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Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC

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Address: Palau Nacional. Parc de Montjuic | Palau Nacional, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 34 93 622 03 76
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Description: An art museum containing hundreds of pieces from the medieval age to the...
An art museum containing hundreds of pieces from the medieval age to the 19th century.
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Be prepared to climb many stairs on the exterior and then many more in the interior. The exhibits are very good but we also enjoyed the building itself. We found the steps leading... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fabulous domed building, well worth seeing in itself,up flights of steps with curtains of water and flowing fountains. One can sit outside, where there's a cafe, admire the view,listen to a busker playing Spanish guitar and chill (until the coaches full of tourists with their selfie sticks appear. As always get to museums early is my advice). Inside,the museum has,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Be prepared to climb many stairs on the exterior and then many more in the interior. The exhibits are very good but we also enjoyed the building itself. We found the steps leading to the roof and followed the boardwalk around the dome to the rear of the building with views of the garden.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went as a family of four, two children 18 and 14. Let me start with the positives: the walk up to the MNAC is lovely, as are the fountains (where were on but not in "magic" mode when we walked past). As you can see from the pictures, it involves a bit of a hike up some steps, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

What a great place to visit for the perfect photo opportunities. The views are oustanding and the grounds are just beautiful, especially with these cascading falls and fountains. On a warm clear day, this place takes some beating as the perfect place to visit for you holiday snaps and overall view of the City. The inside is also nice, if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went just for the outside but went in by chance to go to the restaurant . The exterior water features are not to be missed! There are escalators up the side enabling access for the elderly, there are lots of steps so they were also welcomed by the young!! Warning- magic fountain does not operate every evening and starts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The magic fountain this museum just completes barcelona. Once in the playa espania area you can walk and see the magic fountain which has a show on at 9pm which is not to be missed. A short walk from there is the Olympic site with stadium And botanical gardens. They can all be visited after each other as its walking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

One of the top places in Barcelona for photos, the museum of art is not only for the art lovers but for the whole public. When I was visiting not a lot of people went inside but the most were actually outside sitting on the steps, listening to some music a guy was playing on his guitar and enjoying themselves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

In the morning you can admire the sheer scale of the building and at night you can snuggle up to the fountain at the bottom of the steps for a music synced water fountain. beware of pick pockets though

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The romanesque section is one of the most amazing sections of any museum anywhere. There's also some remarkable retables and sculptures in the gothic section. Rest of museum is less remarkable but still worth it for the lovely building and the views of barcelona.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to have an amazing view on Barcelona. Reminds me of the Place du Trocadero in Paris where you see Plaza de Espanya instead of the Eiffel Tower. You appreciate it so much that you waste your time outside, whereas everything happens inside. A must-see !

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Montjuic
Beyond the four columns standing guard at the Plaça Espanya, beyond even the extravagant and colorful fountains guiding your way up the boulevard, stands the impressive and towering structure of the Palau Nacional, the national museum. At this very spot in front of the cascades of the central fountain, Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe gave the performance of their lifetimes to welcome the 1992 Olympic Games to this magnificent city. And true to its anticipation, the games transformed the city, reimagining the mountain of Montjuic with the development of an arena, stadium, and many other sporting facilities that are open to visitors year-round. Surrounding the adjacent side of the plaza are well-established hotels catering to business guests and a shopping mall transformed out of a historic bullfighting arena.
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