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The Municipal Museum

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Address: Vila Vella, Tossa de Mar, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 972 34 01 08
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

This museum contains modern works of art done by artists who frequented the...

This museum contains modern works of art done by artists who frequented the area in the 1930s, as well as an important archaeological section that places man in Tossa from the Paleolithic era.

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Roman remains particularly interesting

Revisited after one year, and still enjoyed the climb up the hill, and the info on the history of Tossa in the museum. It's worth climbing up the hill for the view alone.

Reviewed 24 September 2016
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Bucharest, Romania
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Museum is located in Villa Vela (Old Town) and have paintings, roman mosaic, ceramic and glass and sculptures. Small museum but very nice for visit.

Thank pifdark
Duffield, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a pretty museum within the castle wall at the top of Vila Vella. Very reasonable entrance fee. Well laid out. Interesting Roman pieces but the main thing for me were the paintings - Modern art put together since it openen in 1935. ARCHAELOGY: x2 basement rooms. CERAMIC & GLASS: x1 room ground floor PERMANANT PAINTINGS multi upper floors... More 

Thank djthomas
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188 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Revisited after one year, and still enjoyed the climb up the hill, and the info on the history of Tossa in the museum. It's worth climbing up the hill for the view alone.

Thank Patricia M
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3,724 reviews
1,817 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 763 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The Museum is in the old town, it's of gothic style, situated in the Governors house, inside the Vila Vella enceinte; it was a residence of governors of Tossa ot the monaster Santa Maria di Ripoli; to see and admire many paintings from spanish and foreign artists, a very artistic ambiance, you can buy paintings; also to visit the nice... More 

Thank Manuela L
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This art gallery in the former Governor's house is worth a visit if you are spending the day exploring the castle and surrounding areas.

1 Thank GlasGal549
Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We visited museum following a lovely walk around the walled city. Museum mostly displayed paintings of Tossa de Mar. The exhibit I loved best was outside in the back garden with no access..... a statue of two dancing girls.....I think this should be cleaned up and displayed as the centerpiece of museum!!

Thank Grace592014
Oxford, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We were advised at the tourist office that on Wednesday 18th June it was free to visit any Museum in Spain.We went just before lunch and found the exhibits very interesting included finds from the roman Villa Most interesting was the painting exhibition including a super Marc Chagall which we offered a price for but were unfortunately refused

Thank Pamela H
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Visited in Oct. Cost a few euros to get in. Exhibition of Roman things and a "blue exhibition" on other floors.

Thank Alan H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 October 2015

Lovely museum in the restored Governor's House. Changing exhibitions alongside the permanent collection which includes the most impressive mosaic from the roman villa in the town . Marc Chagall's The Celestial Violinist is the highlight of this museum for me. He referred to Tossa as the Blue Paradise and the current exhibition explores this theme.

1 Thank Garamond11
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

A pretty unhelpful person on reception with virtually no information on most of the exhibits hardly enhances what is an attractive and interesting small local museum which celebrates both the town's Roman past and the period in the 30s when the profusion of artists thereaouts led to the town being known as the Babel of the Arts. The highlight is... More 

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