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Film Museum (Museu del Cinema)

C/ Sequia 1, 17001 Girona, Spain
972-412-777
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Ranked #5 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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14 helpful votes 14 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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61 helpful votes 61 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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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

really surprised by this museum, it really is about the various ways humans have used light to provide entertainment, from shadow boxes and puppets through Magic Lanterns and light boxes through to movies and cinema. Very interesting,

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Cranfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The only cinema museum in Spain, I believe. Beautifully presented, but there is so much here that you'll have had enough after a couple of hours. Some truly amazing stuff - as a history of the technology and the people involved, it leaves very little to be desired. Amazing in a town and a country that you don't really associate... More

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