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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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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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Very nice Museum

Liked the Clear thematic structure. Exceptional exhibits, especially on romanesque fresco paintings. No lines, no crowds

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Liked the Clear thematic structure. Exceptional exhibits, especially on romanesque fresco paintings. No lines, no crowds

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This was built in 1929 but you would think more like the early 1800's. Beautiful building. But I have to say the exhibit was average at best compared to the world class art galleries I have visited. Watched the "magic fountain" later that evening which was delightful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Take the audio guide to listen to the stories of ancient Medieval art in Spain. The entire visit is worthwhile. The views form the top are breathtaking as is the walk around the outside of this fabulous art gallery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Wonderful building. Dominates the entire local area. Parks are landscaped and escalators on each level as its so high. So easy for the physically impaired. We went on the Monday and the museum was shut, But enjoyed the views. Water falls were also not functioning so will visit again once the park is fully functioning and the museum is open.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The modern art section is great. There is a nice, slightly snobby restaurant, on second floor with superb views over Placa Espanya. The walk up and down is easy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We did not go into the Museum....after Madrid museums we wanted to be outdoors....perhaps on a second visit to Barcelona. The view from the Museum front terrace to the Plaza d'Espanya and the Barcelona views are worth the trip up Montjuic. The fountains and steps cascading down to the 1929 Fairgrounds and the Magic Fountain are beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

One of the best locations just to walk to especially at night during the week-end, offers a varied selection of permanent and temporary collections. And the views to Plaza Espanya is stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A must when you're in Barcelona, lots of really nice and interesting works. Although I would recommend to take an audio guide/guided tour since a lot of info given on spot is only in Spanish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It was worth the entire trip just to see this magnificent collection. It is absolutely astounding how they've preserved so many pieces of the Catalune churches. If you see nothing else in the museum, go see the medieval churches exhibit (on the left side of the entrance). Wow and wow.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Actually I do not like arts and museum. Because of this I did not like this place. The view from out side it is really nice and magic.

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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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