Photo of Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) in Barcelona, Ba, ES
Photo of Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) in Barcelona, Ba, ES
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Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)

Art Museum

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)44.5
gothic art • magic fountain • beautiful museum • great art

Parc De Montjuïc
S/n, Barcelona 08038, ES
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  • Photo of Jennifer Smith
    a year ago
    There is a terrace to watch sunset here
  • Photo of MyTwinPlace Team
    2 years ago
    You can see the best collection of Romanesque mural painting in the world and the most representative artists of Catalan Modernism, such as Gaudí or Casas. Gothic art, great European Renaissance, and so on.
  • Photo of Virginia Steevens
    Check the fountain show at night, with music, very nice!!!!
  • Photo of Eefje Sterke
    2 years ago
    In ieder geval van buiten
  • Photo of World1day
    4 months ago
    The grounds on on a hilltop where you can see much of Barcelona. You can spend hours inside seeing the relics and frescos saved from the various churches throughout Catalunya.
  • Photo of jstrahan03
    4 months ago
    I was only able to spend a few moments here. It is a large museum with wings of art , from old to new. It is fun and easy to transition .
  • Photo of Graham-Ellid
    4 months ago
    We visited her on the day of the independence referendum in the poiuring rain and found that it was free entry so a bonus. Be careful of the cloakroom though they couldn't find our coats even though they took our tickets off us and then said that it was because they were busy that it took them time to find them.
  • Photo of Steve C
    4 months ago
    This Gallery is superb. The building itself is lovely, and the exhibits are excellent. It is on a hill, but buses do run to the top of the hill by the Gallery. If you are on foot, there are escalators (outside ones!) which will get you up to it, and back down from it. Entry is free on Sundays after 3 pm - we had been told it was free 3 - 8 pm, but it closed at 6 pm when we were there. However, it was so good, we went back the next day and paid - 12€ each - BUT you can go in twice within a month - so you can get in on two separate days. And there is so much to see you would probably want to. You can also get right up onto the roof (free) and the views are great. A lift (from etc from part of the building over to the left of where you enter) takes you most of the way up, but there are quite a few stairs to get to the roof. However, once you have walked round the roof (a few hundred yards I would say, a mostly flat roof but with a few steps at one point) to the rear of the building there is a lift which takes you all the way back down. There is a cafe outside on the terrace, and on the first floor, and a restaurant too, as well as a more expensive restaurant on the top floor. Your bags will be checked on the way in with an airport-style scanner, and you have to leave backpacks and similar nags in the lockers provided. These are free, but you need a 1€ coin to operate the lock - you get it back when you open the locker again. You could easily combine a visit here with staying on for the Magic Fountain display (9 pm start) which takes place just down the slope from the Gallery. I would say that a visit to this MNAC Gallery is a must for anyone visiting Barcelona.
  • Photo of isabellekenagy19
    4 months ago
    My family and I accidentally ended up here while strolling through the city. We had never heard of this museum and had no clue what it was. When we entered, we were greeted by grand and beautiful architecture.There was almost no one inside the entire museum. We saw a comprehensive collection of beautiful artwork that included some famous works. We saw Picasso, Miro, Dali, El Greco, and more. After looking through the different periods of artwork, we went up to the top of the building and had drinks overlooking Barcelona. The view is great, and they have a bartender and comfortable seating. I am very glad we bumped into this museum.
  • Photo of Michael U
    4 months ago
    One of the six Museums included on ARTICKETBCN the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) easily outperforms the rest of the city’s museums both in terms of location and grandeur, everyone from Gaudi and Miro to Picasso and Dali represented along with several classical and art-deco pieces. Not full of “masterpieces” like Le Louvre but nonetheless a large collection those visiting later in the evening on weekends should also consider sticking around on the steps out front for a party including fireworks shot off over Barcelona at sundown.
  • Photo of Roger1278
    4 months ago
    This is our 2nd visit to this amazing Museum. Situated a little out of the old town area the location & building are sensational. The view from the front steps is worth the visit alone. However for us it is the Romanesque gallery with the wonderful frescoes that makes a visit so special. It is simply stunning to view how these frescoes were removed & protected & now replaced into replica chapels. There is a lot to see here & the audio guides in the form of I pads offer suggested trip routes along with voice descriptions. These clearly are the way of the future & very innovative. The Museum is up there with my other 2 favourite Museums. A lovely restaurant with amazing views is available to break up your visit. A "must do" in Barcelona.
  • Photo of SSMH
    4 months ago
    If you don't want to pay the expensive ticket to visit the museum, you can still visit the Dome for free and see the impressive building, plus take a good look of the building.
  • Photo of Denis H
    4 months ago
    Took funicular from tube and then walked about half a mile to the Gallery ,the building it is in,is Superb and worth a visit on its own,The gallery is well set out and not overcrowded ,There is a very good Restaraunt with Marvellous views overlooking the Avenue to Place De Espanya
  • Photo of Cheryl K
    4 months ago
    This was the first stop on our day tour. Spectacular views from the top. We had a beautiful sunny day and it seemed like you could see forever from here. The inside is being restored but the ceiling is gorgeous. The fountains were so pretty. We enjoyed this stop.
  • Photo of 세린 오
    5 months ago
    We couldn't go in cuz we knew wrong entering time. But We enjoyed outer view of the building and the scenery of the whole town. You can see the beautiful sunset too. In front of museum, there is a magic fountain. For people who don't know the opening time, refer to the photo.
  • Photo of msu_mom
    5 months ago
    Lovely art museum in a beautiful building. Nice view of the city from the terrace. Make sure to go to the roof and walk all the way around to see the views.
  • Photo of Tom K
    5 months ago
    I am not an art lover, but I think if one is, this would be a terrific exhibition. The Palace is a beautiful building to walk through and outside of, offering wonderful views of the City. It is also across the street from the Olympic Stadium so there is much to see in this area. Worth a visit to be sure.
  • Photo of kittychris94
    5 months ago
    All information about the Olympics showing how they transformed the area to host the games, who and when they took part. Even have items worn by some of the athletes.
  • Photo of JoyfulTraveler85
    5 months ago
    The view from the museum is incredible - go inside - the collections are stellar. We went after 3 pm on sat and it was free! Just incredible - great restaurants around as well. La Coqueta is delish and so close!
  • Photo of zcuriouskate
    5 months ago
    I visited the museu for the first time in 2010 and returned this year. You get the best view of the city from terrace in front of the museum while listening to the exquisite classical guitar of Gaby.
  • Photo of KristofUytterhoeven
    when taking the series of stairs or automatic stairs, you'll reach Font Magica, the coloured lighted fountain. at the top is the art museum. here you can see how artistic and creative Catalan history can be.
  • Photo of Arlene L
    5 months ago
    Even though a major part of the museum is closed until the end of this year, the rest of the collection is so huge and of such a high quality that it is well worth the visit. If you love art, you can't afford to miss it.
  • Photo of wasntme58
    5 months ago
    The building is spectacular! The museum is spectacular! The view is breathtaking. Can you tell how much we loved this place. My only suggestion is go right to the top of the mountain and walk down to MNAC, This place is a must do on all levels.
  • Photo of Matt S
    5 months ago
    There is so much good art; I wish we could've stayed longer but we only had an hour. We only saw the modern art collection and the Ismael Smith special exhibition, both of which were very good. We went when it was free admission, which was nice. My advice: go when you have multiple hours to spend, because it's very big and there's a lot of art. There are certain times in the weekend when it is free - go then. Don't bother buying audio guides, they weren't very good. And the fountain night show gets old after around 15 minutes.

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