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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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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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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so much to experience, so little time

This museum is in a beautiful location, with a view to behold. The staff are very helpful, the rooms of art are very large, well lite and very clean. The staff is very helpful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Lewiston, Idaho
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

What I did get to see is a grand building, In-fact, I use the picture I took of it for my Facebook cover photo. We had planned to tour this museum on International Museum Day, when their website said it was free access. However, when we arrived, after making our way down from Montjuic Castle, it was closed. At least... More 

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Lewiston, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This museum is in a beautiful location, with a view to behold. The staff are very helpful, the rooms of art are very large, well lite and very clean. The staff is very helpful, and interested that you have a great experience. The hours are great, but there is never enough time to see all there is to experience. The... More 

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calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Well located overlooking Plaza Espana....a number of rooms devoted to Gaudi - worth going to. Also showcases a number of rooms which contain Pre-Renaissnace murals salvaged from mountain villages...

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San Francisco, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I didn't go inside the museum, the museum is known for its fountains and if you go you should go at twlight and wait till dark when all get's lit up...it's quite the view.

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Montrose, New York
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful outside and in, a wonderful collection and seniors get in free. The grounds are amazing and the area is worth a walk. Escalators for the elderly or infirm.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Get out of the bus / taxi whatever at Plaça d'Espanya - then look up from this circle to the top of the hill. A nice gentle walk through the twin Venetian Towers and up to the fountains and then finally all the way up to the museum. We never went in built the view of and from the museum... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

If you don't have the time to visit the displays, take the time to move up the multiple landing areas and see how the view changes. I did this on a bright sunny day and it was well work the effort. No fee to enjoy the views. Museum has a fee to enter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Many museums and galleries induce sensory overload by saturating the display space. Not here. This is a stunning collection but each piece has its own space and dignity. And its location overlooking Barcelona is imposing. A definite must see on a visit to this great city.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We have been to this museum a number of times as there is always something new to see. The location, high on the hill overlooking the city is worth the trip alone. There are always musicians playing on the steps and even before you enter the museum, the atmosphere of Spanish elegance has been set. The exhibits are well set... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The setting of MNAC is magnificent, high above the city looking down the grand avenue towards the Placa Espana. In the Romanti galleries are unique murals taken with impressive technology from ancient churches near the Pyranees.

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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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