The museum’s most important piece is the 45,000-year-old Banyoles Neanderthal jawbone.
The Pia Almonia is a Gothic palace which originally housed a charity institution devoted to distributing bread and clothes to the town’s poor families.
The building has three floors, made up of the former Pia Almoina and Can Fornells. It is entered through a semicircular arch with large keystones and the commemorative description next to the door is from the 17th century.
Today it encompasses Banyoles Regional Archaeological Museum and that of the Pla de l’Estany.