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Girona Museums

The art and universal spirit of Salvador Dalí head up a list of offerings that must inevitably include the Dalí Triangle (the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, the Portlligat Museum-House in Cadaqués and the Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol); Girona's Archaeology, Art, History, Cathedral and Cinema Museums; the Toy Museum of Catalunya, also in Figueres, and the Garrotxa District Museum in Olot, amongst many others.

Cathedral's Treasure-Capitular Museum:
The Capitularys rooms of the Cathedral harbor from principles of the years 50 the Treasure. The Museum collects mainly artistic pieces belonging to the bishopric of Girona that during a some period given of his history have belonged to the decoration of the Cathedral.

Art Museum:
The building that harbored historically the Episcopal Palace accepts currently the Art Museum (MDA) lead for: Generalitat of Catalonia, Delegation of Girona and Bishopric of Girona. The current building is a set of rooms and floors added century to century, something which converts to him into a building of irregular plants of surprising corners. A total of six plants house this Museum with dated principal pieces, with exceptions, from romanesque style. Some of the considerate most important are: - Portable altar of Sant Pere de Rodes (s.X) - Mural painting of Pedrinyà (s.XII) - Girder of Cruïlles (s.XII) - Capital of the Canonja (s.XIII) - Glazier tables (s.XIV) - Virgin of Palera (s.XV) - Altarpiece of Segueró (s.XVI) - Sculpture of Sant Roc (s.XVII) - ... Jointly with an important collection of large Catalan authors painting of the s.XIX and XX as Mr. Martí Alsina or Mr. Joaquim Vayreda..

Cinema Museum:
Inaugurated at the beginning of 1998, the Museum of the Cinema shows the evolution accomplished by the human being throughout the history for power to represent images of the real world. The three floors of the museum continue a chronological order based on appliances of the collection of the Mr. Tomás Mallol.

City History Museum:
The Museum begins the historical tour with the prehistoric remains of the Puig d'en Roca. All the different periods are more or less represented. The paragraph of the technological change of the period XIX - XX is very interesting and well detailed. Artistic pieces of great value complement the tour as a Roman pavement of the s.Ivd.C or modern figures of Mr. Fidel Aguilar. The building that harbors the History Museum of the City has suffered many transformations, but yet today they can deal the church, the cloister and the cemetery of the Capuchins monks ancient inhabitants of the building..

Archeological Museum:
In the year 1857 the monastery of St Peter of Galligants is converted into the headquarters of the Provincial Antiquities Museum and fine arts. The first archaeologic materials that formed part of the museum were originating, largely, of Empúries. Afterwards, gravestones and Roman sculptures and joint of medieval grafics of Girona city Girona. With the years, thanks to the opening of other museums, this has been able be specialized in prehistory and archaeology with materials originating from all the province. Currently the museum consists of two plants. In the first floor: room devoted to the neolithic, room of the neolithic and of the bronze age, room of the iron age and beginning of the settlings, room of the Iberian culture and two rooms devoted to romans. Downstairs: other room devoted to romans, two rooms with Greek and Roman objects provided by Empúries mainly., from among those which emphasizes "the sepulcher of the stations" of the Roman era. Furthermore the cloister of the monastery, accomplishing a historical bracket, it is the framework for the permanent exposition of a gravestones collection of the medieval era. The most interesting and original are in Hebrew, originating the majority from the Jewish cemetery of Girona designates the "Bou d'Or" ( Gold Ox). From 1992 form part of the Archaeology Museum of Catalonia.


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