Darder Museum

Address:Placeta dels Estudis, 2. 17820 Banyoles
Price: 3.00 €

Darder Museum was created by the Catalan natural scientist Francesc Darder, in 1916, with the aim of showing the large collection of natural history that he had been collecting throughout his long career. By date of creation it is one of the oldest museums in the province of Girona. From 2007 was reopened to the public completely renovated and incorporating also a section devoted to show the Banyoles lake phenomenon, very important in this zone. The museum no longer shows the famous african black warrior bushman, San, but continues to exhibit natural oddities like a mummy found in Peru. Visit highly recommended for children.

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Centre de Banyoles

Momia peruana en el Museo Darder, Banyoles

Darder Museum, Banyoles, Costa Brava

Musée Darder d'Histoire Naturelle

El "negre" de Banyoles, al 1991

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