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<p>Cloister from the former convent of the Capuchin friars of Saint Anthony, 17th century</p>

Cloister from the former convent of the Capuchin friars of Saint Anthony, 17th century

The Girona City History Museum is in the middle of the Old Town, in a unique building which used to be the convent of the Capuchin friars of Saint Anthony in 18th century, and which still conserves some surprising remnants of the time, such as the cemetery, cloister and cistern. The Museum features displays showing how Girona was founded, from the Roman period through to the transition to democracy, all in chronological order. Several subject areas are covered, including an exhibitiondedicated to popular imagery in the city and a room dedicated to the 'Sardana' and the 'Cobla'.  The Museum exhibition spaces are located in the main building and in other areas dedicated to the Civil War, part of the Democratic Memory Spaces Network of Catalonia.These include the air-raid shelter in the 'Jardi de la Infància', the provincial prison and the common grave in the old cemetery.

The Museum offers a varied programme of activities, and temporary exhibitions are held in different areas within the museum: in the exhibition hall, the coal room, the cistern and the cellar.

SPACES

<p>Cloister from the 18th century. Photography: Kim Peravalsky.</p>
An iconic building
An iconic building
<p>The cemetery or mummification chamber of the former convent of Saint Anthony of the Capuchin friars, from the 18th century. Photography: Kim Peravalsky.</p>
The cemetery, or the Capuchin mummification chamber
The cemetery, or the Capuchin mummification chamber
<p>Photography: Mart&iacute; Artalejo.</p>
Roman Girona
Roman Girona
<p>(Detail) Between the 12th and 14th centuries, Girona quadrupled in size.</p>
Medieval Girona, the key to the kingdom
Medieval Girona, the key to the kingdom
<p>View of the exhibition room. Photography: Mart&iacute; Artalejo</p>
Girona in the modern age, from workshop to stronghold
Girona in the modern age, from workshop to stronghold
<p>Details of the rooms dedicated to the Civil War and the Franco regime.</p>
Contemporary Girona
Contemporary Girona
<p>Detail of the display cabinet with works by sculptors Fidel Aguilar and Ricard Guin&oacute;</p>
Modernisme and Noucentisme. 1900-1923
Modernisme and Noucentisme. 1900-1923

OBJECTS

<p><em>Carrer C&uacute;ndaro</em>, Mela Mutermilch (Warsaw, April 26 1886&nbsp;-&nbsp;Paris, 1967), 1914, oil on canvas, 50 x 60&nbsp;cm. Donated by the Montsalvatge family</p>
Carrer Cúndaro
Carrer Cúndaro
<p><em>The Great Day of Girona</em>, Ramon Mart&iacute; Alsina,&nbsp;<em>c</em>. 1862, preparatory painting, oil on canvas. On permanent loan from the MNAC</p>
The Great Day of Girona
The Great Day of Girona
<p>Imperial escutcheon, 18th century, embroidered. Mart&iacute; Artalejo</p>
Imperial escutcheon
Imperial escutcheon
<p><em>Supplication</em>, Fidel Aguilar, 1910-1917, modelled terracotta</p>
Supplication
Supplication
<p>Portrait of Miquel de Palol, Ricard Guin&oacute;, cast in bronze from the original plaster model. Donation by Maria and Miquel de Palol</p>
Miquel de Palol
Miquel de Palol
<p>Portrait of Bishop Lorenzana, Manuel Tremulles Roig (Barcelona 1715-1791), 1790, oil on canvas, 144 &times; 119 cm. Ceded by the Institut Jaume Vicens Vives de Girona</p>
Portrait of Bishop Lorenzana
Portrait of Bishop Lorenzana
<p>Metal tenora, Josep Coll, 1931. Donated by &Agrave;ngela Teixidor Torras</p>
Metal tenora
Metal tenora
<p>Our Lady of El Roser, anonymous, late 16th century, polychrome wood. On permanent loan from Anna and N&uacute;ria Boutin Ramon, daughters of Miquel Boutin Moreno</p>
Our Lady of El Roser
Our Lady of El Roser
<p>Mosaic from Can Pau Birol, Bell-lloc del Pla, Girona, 300 AD.</p>
<p><em>Opus tessellatum.</em> 3.40 x 6.10 m&nbsp;</p>
Mosaic from Can Pau Birol
Mosaic from Can Pau Birol
<p>Bronze sculpture of the Angel of the Cathedral, by Ramon Salvatella (18th century). Photography: Mart&iacute; Artalejo.</p>
The Angel of the Cathedral
The Angel of the Cathedral
<p>Virgin and Child. Polychrome and gilded wood. 14th Century. Photography: Mart&iacute; Artalejo.</p>
Virgin and Child
Virgin and Child
<p>Cathedral clock, Joan Agust&iacute; and Juli&agrave; Juli&agrave;, 15th-18th centuries.</p>
Cathedral clock
Cathedral clock
<p>Portrait of Raimunda Nouvilas de Pag&egrave;s. Photography: Clara Oliveras.</p>
Raimunda Nouvilas de Pagès
Raimunda Nouvilas de Pagès
<p>"Fontaine" hydraulic turbine, manufactured by Planas, Flaquer i Cia., Pedret, 1898.</p>
"Fontaine" hydraulic turbine
"Fontaine" hydraulic turbine

INFORMATION

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http://www.girona.cat/museuhistoria
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EMAIL
museuhistoria@ajgirona.cat

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