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Welcome to History Museum.

The History Museum of Sant Feliu de Guíxols provides a different way of finding out about history, discovering original historical sites and immersing yourself in the past through the different trades and skills and old ways of life.

What's to see?

Permanent exhibitions

The monastery of Sant Feliu. The Benedictine monastery that holds the main site of the Museum is an essential visit in itself. Dating back to the middle of the 10th century, it's built on the remains of a Roman villa and combines three different architectural styles: Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque, with clear examples of each style, such as the Porta Ferrada (Iron Gate) from the Romanesque period, the three gothic abysses with pointed arches and decorated keystones, and the arch of Sant Benet, which gives way to the large baroque building.

Archaeological treasures. Archaeological sites of the widest chronological range, from Palaeolithic to medieval times.

The monastery and the town. This exhibition explains how the fortified monastery of Guíxols, the centre of culture but also of feudal control, gave rise to the town of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, which grew up under its protection and that, when it finally achieved its own political organisation, attempted to get rid of the monastery's feudal ambitions.

The rural doctor. Health in the past. This area, dedicated to rural doctors, warrants particular mention. An exhibition of medical objects and instruments that takes visitors back to the state and conditions of health of yesteryear. We discover how, at that time, doctors were multi-specialists and made use of their knowledge to overcome the lack of resources and how strong ties were created between doctors and their patients in a situation of many isolated towns.

Complementary exhibition. Sea rescue section

Can you image what a sea rescue station was like towards the end of the 19th century?
Visiting this section of the Museum will give you a very good idea as you can see the rescue boat and other objects of the time in their original setting. Together with audiovisual elements, it's easy to become engrossed by this fascinating world. 

Practical information


Main site. Benedictine monastery of Sant Feliu de Guíxols

Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 am to 1.00 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm. Sundays and public holidays from 10 am to 1 pm. Times can be arranged for groups.

Sea rescue section 

Summer timetable (June-September). Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm.

Winter timetable (October-May).
Times can be arranged for groups.

Ask us about booking guided tours.
Please consult us for special experiences for schools. We offer bespoke activities and workshops.


Main site: Free entrance
Sea rescue: 2 euros

Information and booking

You can find us at: plaça del Monestir, s/n. 17220 Sant Feliu de Guíxols
Telephone: + 00 34 972 82 01 67, + 00 34 972 82 15 75  
Fax: + 00 34 972 82 15 74


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