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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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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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Must see and enjoy top view of Barcelona

First of all we did not know too much about this museum and we are not interested in the Catalunya art or some kind of their history but anyway we are appreciated this very huge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First of all we did not know too much about this museum and we are not interested in the Catalunya art or some kind of their history but anyway we are appreciated this very huge building and great top view, like panorama view and we enjoyed some sandwiches at the front of this building with this great Barcelona top view... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing views . Rooftop entry is €2 well worth it - spectacular photo opportunitys. Lovely little cafe and not far from the Olympic stadium

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the grounds around the MNAC almost as much as the art inside! Great photo ops, be sure to walk the gardens, lots of walking outside, so a nice day is important.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a very enjoyable visit to the museum. It has a very good collection of major artists. The building is beautiful. The rooftop terrace was very nice with good views of Barcelona and overlooking the 1929 Olympic stadium.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Set high on a hill, with majestic views, this museum houses what might be the best collection of Christian art anywhere, with frescos and other items dating from the 1300's - 1500's. Even if you're not Christian or religious in any way, it's impossible not to be impressed by the craftsmanship & materials in these gorgeous ancient works. There are... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you really love art and understand at least the basic, do not hesitate to visit it! It has a little bit of every art age so everyone can find something they like. A beautiful explanation of Catalan history. Wouldn't recommend it to people who can't appreciate art, it could be boring for them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here while waiting on the magic fountain and it was truly a site to see at night!! This wasn't originally on our itinerary but so glad I was able to capture this pic!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not to be missed. A beautiful building with a fascinating collection.I would really recommend the Modern Collection. And a good shop and restaurant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge collection with some really nice pieces but wandering through the museum I got the impression that it could use some uplift in appearance. Worth a visit though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

magnificient building, especially when the sun is setting itself below the horizon. There are no barriers as moving stairs are also on the street, which is great. view fromt he building terraces is spectacular.

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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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