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 CatalunyaParc de Montjuïc, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
Area: Sants / Montjuïc
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: 12 € / 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