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Of pentagonal plant, its perimeter reaches 5.6 km, being the greatest monument of Catalonia and one of the fortified complexes more notables of the world by the set of its outer fortifications. Parochial church of San Pedro, gothic style with unique ship and chapels between the abutments. The head and the bell tower are neogothic additions. For acercarte to the culture and monuments of this beautiful city a good option is to rent an apartment in the Costa Brava. The Museum of the Toy of Catalonia was inaugurated in 1982 in the dependencies of the old Paris Hotel (old family house of Baron de Terradas), in the Boulevard of Figueras. Recent works of rehabilitation and adjustment have allowed to triple the initial space of the Museum, reopened the 12 of December of 1998. The Museum exhibits more than 4,000 pieces: zootropos, cardboard mecanos, teatritos, animal and horses, kitchens, balls, you spin, airplanes, cars, trains, wrists, puppets, apparatuses of magic, games for invidente, disguises, recortables, handle-bars, soldiers, robots, steam engines, ositos, tricycles, patinetes Many of these pieces are accompanied by old photographies of children with its toys, which helps us to locate them chronological and to see as it gambled then.

Some toys had belonged to personages like Ana Maria and Salvador Dali, Federico Garci’a Lorca, Joan Watched, Josep Palau and Fabre, Joan Brossa, Quim Monz, Frederic Amat the Museum has a Center of Documentation and Investigation on the games and the toys, of the Brossa-Frgoli audience and a space to activities outdoors: the roof of the Museum. The visit of the collection can have several readings: nostalgic through toys of our grandparents and grandmothers and the one of observation, with which the history of how is crossed in the same way the scientific and technical advances of every moment have affected the design of the games and the toys, has done that it and they continue it making the artistic events and movements historical. The rooms of the Museum of the Ampurdn present/display an ample chronological fan of the art and the archaeology of our region, from the prehistory to our days, with a special dedication to the Catalan and ampurdanesa painting of centuries XIX and XX. The route begins with a sample of the archaeological findings of the Ampurdn Stop, from the neolithic one to the Romanisation, that includes a collection of personal ornaments, ceramic Greek of black and red and receiving figures of glass. It continues with the medieval and modern time, where they emphasize the capitals of the monastery of San Pedro de Rhodes as well as the work deposits of the Museum of the Prado (Mengs, Mignard, Herrera ). Through works of Pinazo, Sorolla, Nonell, Mart Alsina, Berga and Boix, Houses, Gargallo, Gimeno, Mir, Masriera, Sunyer, Mars, Dunyach and Casanovas, among others, the trajectory of the Catalan art from mid century XIX can be followed until the modernismo and the first vanguards, with works of Mud walls, Pon and Cuixart.

, Comalat, Bonaterra, Llavanera, Eusebi de Puig, Nez, Salvador Dali, ngels finally Holy Torroella, ngel Planells, Joan Massanet, Evarist Valls, Joan Sibecas, Joan Padern, Pujolboira, Llus Roura and Josep Ministral, I enter many others, show the evolution of the ampurdanesa painting through realistic landscape, the surrealismo, the conceptual abstraction and the new figuration to us. The museum also sets out throughout the year several temporary exhibitions. The celebrations of Figueras, calls ” Them Festes of Santa Creu” (Celebrations of Santa Cruz, are celebrated at the beginning of May.

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