Micro-Gigantic Museum

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DunelmArts
Aberdeen, UK943 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
There are two microminiature museums in Guadalest – The Museum of Microminiatures in the Castle area of the old town and The Micro-Gigantic Museum in the square at the bottom of the hill. Admission is 4 Euros for one museum or 6 Euros for a combined ticket. Both display microminiature sculptures by Manuel Ussa. You view the exhibits through a magnifying lens to see the detail, then contrast that by seeing just how incredibly small the sculptures are when viewing with the naked eye. If you just have time to visit one museum, the Microgiantic Museum is the better of the two. Displays include a self-portrait of the artist carved on a grain of sand, a copy of an El Greco painting on a grain of rice, an ant playing a violin, the nativity scene in the eye of a needle and a bullring built on a pinhead. There are information boards explaining how the artist makes his sculptures, using tools he invented himself and working in between breaths to keep his hands steady. It is unlike anything I’ve seen before. Allow about 30 minutes per museum to visit and be prepared to queue to look through the lens at the more popular exhibits.
Written May 24, 2018
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redpolly
Lancashire, UK38 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
Do not miss this incredible experience. You can take photos. Could of stayed in there for hours. So much detail and talent.
Written May 19, 2017
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Mamosi P
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Apr 2017 • Friends
A spectacular artistic work. A Museum of microminiatures hand made by sculptor Manuel Ussa. Highly recommended.
Written April 26, 2017
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel33,173 contributions
Sep 2021
This is a 1.5 rooms "museum" with gimmicky exhibits (mostly of naked women), which is neither interesting nor impressive.
Your visit will last 5-10 minutes, max.
Skip it.
Written October 3, 2021
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nuria310
Province of Alicante, Spain13 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
We went again to Guadalest, and we visited again this muesum. It is my second time there, and this was as impressing as the first time !!!! This is a very different museum of the others you find in Guadalest, this is art !!!! I really recommend this visit.
Written April 8, 2017
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adamstrang
23 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
Went in not really expecting to much but was absolutely blown away so much so I went round it three times. The exhibits are so small you had to look through the magnifying glasses provided but everytime I looked I seen more and more detail amazing work which must of took days or even weeks for each exhibit and th tree of life was absolutely amazing with so much detail in it. PS some of the exhibits are of a adult nature which kids would find funny
Written August 9, 2016
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nuria310
Province of Alicante, Spain13 contributions
Feb 2016 • Family
Living in this area I have been many times in Guadalest. This time I was with some friends (adults and children 9-14 years old), we decide to go to Guadalest. We went to this museum which is just at the entrance of the village, in a very nice litlle square, and I was very happily surprised!!!! so tiny things build in seeds, fishbones, shells, hair and in many other different supports. In Guadalest there are many other museums, but I really recommend this one, as it's for all ages and the price very reasonable!!
Written February 20, 2016
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Heavenl1y
Gilsland, UK625 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
It doesn't take very long to go round this 2 storey museum. It takes even less time to realise that it is a truly weird collection of objects! We paid 6 euros each to go in - but that gave us free entry to the MicroGigantic museum (part 2) which is also in Guadalest. When we visited, there was an exhibition as well as the advertised tiny-micro objects. The exhibition just added to the weirdness, I have to say! It's great fun - and some of it did actually make us say 'wow' - and it's probably worth the 4 euros entry. We didn't make it to the 2nd museum - we just couldn't bring ourselves to do it! Children will probably love this, but a word of warning - lots of the micro exhibits involve nudity, and some of them are a little risqué!!
Written October 26, 2014
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Isobel
2 contributions
Aug 2021
Well worth a visit, very interesting little museum. Staff very informative. The exhibits where unbelievable
Written September 26, 2021
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oscart35
Leeds, UK17 contributions
Oct 2019
Really interesting, in fact at times mind-blowing, and the lady in charge was very enthusiastic and keen to chat to us.
Written November 18, 2019
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