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Film Museum (Museu del Cinema)

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Probably the best in Europe

I was amazed to visit this museum and find out all the treasures it shows, from the very beginning... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
A true gem and a must see place

Honestly, I liked this museum way more than the art museum and the tour through the... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
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Experience and view the history of moving images, from shadow theatre to the cinema, with the Tomàs Mallol Collection. An interactive, educational and entertaining exhibition, interesting for all ages.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
C/ Sequia 1, 17001 Girona, Spain
+34 972 41 27 77
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

I was amazed to visit this museum and find out all the treasures it shows, from the very beginning of Photography's History, going through all the 19th century, until the first films arrive. I had never seen, in Paris, London, Lisbon, Rome, etc., such a...More

Thank Dreamer823214
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Honestly, I liked this museum way more than the art museum and the tour through the cathedral. There's so much thought put into the three floors of the cinema museum - lots of moving stuff, interactive models of camera obscura and various optical illusions placed...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

This really is the best museum I've ever gone to. I'm a bit of a film buff and love machines however this will please all. The exhibits are well laid out, there is a pleasing amount of interactive bits and it's interesting. What fascinated me...More

Thank TootlesLondon
Reviewed 14 September 2018

This museum is very cool. It includes a lot of cinema history and displays the various tricks that were used to add special effects or filming techniques to a movie before our current technology. Would have loved to see a modern cinema section though, since...More

Thank Tamara N
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Extremely impressive collection of artefacts and a very impressive and well organised exhibition. Ducked inside on a rainy day and spent a good couple of hours there. Wasn't expecting such an enjoyable museum

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We got in by chance, just parked next to it and went in without any expectations. The museum is quite complete, especially on the early stages of cinema and has some awesome pieces, true jewels...and some toys children can touch

Thank R1064JJdanielr
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We visited on a Sunday and got in for free. Very educational and interesting for the children and adults also. If you like movies and want to learn more about camera and film making, really worth a visit.

Thank por997
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This museum is great! Very interesting and we spent a lot of time here. Surprisingly we passed only 2 other people while we were in there so maybe people are unaware how good it is, but its definitely worth a visit.

Thank milliegascoyne
Reviewed 29 July 2018

I had nothing better to do and am not a real film buff. But there were isolated instances of real interest in there amongst all the old cameras and other equipment from past days.

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is not to be missed. It is an amazing journey through the development of technology to create moving images. There are brilliant displays of shadow puppetry, zoetropes, magic lanterns, editing machines and cameras. This truly is a hidden gem in the city of Girona.

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