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Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya

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Very atmospheric museum in the former Monastery of St Pere De Galligants

This museum does not contain a lot but the inside of the building is well worth a visit. The... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Sydney, Australia
worth a visit

This is a 2 in 1 attraction- first a Romanesque monastery from 12th century with a nice small... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Beijing, China
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In this monastery, a jewel of Catalan Romanesque architecture, you can learn about the earliest history of humankind in the Girona region, from prehistory to the mediaeval period, through the collection of archaeological objects on display.
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Carrer de Santa Llucia, 8, 17007 Girona, Spain
+34 972 20 26 32
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

This museum does not contain a lot but the inside of the building is well worth a visit. The highlight is the former circular fascia stone pieces from the front of the building. The place is very atmospheric with a strong ambiance of the medieval.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

Unfortunately after finding this museum in a lovely location, we were advised that most information wasnt available in English which is a shame

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

This is a 2 in 1 attraction- first a Romanesque monastery from 12th century with a nice small cloister; and second, a museum filled with many relics from Roman times, as well as a nice collection of pottery and other archeological finds dating back 5000...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We spent a week at Costa Brava and this took our fancy. We learnt about another side of the Spanish history first hand. The excavations of two cities of bygone eras - Greek (2nd century B.C. to 1st century A.D.) and the rise of the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Although it is the seat of the museum of Archeology, it is more worth because of the old monastery (Sant Pere de Galligans). The cloister is particularly beautiful and the tower is very nice. It is a compulsory visit if you are a bit fond...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Archeological museum that was both great value and stunning location. We had the benefit of being the only ones there. This made it even more special. Addd bonus was that it gives other museums a 50pc discount. interesting perspective and beautiful environment on outskirts.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

This museum occupies an amazing space in a former romanesque church and cloister: it is stunning architecture. The museum is moderately interesting but the space alone is well worth the small entrance fee. Just go.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Tried to see the chapel on our last visit four years ago but an exhibition seemed to be taking place so it wasn't possible. So glad I came back. Worth visiting for the chapel alone, very atmospheric 12th Century building and the Rose Window (no...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Must admit I only visited because it was raining and I wanted to see the interior of the building! It was a revelation. Not a large museum but well laid out and I think everyone will find something that they can marvel at! The antiquity...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Carme B, comunicación at Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you very much for your opinion

Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Five floors of artefacts, pictures, statues, glass and religious items. Nice and airy. Rounds off the other two episcopal must sees.

Date of experience: September 2017
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