continual improvement of products or services

Benefits for visitors:
Personalized and professional attention
Speed in the services provided
Increase in satisfaction of services used
Comfort and cleanliness of welcome spaces
Innovation, variety and quality of products
Reliability of information
Sustainable environmental management

This is a nationawide project in which more than 175 destination participate. These destinations are home to more than 4,230 distinguished businesses with more than 3,580 others in process of distinction.

The Barcelona - Maresme - Coast is committed to tourism quality. This is backed up by the award we received as finalists in the SICTED Awards: Best quality destination of 2010, by the General Secretary of Tourism.

The distinguished establishments bear the emblem

Monographic museum

The Argentona "Càntir" (Water Jug) Museum preserves and disseminates a large collection of over four thousand water vessels, the vast majority being traditional pottery jugs, which trace a course of nearly three thousand years of human creation, from the Bronze Age to contemporary art. The collection includes various jugs made by Pablo Picasso.

Besides the permanent collection, the museum devotes one floor to thematic exhibitions on the world of water jugs and has a room for temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists.

The museum shop offers publications, reproductions of museum pieces and a wide range of ceramic products.

Admission: 3 €

Reduced admission: 1.5 €

Free visits: free admission last Sunday of the month groups of 10 or more retired persons or pensioners.

Guided visits: yes, by prior reservation

Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English and French. Guided visit: Catalan and Spanish, English and French by prior reservation.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 2 pm and 4 to 8 pm
Saturday 11 am to 2 pm and 5 to 8 pm
Sunday and holidays 11 am to 2 pm

Closing days: Closed Monday, January 1 & 6, June 24, December 25 & 26

Other Activities:
Monthly temporary exhibitions
Regular ceramics courses for children and adults
School visits that include practice with clay
Weekend family activities on the second Sunday of the month
Birthdays with clay: birthday celebrations in the museum modeling clay figures
Mini-courses during school holidays: Christmas, Easter...  Flower festival first Sunday in June, with floral decoration in the museum courtyard and the Ou com balla [the dancing egg] in the fountain.
Annual poster contest to choose the poster for the Water Jug Festival
International Museum Day  open house
International Ceramics And Pottery Fair (weekend around August 4)
Water Jug Festival (August 4)

Adapted services:
Adapted toilets
Braille (not the whole museum)
Wheelchair accessible
Accessible to blind or visually impaired persons
Accessible to hearing impaired persons
 

Monographic museum

The museum is dedicated to explaining the history of textile printing from the eighteenth century up to the present day, in Catalonia and worldwide, addressing technical, scientific, artistic and design aspects.  

Admission: 3 € permanent exhibit

Reduced admission: 1.5 € for pensioners, unemployed persons, students and disabled persons 

Free visits: children under age 12, ICOM [International Council of Museums] members and teachers. Open house during Science Week, International Museum Day and local town festival

Guided visits: yes, by prior reservation

Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English and French

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday 11 am to 2 pm and Thursday afternoon 4 to 7 pm
Second Sunday of the month 11 am to 2 pm

Vacation: August

Closing days: January 1, December 25 & 26

Activities:
The museum offers guided visits for groups to the Textile Printing and Archaeology of Premià exhibitions. Various temporary exhibitions are also organized throughout the year. The museum workshop offers a wide range of educational and leisure activities for all ages consisting of workshops on textiles and other crafts.     

Adapted services:
Adapted toilets
Reserved parking for disabled persons
Wheelchair accessible
 

Artist museum                   

The mission of the Fundació Palau (Foundation Palau) is to preserve, exhibit and disseminate the artistic and documentary collection of Josep Palau i Fabre.
 
Josep Palau i Fabre is considered one of the most prestigious experts worldwide on the life and work of Picasso, of whom he was also a personal friend.

Poet, playwright, short story writer and essayist, he is one of the great figures in Catalan literature of our times and he connected Catalan culture with the most important artistic movements of the twentieth century.
 
The permanent exhibition rooms of the Fundació Palau present part of their artistic and documentary collection, and feature a room dedicated entirely to Picasso. Works are also exhibited by other significant artists such as Gargallo, Torres-García and Rebull,  who were part of the artistic context of the young Palau i Fabre, and more avant-garde painters like Miró, Clavé, Ponç or the contemporaries Tàpies, Perejaume and Miquel Barceló.
 
Admission: 5 €

Reduced admission: 2.5 €

Free visits: First Sunday of the month

Guided visits: yes           

Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English and French

Opening hours:
Summer (July 1 - September 15): Tuesday to Sunday 11 am to 2 pm and 5 to 8 pm. 
Winter (Septermer 16 – June 30): Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday 10:30 am to 2 pm. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:30 am to 2 pm, and 4 to 6 pm

Closing days: Closed Mondays except on holidays. May 1, and December 24 afternoon, 25, 26, 31 afternoon, January 1 & 6 

Activities: different pedagogical activities, guided visits, cultural routes, literary routes, temporary exhibitions...
 
Adapted services:
Adapted toilets                                   
Reserved parking for disabled persons
Wheelchair accessible

 

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