A duo of Micro Museums in Guadalest: Sometimes you've just got to see it, to believe it, and that's certainly the case with this duo of odd museums in Guadalest, Spain. Visit the wonderfully weird worlds of the Micro-giant Museum and Micro-miniatures Museum on your visit to this quaint and quirky village.
The fascinating collections of the Micro-giant and Micro-miniatures Museum, are truly a sight to behold, but you'll need a magnifying glass to do that. Amazing works of invisible art, without the aid of magnification, you simply would not be able to see them. Gaze at the pieces through the specially crafted displays, and remark at the impressiveness of their existence and creation.
Admire the Statue of Liberty in the eye of a needle, a patterned elephant in the eyes of a mosquito, and Picasso's Guernica painted on a seed. Learn the facts behind this intriguing art form, then ponder this technique as you study the nudeMaja de Goya painted on the wing of a fly and look at stunning sculpture on the head of a pin. create these microscopic masterpieces, the artist must tightly control breathing, for the very pulse through his body can destroy his meticulous work. The overwhelmingly intricate details on pieces that cannot be seen will take your breath away.
You're sure to have a fantastic time exploring the world of teeny tiny artistry in the Micro-giant and Micro-miniatures Museums of Guadalest. Bring the whole family and be prepared to be equal parts baffled and amazed.
Meeting/pick-up point: Microgiant museum: Calle del Sol, 2. Micro-miniature museum: Calle Iglesia, 5.
Start/opening time: Open daily. In July, from 10am to 7pm. In August, from 10am to 9pm. In winter, from 10am to 6pm.