Micromundi. Museu de Miniatures i Microminiatures

Museum
The visit to this unique museum enables discovering more than 2,000 exceptional works of art which take the visitor to different worlds in miniature, with different themes and made by artists from all over the world.

Located in Besalú in Girona, the Micromundi museum exhibits more than two thousand pieces of miniatures and micro-miniatures.

The headquarters are found in the building of the former Cal Coro textile factory, located next to the church of Sant Pere. The centre was founded by the jeweller from Girona Lluis Carreras, who bought and restored this rationalistic building in order to find somewhere for this collection.

The permanent exhibition is distributed over three rooms and the museum also has another area for temporary exhibitions.

The miniatures on show are organised by subjects and range from the recreation of ancient establishments, such as a pharmacy from the 19th century, a hairdresser from the 1920s or a shop selling children's clothing, up to objects created by artists from all over the world, which in some cases are made on a scale up to five hundred times smaller than the real size. The reduced size of these articles means that many have to be examined using magnifying glasses and microscopes. Some of them are tiny pieces of jewellery made using fine materials and semi-precious stones.

  • Type of museum: Art, Decorative arts
  • Ownership: Private
  • Annual closing: December 25 and 26 and January 1 and 6. From November to February closed on Mondays.
  • Opening hours - summer : From March to October: every day from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm.
  • Opening hours - winter: From November to February: Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. Easter from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm.
  • Languages: Catalan, Spanish

Disabled access

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Micromundi. Museu de Miniatures i Microminiatures
  • Micromundi. Museu de Miniatures i Microminiatures

  • Address:Square Prat de Sant Pere, 15

  • 17850 Besalú

  • Girona / Pyrenees

  • Micromundi. Museu de Miniatures i Microminiatures
  • Micromundi. Museu de Miniatures i Microminiatures

  • Address: Square Prat de Sant Pere, 15

  • 17850 Besalú

  • Girona / Pyrenees

  • Telephone:972 591 842

  • E-mail:info@museuminiaturesbesalu.com

  • Web:http://www.museuminiaturesbesalu.com

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