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Film Museum (Museu del Cinema)

C/ Sequia 1, 17001 Girona, Spain
972-412-777
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Ranked #6 of 30 attractions in Girona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: My wife and I visited the museum in August, 2003.  I consider this an absolute must see distination.  The museum traces the history of man's telling... more »
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was a lovely little find and even our teens got interested . There are some lovely interactive parts and the history was really interesting. It is lovely and cool and the displays are well explained. Good interactive parts as well so it's not all reading for the kids. Well worth it.

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We happened to visit Girona on a public holiday with most of the shops closed, so we spent some time at art galleries and the film museum. The museum has many rooms, describing the historical evolution of producing moving pictures, and I think it does it very thoroughly. The functioning of lots of different methods are covered from photography to... More

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had time to see only one museum in Girona as it was a Sunday and the museums close at 2 pm. The museum presents the history of motion pictures from shadow shows to the present. Excellent displays of early animation and "magic lantern" shows. As a movie buff, I was captivated and would happily visit here again.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you are expecting mini bios of film stars or an intellectual discussion on Werner Hertzog, forget it! This museum is about the history of how film was made ( that is the technical side and not the arty side). It is the product of a collector who's hobby got a bit out of hand and instead of his wife... More

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Far, far more interesting than I'd expected, especially on the pre-history of cinema, and what it grew from. If you only have time to see one thing in Girona, this has to be it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Went in here following the reviews on tripadvisor. There is a 3 minute film presentation in English before your tour begins over 3 floors. It is not only cinema, but all moving pictures, shadow figures, magic lanterns etc together with still photography. well worth the 5 euro entry fee.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

A really nice trip to the history of cinema. From the use of shadows to entertain even in pre-historic years, to the cinema as we know it today. Some interactive opportunities (optical illusions). By paying the ticket, you get 50% off to the tickets of all other Girona's museum for six months!

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This museum completely surpassed our expectations. It's shocking how packed and thorough their collection is. It's a fascinating trip through the history of cinema and film making. Would 100% recommend.

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Girona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This is a nice place to visit. All the Girona city center is marvellous. Plenty of restaurants, museums, interesting bridges, churches, a very big and nice cathedral and monuments.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I would definitely recommend this if you are staying in Girona, very interesting, you could easily spend a few hours here wandering around.

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