"Museu d?HistÚria de la Ciutat" Girona Things to Do Tip by MalenaN

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  • Museu d’Història de la Ciutat - Girona
  • Museu d’Història de la Ciutat - Girona
  • Museu d’Història de la Ciutat - Girona

The first museum I visited in Girona was the City History Museum so there I paid full admission. It was 2 Euro (February 2008). The museum is housed in a 18th century building constructed for the Capuchin Friars. In the building there are also some remains of the Roman wall and a 14th century home.
By the reception is the friars cementery/desiccator. Here the dead friars were placed sitting on the benches in the niches until their bodies were dried out. They were removed as mummies after two years and were then dressed in religious clothes to be contemplated.
The temporary exhibitions explains life before Girona, the founding of the city (Girona was founded by the Romans almost 2000 years ago), Medieval Girona and Modern Girona.

The museum is open between 10 - 14 and 17 - 19 on Tuesday - Saturday. On Sundays and bank holidays the museum is open between 10 -14.

Address: Carrer de la Forca 27
Directions: Old town
Phone: +34 972 22 22 29
Website: http://www.ajuntament.gi/museu_ciutat

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  • Written Mar 6, 2008
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