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Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Catalan National Art Museum (MNAC) is housed in the magnificent palace overlooking the fountains of Montjuic.


You will found there Catalan works of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance arts from 11th to 18th century. Very interesting museum even though quite long to visit.


The MNAC embraces all the arts (sculpture, painting, objets d'art, drawing, engraving, posters, photography and coinage) and has the task of explaining the general history of Catalan art from the Romanesque period to the mid-twentieth century.


In the case of the Romanesque and Gothic collections, this discourse is characterized by the Catalan provenance of most of the pieces, although, particularly in the Gothic, comparisons are made with art from other provenances.


With regard to the Renaissance and Baroque collections, the works included lead to a more international discourse, with the work of great painters, such as El Greco, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Cranach, Rubens...


The MNAC art collections from the end of the nineteenth century and the early decades of the twentieth century are once again mostly made up of the work of Catalan artists, forming a discourse which explains Modernisme, Noucentisme and the Avant-garde, always taking into account all the arts.

MNAC (Catalan National Art Museum) Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Address : Parc de Montjuïc
Zip code : 08038
City : Barcelona -
Area : Sants / Montjuïc
Email :
Website : MNAC - Catalan National Art Museum 's website
Opening hours : Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 7pm; Sunday & holidays:10am - 2:30pm. ; Mondays closed (except holidays) ; Closed 25th Desember, 1st January and 1st May
Prices : General entrance: 8,50 € / 30% off for retired people, students / Free for children under 16, older than 65 years old
Phone : 00 34 93 622 0360
Metro/Bus : Metro: L1 and L3 Espanya / Bus: 13, 37, 50, 55 and 9, 27, 30, 37, 56,57, 65, 79, 109, 157, 165

Last comment

Annette (France) (24 Nov 2014 - 09:30)
Quel magnifique Musée, très riche au moins dans la partie romane et médiévale (je n'ai pas eu le temps de visiter le reste malheureusement malgré 3 heures passées déjà dans ces deux époques. Il faut y consacrer au moins deux jours d'affilé ou le faire en plusieurs fois !!! Je n'ai jamais vu autant de pièces rassemblées venant d'une seule région en Espagne !!! La beauté des restaurations et la qualité de la conservation sont remarquables. Le travail effectué sur la présentation des fresques romanes est exceptionnel. Très beau : à visiter absolument pour les amateurs.
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  1. till end of may 2014 - sublimo (4 Feb 2014 - 09:00)

    You should see the exhibition about Joan Colom a great catalan photographer.. We loved to see it at Mnac.. it's till the end of may. Enjoy

  2. Barcelona - Paige (27 Mar 2011 - 10:45)

    What an awesome place to visit!

  3. MNAC - D G Fusco (5 May 2007 - 00:00)

    thank you for the link to MNAC's website, this superb european treasure house is well represented by the generous web site. The spiritual experience of the Romanesque collection, and the stunning theatricality of it's presentation by Aulente, make this the perfect counerpoint to Barcelona's contemporary vibrancy. (and the view from the front door takes in the whole city!)

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