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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
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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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The view and structure of the fountains was breathtaking. Magnificent views and well worth the trip to see and going right to the top.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The view and structure of the fountains was breathtaking. Magnificent views and well worth the trip to see and going right to the top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Worth the visit just for the city views. Galleries were easy to go through and informational. Gives a good sense of spanish art and artists.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

There are escalators to help you reach the museum at the top of the hill and the views over Placa Espanya are pretty fantastic. We visited on a Sunday during its free period. Walking in was bliss after the intense heat outside. However, unless you’re interested in Catalan Art this museum may not keep you entertained for very long. Some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Absolute must see for admirers of romanesque art. They have preserved inside the building gorgeous frescoes from the early middle ages that originally were in the romanic churches in the Pyrenes. Also, excellent collection of paintings.

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Barcelona, Spain
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

beautiful building and great atmosphere near plaza espanyol. The artwork was undoubtedly impressive, and the audio guide offered some really interesting insights and was worth the extra few euros, although not all sections of the collection has audio which was a shame. The collection is vast with a lot of the works seemingly coming from churches or depicting religious themes,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

friends and I were riding the Hop on Hop Off bus in Barcelona and this is one of the stops, beautiful views of the city, turns out it was past 3pm and entrance was free, and it was a HOT day so walking around in the coolness of the place was an added bonus, lovely collection of religious art, loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We walked up to this very impressive and imposing museum from the main playa on a roasting hot day. Up the escalators and stairs to the outdoor café area in desperate need of a cold drink. Incredibly the caravan stall did not serve cold drinks with ice! In over 100 degree heat this was astounding! The view from the outside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you can walk up the stairs without panting, you are in good shape. The waterfall outside is pretty spectacular. Once inside, you will be rewarded with a surprise akin to the British Museum in London. This building was built for an international fair and in the middle of it, there is what looks like a Roman colosseum. The architecture,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We did not go inside and just happened upon this building. We were at the Olympic Museum and wanted to go back a different way and wound up at these magnificent stairs and water feature that are so big and grand, there aren't words to describe. It was a pleasant surprise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We did not go into the museum but it's exterior is stunning architecturally. It is located on Montjuic. So when you are visiting the Olympic site be sure not to miss this building.

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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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