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  The Museu has one of the world’s best guitar collections, and therefore this area is entirely dedicated to this instrument. See the work of guitar makers and listen to music composed for these instruments. Learn who used these guitars and where they were played. Well, actually on show is only one half of the collection: there are more than 40 guitars in the exhibition but around 100 guitars in total! In this collection you cannot miss ‘The Lion Guitar’ (one of the oldest of all) or the famous guitars by Antonio de Torres (the best guitar maker in history). Follow in the footsteps of the many 'guitar heroes' throughout history, from the mid 17th century to the beginning of the 21st century. Also, there are some unusual guitars that will be very amusing to see... In this magnificent collection, some of the instruments have been restored. So we can listen to them being played Watch Xavier Díaz-Latorre playing Asturias by Isaac Albéniz on this Antonio de Torres guitar, one of the most important guitars of the collection.  