Girona is a city far 99km northeast of our Barcelona. The city is known as the capital of the autonomous region of the same name. The region is the main city of the Costa Brava region. Girona is a cultural rich city with a lot of stories to tell, through interesting museums for example. So come and visit the Girona Museums!
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Here we bring you our must-see Girona museums:
# 1 Girona History Museum
The Girona History Museum shows the evolution of the city, from the first human settlements until the transition to democracy after the dictatorship of Franco. Subsequently, there are 14 rooms that are arranged in chronological order, complemented by themed rooms that show specific traditions or times of the city. The museum also has different buildings around the city, but the main one is located in the heart of the old town Girona.
Address: Carrer de la Força, 27, 17004 Girona
Opening hours: Every day from 10:30 to 18:30
# 2 Cathedral Treasury Museum
The building of this museum is placed inside the religious buildings of the Cathedral and the San Felix’s Basilica. It houses some important pieces of religious artwork that date from the 4th until the 16th century. Most importantly, the Cathedral is still used as a place of devotion, meaning, masses are still held in the building daily and with special sessions on Sundays and holidays.
Address: Pl. de la Catedral, s/n, 17004 Girona
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 11:00 to 20:00; Sundays starts at 12:00
# 3 Museum of Archaeology
This museum has been around for a while as it was founded in 1846. This makes it one of the oldest Girona museums and overall museums of Catalonia. It is part of the national group of Catalan Archaeology Museums that comprises archaeological sites and exhibitions spread throughout the region. In Girona it exposes for instance items found in and around the region that dates from the pre-historic era until the Middle Ages.
Address: Carrer de Santa Llúcia, 8, 17007 Girona
Opening hours: Tuesday from Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00; Sundays from 10:00 to 14:00
# 4 Museum of Cinema
This is a non-profit institution that is open to the public. It was open in 1998 when the city council bought the building to store Tomas Mallol’s collection of pre-cinema objects and it was the first of its kind in Spain. The building is called Casa de les Aigues, because it used to be the head of Girona’s water company. Likewise, the 2,500m2 building dates back to the 19th2 century.
Address: Carrer de la Sèquia, 1, 17001 Girona
Opening hours: Tuesday from Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00; Sundays from 10:00 to 14:00
# 5 Casa Masó
Casa Masó is the former home to famous architect Rafael Masó, whom lived there from 1880 until 1935. It was one of his most important architectural work, and the only one over the river Onyar opened to the public. In addition, the house can only be visited upon reservation and on guided tours.
Address: Carrer de les Ballesteries, 29, 17004 Girona
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 19:00; Weekends from 11:30 to 19:00
# 6 Museum of Jewish History
This museum tells the story of Catalonia’s Jewish community in the medieval times, focused in Girona. It aims to preserve the history of the Jewish community in Catalonia, which had great part in decisions for the country. Moreover, the museum has a permanent exhibition that explains the origins of Girona’s Jewish community. It does so by showing everyday objects used by the community as early as the 9th century.
Address: Carrer de la Força, 8, 17004 Girona
Opening hours: Monday and Sunday from 10:00 to 14:00; Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00
# 7 Art Museum
The Art Museum of Girona holds the most important collection of art pieces in the province of Girona. Subsequently, it is the result of a joint exhibition from pieces from the Provincial Museum of Antiques and Fine Arts and other pieces from the Diocesan Museum. Moreover, it was created in 1976 after an agreement between the city council and the bishopric of Girona.
Address: Pujada de la Catedral, 12, 17004 Girona
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00; Sundays from 10:00 to 14:00