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Verdú

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Verdú is a village in the comarca of Urgell, in the province of Lleida, Catalonia.

The Museu de Joguets i Autòmats - Museum of Toys and Automata is in Verdú, it sets forth a collection of more than a thousand objects and is placed in a building with one architecture impressive and spectacular, fact that converts it into one of the more distinguished museums at world-wide level in its subject matter. Of the collection of Manel Mayoral was born in year 2004. An ancestral house at the number 23 of the Square Major is, the building that accommodates it, in the center of the social life of the village. It is distributed in three floors with an surface of more than 2000 square meters. The collection is formed by attractions of fair, bicycles, football tables, tin toys, cars of pedal, posters, scooters, games, automatas... The exhibition is offered to the visitor like a fascinating journey through the remembrances, the illusions and the experiences of the collector. The memory is, then, the subtle thread of this set of objects, and is it also from the museum. From its inauguration, the Museum has become a social, cultural and touristic phenomenon on Catalonia and in the Route of the Cister, for the great number of visitors that it receives annually and for the transcendence of the activities carried out.



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