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The Museum of the Volcanoes, Olot

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  • You could make much more from this museum. It should be at least the shown video of good quality. Unfortunately a disappointment
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  • Small museum i very practical about the history of volcanoes and its foundation. Entry 3 euros, there are promotions of free tickets for students, carnet Jove... The Museum is surrounded by green gardens and everything nice. Visit recommended if you like geology and volcanoes. At the end of the visit on the side top of the building there is a room for temporary exhibitions, there is now one about wolves!
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  • The Museu dels Volcans is located in the Torre dels Castanys, a former Manor House located in the Parc Nou, close to the Centre of Olot. Why is perhaps of the museums most acquaintances of the city a bit disappointed since we had always imagined that it was largest and most interactive, on the other hand, in the city there are other museums are not so popular and offer an exhibition of broader, such as the Museu de la Garrotxa and Can Trincheria, although they are very different museographic discourse. The Museu dels Volcans is a basic, functional, small but very didactic Museum. I suppose that if visitors are school they have to make several groups since the exhibition area is rather small. Museum discourse is structured in three parts. The first part is introducer and is adiente to have knowledge about the geological nature of the planet Earth and the causes of volcanoes and earthquakes. There are seismographs, panels and models very understandable, since our 4-year-old son made us a good overview of the subject only with our explanations and the visual aid of panels and small models. The second part is a short audiovisual instrutivo that lasts about 10 minutes. The third part focuses on the volcanism of the Garrotxa with a magnificent scale model in which are located all the volcanoes and other panels and appliances that have to do directly or indirectly with the relationship of the volcanoes, the scenic surroundings and the modus vivendi dels garrotxins. In the same building, leaving out, there is a bar (I don't know if also restaurant) and external toilets. All in all an interesting content but that it could be more spectacular. Today is a very good Museum for school children and make an educational visit family but could have potential to attract more visitors if we take into account the high geological value of la Garrotxa. In Asturias, Colunga, you have a spectacular Jurassic Museum, in Olot may do the same creating a large museu dels volcans that was a benchmark in its category.
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