Museu del Cinema

Girona
Catalunya
Museums

Housed inside the Casa del Aguiles, the Museu de Cinema contains the incredible Tomas Mallol collection featuring 20,000 pieces, including 8,000 objects, showcasing the history of the cinema from the shadow shows that delighted the Chinese emperors to the star system of the silent era and the rise in home movie technology.

Explore the interactive exhibits and displays and understand how the camera obscura, magic lanterns and optical boxes worked. See the race for the invention of the moving image on film from the birth of photography through the work of the Lumiere Brothers and the films of George Melies. There are many examples of film cameras and other tools including the earliest film cameras, up to the narrow-gauge film cameras that brought filmmaking to the public. The museum also has some children's toys using film technology and shares the 1,800 exhibits, including costumes, props and artwork, from the Maite Mínguez Ricart Collection.

 

Places to visit nearby

Girona in Catalunya is a pretty historical city of Roman origins with one of the best-preserved medieval Jewish Quarters in Europe.

Logroño in La Rioja is the capital of the region and a popular stop on the Camino de Santiago, with several wineries around the city.

Barcelona in Catalunya is Spain's second largest city and is filled with beautiful architecture, great shopping and much fascinating history, sitting on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea.

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