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Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya

Carrer de Santa Llucia, 8, 17007 Girona, Spain
+34 972 20 26 32
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Very interesting history and well maintained excavations

We spent a week at Costa Brava and this took our fancy. We learnt about another side of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mypace
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Excellent cloister

Although it is the seat of the museum of Archeology, it is more worth because of the old monastery... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2018
Aleph_999
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Salamanca, Spain
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In this monastery, a jewel of Catalan Romanesque architecture, you can learn about the earliest history of humankind in the Girona region, from prehistory to the mediaeval period, through the collection of archaeological objects on display.
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Carrer de Santa Llucia, 8, 17007 Girona, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a week at Costa Brava and this took our fancy. We learnt about another side of the Spanish history first hand. The excavations of two cities of bygone eras - Greek (2nd century B.C. to 1st century A.D.) and the rise of the...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Although it is the seat of the museum of Archeology, it is more worth because of the old monastery (Sant Pere de Galligans). The cloister is particularly beautiful and the tower is very nice. It is a compulsory visit if you are a bit fond...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Archeological museum that was both great value and stunning location. We had the benefit of being the only ones there. This made it even more special. Addd bonus was that it gives other museums a 50pc discount. interesting perspective and beautiful environment on outskirts.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This museum occupies an amazing space in a former romanesque church and cloister: it is stunning architecture. The museum is moderately interesting but the space alone is well worth the small entrance fee. Just go.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Tried to see the chapel on our last visit four years ago but an exhibition seemed to be taking place so it wasn't possible. So glad I came back. Worth visiting for the chapel alone, very atmospheric 12th Century building and the Rose Window (no...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Must admit I only visited because it was raining and I wanted to see the interior of the building! It was a revelation. Not a large museum but well laid out and I think everyone will find something that they can marvel at! The antiquity...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Five floors of artefacts, pictures, statues, glass and religious items. Nice and airy. Rounds off the other two episcopal must sees.

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Very well laid out museum and demonstrating a good use of computer graphics to illustrate the historic development of tools, etc.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

I can't recommend this little museum enough. First, it is in a beautiful former monastary church, itself worth a look on it's own. But it also houses some truely ancient pieces from the dawn of human history in the area through to the Ancient Roman...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

I love these museums; they are never crowded, and they illustrate early human history using artifacts found in the neighborhood. The permanent displays upstairs in this place are really well-thought out and illustrative. The main area, however, is a mishmash of Roman tombstones, a rose...More

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