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Film Museum (Museu del Cinema)

C/ Sequia 1, 17001 Girona, Spain
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

As some other reviewers have said this is a strange location for this museum. But it was really worthwhile to see. Nice break from all of the heavy and religious stuff in girona. This museum is not so much about the history of film but about the history of the technology of film. It starts in ancient china / India... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My brother and I had a few days in Girona and because of the discounted admission (Tiquet M6; 50% off admission. Can be purchased at any of the 6 participating museums) decided to visit all the museums. The Museu del Cinema was one of the best museums I've ever been to. I've visited moving image museums in New York and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I didn't know why we should bother with a cinema museum in Girona but it was actually great fun & extremely informative. You get full, interactive history of cinema from camera obscura right through to today over 3 floors. A great few hours can be spent here.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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