• Espadrille


    Discover all aspects
    related with this
    old trade practiced in
    our towns and villages.

  • Officially


    A museum
    officially recognized
    by Generalitat
    Valenciana in 2016.

  • Museum

    Museu de l’Espardenya
    is part of the cluster
    of Museums of
    Banyeres de Mariola.


The exhibition explores all aspects of this shoe with a sole plaited in hemp, esparto or jute. It can also come with fabric toe and heel. And also with cords for tying around the ankle. The shoe consists of two main parts: the esparto sole and the fabric upper.

Raw Materials

We can physically touch the hemp, the most commonly used material, highly appreciated because of its ductility. Esparto, unlike hemp, was harvested locally in Banyeres de Mariola. Jute came from India.


The museum contains an excellent array of the tools used in making espadrilles. These include the most commonly used utensils, such as mallet, point turner, knives, gloves, templates, scissors, lasts, awls, hammers, etc.

The sole

The sole is the part of the shoe on which the bottom of the foot rests. The museum explains how the sole of an espadrille is made.

The upper

The upper textile part of the espadrille is sewn to the sole. The canvas is cut, paired, a border was stitched, and reinforced in the toe and the heel, then the sole was attached to the wooden last and the fabric was sewn.

The Process

The large illustration panels show all the various steps in the process of making espadrilles, from growing the raw material all the way to its final distribution, including a detailed description of the manufacturing process.



Location of Museum

Museu de l'Espardenya is located in the Villa Rosario municipal park in Banyeres de Mariola, in a unique cluster along with other museums: Museu Torre Font Bona, Museu de l'Espardenya, Museu Valencià del Paper, Museu de la Paraula and Museu de la Farmàcia.

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A- 0,00 €. Children under 12, people with functional diversity, teachers (with ID), residents in Banyeres de Mariola and special groups.

D- 2,00 € (Admission to four museums) Students, youth card, retired or over 65, unemployed, groups of more than 15 people and large families.

E- 4,00 € (Admission to four museums) Non-residents in Banyeres de Mariola.