Since 1982, the former Hotel París in Figueres has been the site of the Catalan Toy Museum, where you can take a trip through the history and scientific and technological advances of toys, starting with the ones that our grandparents played with up to the present day. At the Museu del Joguet de Catalunya there are over 4,000 items on show including zoetropes, cardboard animals and horses, spinning tops, trains, dolls and puppets, skates, robots and steam machines. And most of them are accompanied by contemporary photos, showing how children of the time played with each toy. One interesting feature is that some of the pieces on display once belonged to such illustrious personalities as Salvador Dalí, Federico García Lorca, Joan Brossa and Joan Miró. In 1999, the museum was awarded the Premi Nacional de Cultura Popular (National Prize for Popular Culture) and in 2007, with the Creu de Sant Jordi (Sant Jordi Cross).