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Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya

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Address: Placa de Santa Llucia, s/n | Monestir de Sant Pere de Galligants, 17007 Girona, Spain
Phone Number: 972 20 26 32

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Quiet, serene and a must see

This place is huge and could easily present more but what there is, is surprising and beautiful. The video if the reconstruction of the mosaic (on display) is fantastic, as is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Girona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I like Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya very much! I really recommend to visit it. It is also recommended for children and families! :)

Thank CarlesiEva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a lot bigger than i thought. Great insight to the history of Spain. A lot to see and great place to learn about the history.

Thank SidDaniels
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is huge and could easily present more but what there is, is surprising and beautiful. The video if the reconstruction of the mosaic (on display) is fantastic, as is the interactive screen of the mosaic. There is plenty for children with their own little space where they can make their own mosaics. The cloister is a peaceful gem!

Thank Storkygal
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

There are temporary exhibits just inside and a permanent exhibition upstairs. It is good for kids - some hands-on activities. Generally, it is small and does not go into detail. It is a nice facility in a former monastery and has English explanations, but it lacks depth. I cannot believe there is not more archaeological evidence for such a city... More 

Thank Sean M
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Whilst in Girona we happened upon Girona's Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya. It was a very worthwhile and informative visit which particularly showed the Moorish influence in Spain with its centre court.

Thank Leonard_vd_Heyden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is, in itself based in a beautiful building, additionally the exhibits are interesting and most especially the second floor which goes from pre-historic times until modern. The large display boards are in several languages including English, my criticism would be that the actual artifacts on display are mainly only labeled in Catalan so you loose what some really interesting... More 

Thank toniShanghai
Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Definately worth to visit ecpecially if you are Game of Thrones fan. Holy mideval atmosphere. The whole city of Girona was much more than we expected

Thank Anrienne
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

A nice collection of artefacts from Megalithic times to recent times, set partly in an old church which is fabulous, the inner courtyard has lots of wonderful carvings. The displays were unfortunately only in Spanish, but I had a nice time in here. Worthwhile, better value if you use the Girona museum card to get a discount.

Thank Soundgesture
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

It was great to learn ancient history for Catalunya. Unearthed articles were displayed in the museum. Most of guidances were written in Spanish but I found some were in English. Comparing with national museum, the museum was more local color. I liked it very much.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I didn't make it into the Museu but I did the long walk following the red "Arqueologia" line on the tourist map and it was great (and free.) Like Pompeii you get a real sense of walking in the footsteps of the ghosts from eons before. Huge chunks of the city's old wall are just frozen in time exactly where... More 

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