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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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A stunning museum

I had always skipped the museum, just taking in the exterior views, but the collection is stunning. Plus, you can access the roof, which affords an even more wonderful view of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I had always skipped the museum, just taking in the exterior views, but the collection is stunning. Plus, you can access the roof, which affords an even more wonderful view of Barcelona than you get from the front steps. Not to be missed is the rotunda and the amazing paintings, along with a show ring transported from a world expo.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The only museum of the 6 free ones of the Artticket that I found really pleasant to visit. Large, great diversity, nice rooms, and not so crowded, and taking pictures is allowed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Spectacular Museum. The Modern section is arranged by photo themes across the ages-- amazing way of looking at the evolution of art.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

From the top you can see the part of the city. Its a long walk but worth it. This museum is closed on monday so does all of the museum in barcelona.

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Huge and well signposted, the collections here cover all Catalonia's art history from the earliest times. There also several private collections donated or visiting. Plenty of space around for strolling and other museums within easy walking. One of the prime stops o the Tourist Bus circuits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Stumble on here by chance after seeing it from fountains below. Wish we had booked a meal in the restaurant. Once again watch out for the thieves, they walk about with aplomb and can only be fined e400 so its worth their while we had a number of attempts by blocking us in just shout and draw attention to them

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Every time we visit Barcelona we go to MNAC to see the Romanesque Frescoes from Taull and the surrounding area - we would not miss the experience for anything. This year we discovered a rooftop walk-way that offers a 360 degree view of Barcelona and can thoroughly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Close to our hotel. Amazing views and the Magic Fountain (Thursdays to Sundays) was great to watch. Didn't go into the museum but soaked up the views instead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A taxi ride took us to the bottom of the elevators and the slow ascent increased our expectation of what we had been told was a marvellous building and wonderful view. We were not disappointed. The 3 distinct collections were excellent and very easy to walk around. The inside of the building was beautiful and full of surprises like the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A very interesting exhibit was there during my visit- and there is a lot to see in the whole of the museum. There are nice tables and chairs outside to stop, have a snack and glass of calvo that I recommend. The restaurant is not open all day and the café inside is clearly a...café.

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Address: Address: Palau Nacional. Parc de Montjuic | Palau Nacional, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 34 93 622 03 76
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Montjuic
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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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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