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Banyoles Regional Archaeology Museum (MACB)

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<p>The inner courtyard at the Pia Almoina (14th century), the main building of the museum (Arqueoxarxa, Josep Casanova).</p>

The inner courtyard at the Pia Almoina (14th century), the main building of the museum (Arqueoxarxa, Josep Casanova).

The Banyoles Regional Archaeology Museum (MACB) has been open since 1933, when Banyoles town council founded it following the discovery of the Vilauba Roman Villa in 1932.

The MACB has a collection of important palaeontological discoveries (Late Tertiary-Quaternary period, 5-1 million years ago), as well as artefacts from human settlements in Pla de l'Estany from the Lower/Middle Paleolithic period (250,000 BC) to the 20th century. The Museum also houses the prehistoric collections of Pere Alsius Torrent (late 19th century) and Josep M. Corominas Planellas (1933-1973), and since 1975 the MACB has collected objects from more recent excavations in the region: the palaeontological site at Incarcal (Crespià), the Palaeolithic caves at Serinyà, the Neolithic settlement at La Draga (Banyoles), the Vilauba Roman villa (Camós) and the Roman ovens at Ermedàs (Cornellà de Terri), among many others. 

SPACES

<p>Palaeontology room (Arqueoxarxa, Josep Casanova)</p>
Palaeontology room
Palaeontology room
<p>Prehistoric rooms (Arqueoxarxa, Josep Casanova).</p>
Prehistoric rooms
Prehistoric rooms
<p>History rooms (Arqueoxarxa, Josep Casanova).</p>
History room
History room

OBJECTS

<p>Mastodon molar from the claypits at Cornell&agrave; del Terri.</p>
Mastodon molar
Mastodon molar
<p>Sabre-toothed tiger from the Incarcal-I site (Crespi&agrave;).</p>
Sabre-toothed tiger
Sabre-toothed tiger
<p>Magdalenian harpoon (9000-8000 BC) with a double row of teeth, from the cave at Bora Gran d'en Carreras (Seriny&agrave;).</p>
Magdalenian harpoon
Magdalenian harpoon
<p>Vase from the Neolithic period found in the cave at Marivent (Mart&iacute;s, Esponell&agrave;).</p>
Vase from the Neolithic period
Vase from the Neolithic period
<p>Figure of Fortuna (Josep Curto).</p>
Goddess Fortuna
Goddess Fortuna
<p>Blue ceramic bowl (15th century) Castell d'Espasens (Fontcoberta).</p>
Blue ceramic bowl
Blue ceramic bowl

EXTENSIONS

<p>Activities in the Neolithic cabins (Arqueoxarxa, Joseph Casanova).</p>
La Draga Neolithic Park
La Draga Neolithic Park
<p>Roman villa in Vilauba (Arqueoxarxa, Joseph Casanova).</p>
Vilauba Roman villa (Camós)
Vilauba Roman villa (Camós)
<p>View of the town of Banyoles from the top of the bell tower of the the Monastery of Sant Esteve de Banyoles church</p>
Monastery of Sant Esteve de Ba...
Monastery of Sant Esteve de Banyoles

INFORMATION

ADDRESS
FEES
TELEPHONE
WEBSITE
http://www.museusdebanyoles.cat
OPENING TIMES
GETTING HERE
EMAIL
macb@ajbanyoles.org

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