What to see in Girona
The Girona History Museum is located in the old town of Girona, in a building that, during the 18th century, was the Capuchin convent of St. Anthony. Its objective is to offer an interactive and chronological tour of the history of Girona.
The physical area of the museum is very interesting in itself, as the cloister, the cemetery and its cistern are preserved intact, as are some aspects of its structure and façade.
The museum has become one of the most attractive and popular museum institutions in the city due to its original conception of the city's past through interactive rooms, each focusing on a specific stage.
In this way, one sees a series of historical moments summarized in Roman Girona, then Medieval Girona, and then the Modern and Contemporary Era, until one reaches events of enormous significance and drama for the city, such as the Spanish Civil War.
In addition to its exhibition areas, the museum is full of excellent works of art and pieces of significant heritage and historical value. Among the most notable pieces are a representation of the imperial heraldry of Spain and France and its meaning, an important series of sculptures by the famous artists Fidel Aguilar and Miquel de Palol and paintings by Manuel Tremulles, among many others.
The Girona History Museum also has a program with a large number of activities and travelling exhibitions that are extremely popular among academics and students.