3. The "Electricitat de Figueres" Museum
The "Electricitat de Figueres" Museum (Girona) offers a tour of the region via the arrival of electricity, how it changed the lives of the inhabitants who began to use it, how it was first used and the investments made to improve how it was generated and transported.
One of the most outstanding exhibits is an original hydroelectric power generator that was originally in the Vilallonga de Ter Hydroelectric Power Station. For those interested in energy tourism it is a great opportunity to visit a museum with a catalogue of up to 500 pieces and instruments.
Neither should you forget that Figueres has extraordinary landscapes and interesting cultural features to enjoy during your visit.
This museum currently belongs to the Endesa Foundation and aims to demonstrate the importance of energy for society. Different cultural and educational activities take place in this magnificent museum located in one of the most beautiful regions in Spain.
4. Seira Electricity Museum
The next stop on our trip through the main venues for energy tourism takes us to Seira (Huesca). A small town located in the Pyrenean region of Ribagorza.
On the ground floor of the Town Hall you will find a little treasure that is an Electricity Museum. There you will find a collection of unique pieces from the old hydroelectric power station, as well as a catalogue of photographs.
In this exhibition you can see the Ésera valley before the arrival of the power station and the process of its construction, which began in 1914, radically changing life in the region.
There is also a considerable collection of industrial parts, with a Francis turbine runner, a rheostat and several different types of transformers.
As in all our selection of places to where you can enjoy energy tourism, we have selected a region where the nature, architecture and gastronomy you will find make it an even more extraordinary place to visit.
5 Larderello Geothermal Museum
This is the last stop on our tour of places where you can enjoy energy tourism and this time we have moved a little way outside our borders.
We have left Spain and moved to Pomarance (Italy) to find the Larderello Geothermal Museum a place where energy comes to life. There you can visit a very unique museum, because it is dedicated to geothermal energy and where there are 10 rooms that explain how geothermal energy works through new technologies and multimedia devices.
The museum is located in a beautiful town where you can also visit the first floor of the Larderel palace. A magnificent mansion consisting of a dozen rooms, the historical library on the origins of Larderello and its development from the chemical industry to electricity.
It is the perfect opportunity to learn about technical and industrial aspects, as well as the applications for this sustainable energy that is in the hands of Enel Green Power.
Today, Larderello is a benchmarks for geothermal energy worldwide and is able to supply clean and sustainable electricity to the region. Not only that, but Larderello is in the heart of Tuscany, close to such monumental wonders as Florence and Siena.
Because energy tourism can be exciting
It is true that when you first hear about energy tourism you do not realise how interesting and fun it can be.
Places of incredible natural beauty, fascinating environments and historical regions full of charm.
Learn, enjoy and become aware of the great advances that are enabling us to go further and further. Understand how energy began to influence our society and how the new path in tariffs with sustainable and green energies will change everything yet again.
A new way to make energy and a new way to enjoy your holidays is to take advantage of these 5 destinations where energy tourism is really exciting.