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Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

From 11,40 €

One museum, 1,000 years of art


The museum MNAC is housed in the Palau Nacional, a landmark building dating from the 1929 International Exhibition of Barcelona. It is located on Montjuïc Hill, a privileged setting which boasts unique, magnificent views of Barcelona.


The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya takes visitors on an uninterrupted journey through a thousand years of Catalan art from the 10th to the 20th centuries. The museum houses the world’s finest collection of Romanesque frescoes and works by the leading exponents of the Catalan art nouveau movement, modernisme, including Gaudí and Casas. The new Renaissance and baroque displays opened in January and feature works by the leading European painters of the time, including Titian, Velázquez and El Greco.

A visit to the rooftop viewing point, with its panoramic views of the city, is the perfect way to round off your visit.

The museum’s cultural offer is complemented by a wide variety of temporary exhibitions:

William Morris and the Arts & Crafts movement in Great Britain: 22/02- 20/05
The Arts and Crafts movement, linked to design and decorative arts, originated in Great Britain around 1880 and developed until the First World War. Its leading ideologist was the artist and writer William Morris (1834-1896). It was a movement born of ideals and a concern for the effects of industrialisation on design, knowledge and everyday life. It advocated a reactivation of traditional arts and crafts, a return to a simpler way of life and an improvement in the design of ordinary domestic objects. The exhibition will be the first about Morris and the Arts & Crafts movement to be held in Spain.

Forthcoming exhibitions:
  • Gala Salvador Dalí. A Room of One’s Own in Púbol- 6th July to 14th October 2018
  • Art at the Gates of 1968. Pop and New Artistic Practices in Catalonia - November 2018 to March 2019
What does your booking include?:
  • General admission: access to the permanent collections, temporary exhibitions and the Mirador terraces with panoramic views of Barcelona.
  • Combined admission: access throughout the museum, to temporary exhibitions, the Mirador terraces with panoramic views of Barcelona, and a tablet with a multimedia audioguide in English, Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian, Russian and Chinese.

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