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The Municipal Museum

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Address: Vila Vella, Tossa de Mar, Spain
Phone Number: 00 34 972 34 01 08
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This museum contains modern works of art done by artists who frequented the...

This museum contains modern works of art done by artists who frequented the area in the 1930s, as well as an important archaeological section that places man in Tossa from the Paleolithic era.

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This art gallery in the former Governor's house is worth a visit if you are spending the day exploring the castle and surrounding areas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2016
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

The Museum is in the old town, it's of gothic style, situated in the Governors house, inside the Vila Vella enceinte; it was a residence of governors of Tossa ot the monaster Santa Maria di Ripoli; to see and admire many paintings from spanish and foreign artists, a very artistic ambiance, you can buy paintings; also to visit the nice... More 

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

This art gallery in the former Governor's house is worth a visit if you are spending the day exploring the castle and surrounding areas.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We visited museum following a lovely walk around the walled city. Museum mostly displayed paintings of Tossa de Mar. The exhibit I loved best was outside in the back garden with no access..... a statue of two dancing girls.....I think this should be cleaned up and displayed as the centerpiece of museum!!

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Thank Grace592014
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We were advised at the tourist office that on Wednesday 18th June it was free to visit any Museum in Spain.We went just before lunch and found the exhibits very interesting included finds from the roman Villa Most interesting was the painting exhibition including a super Marc Chagall which we offered a price for but were unfortunately refused

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Thank Pamela H
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Visited in Oct. Cost a few euros to get in. Exhibition of Roman things and a "blue exhibition" on other floors.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Lovely museum in the restored Governor's House. Changing exhibitions alongside the permanent collection which includes the most impressive mosaic from the roman villa in the town . Marc Chagall's The Celestial Violinist is the highlight of this museum for me. He referred to Tossa as the Blue Paradise and the current exhibition explores this theme.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

A pretty unhelpful person on reception with virtually no information on most of the exhibits hardly enhances what is an attractive and interesting small local museum which celebrates both the town's Roman past and the period in the 30s when the profusion of artists thereaouts led to the town being known as the Babel of the Arts. The highlight is... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a nice little museum. The have some paintings and some things from the old roman villa. It takes about half an hour to see it all if you're, like me, no expert on art. But it's worth a visit and you support the community.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

We went in not knowing what to expect. The place is not big and doesn't take long to go through, but was interesting. We were able to understand many of the exhibits by knowing a little Spanish and French. There was a kids exhibit on the top floor that was very cute. Related to the Chagall painting one floor below.... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is more of an art gallery than a museum but is worth a visit. Paintings, ceramics, roman remains etc. Interesting and worth the €3 entry fee.

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