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Museo Microgigante

Guadalest, Spain

You'll need a microscope to see some of the minuscule masterpieces in this modest museum. 


A variety of small museums line the streets of Guadalest, Spain, but Museo Microgigante takes tiny to a whole other level.  

Manuel Ussà is a sculptor and miniatures artist. His work is not just little, but almost microscopic in some cases—many pieces are barely visible to the naked eye. The tiny works are highly detailed, and some are provocative. They range from a self-portrait on a grain of sand to an ant playing the violin to two fleas dressed as soccer players. There are homages to other artists, including a recreation of Franciso Goya’s La maja desnuda painted onto the wing of a fly.

The museum itself is also quite small, taking up just a couple of rooms. Ussà’s large sculptures stand in contrast to the tiny works, making for a unique and juxtaposed space.

Know Before You Go

You'll need about 15-20 minutes to visit the museum, but there is the option to buy combo ticket for the second museum, Microminiature Museum, next to the Castle, with another 30-plus miniatures built to amaze. It costs 5€ for a ticket to Museo Microgigant and 8€ for a combo ticket.

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