On February 4, 1909, Antoni Amatller Costa, his daughter Teresa Amatller Cros, his maid Justa Sanz Sanjuan, his friends Josep Garí i Caña and María de la Mercedes Garí i Gimeno, embarked on a great journey: Egypt and Sudan .
The impressions of the travelers were collected in a photo album assembled by Antoni Amatller himself, a lecture written by Teresa Amatller for the Center Excursionista de Catalunya and accompanied by stereoscopies of his trip and a travel diary of María de la Mercedes Garí.
Thanks to this, we can know the route and impressions of these travelers of the early twentieth century. It was 6 weeks of “journey of visions and charms” where they were not only impressed by the grandeur of the pharaonic monuments, but also by the customs of their people.

Integral text of the exhibition “Egypt 1909. The journey of the Amatllers to the Land of the Pharaohs”.

Courtesy of

Royal Schools
Carrer de Sant Domènec, 12
From the 3rd to the 30th of September

The exhibition will be open to the public during the opening hours of the Royal Schools. On September 3 you can visit from 18h

Tortosa Library
Carrer de la Mercè, 6
From September 1st to October 1st

The exhibition will be open to the public during opening hours of the Library


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