THE MUSEUM OF MINIATURES IN ORDINO

THE MUSEUM OF MINIATURES IN ORDINO

Ordino ( Ordino )

Ordino ( Ordino )


Crucifixes and Russian Dolls that can't be fully appreciated without a magnifying glass and microscope: The items exhibited in the The Museum of Miniatures in Ordino will surely surprise you.

The Museo de la Miniatura, in Andorra (Museum of Miniatures), is an invaluable attraction for those who love art, particularly for people who admire great care for detail. This museum, located in Ordino, exhibits a broad variety of works by Ukranian artist Nicolai Siadristy, considered as one of the best miniature artists in the world. It's in the Maragda building, on Carrer Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer.

What can you see at the Museum of Miniatures in Ordino?

The Museum of Miniatures exhibits a vast collection of micro-miniatures made of fine materials such as gold and platinum, as well as common materials like paper, fruit seeds or grains of rice, all of them hand-made by Nicolai Siadristy. There are a great number of Russian Dolls: the smallest of them are a true wonder of miniature craftsmanship. The collection also includes crucifixes, religious art and a vast array of other works. To fully appreciate the quality of these items, in certain cases visitors may (and should) use a microscope.

Even though the Museum of Miniatures is small, as are the items on display, it has managed to fit in a small audiovisual area that projects images of the life and works of Nicolai Siadristy to help visitors understand how difficult his art is to make.