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Fundacio Joan Miro

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Address: Parc de Montjuic, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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+34 934 43 94 70
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

The Fundació Joan Miró was created by Miró himself, at first principally...

The Fundació Joan Miró was created by Miró himself, at first principally with works from his own private collection, with a desire to set up an internationally recognised centre in Barcelona for Miró scholarship and contemporary art research, and to disseminate the collection. The Fundació opened to the public on 10 June 1975 and has since become a dynamic centre in which Joan Miró's work coexists with cutting-edge contemporary art. With an interdisciplinary approach, the Fundació organises temporary exhibitions of 20th and 21st century artists as well as academic activities and projects in collaboration with other institutions and organisations. Through its exhibition and educational programmes, the Fundació Joan Miró explores lines of research linked to the work of Miró and to contemporary art. The Fundació is located in a building designed by Josep Lluís Sert, making it one of the few museums anywhere in the world in which the complicity between artist and architect underpins the dialogue between the works and the space that houses them. The Fundació offers an overview of the landscapes of Joan Miró's art and life, creating an enriching dialogue with other artists from the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Interesting collection in an amazing setting.

Interesting collection of Miro's work, including his early almost Impressionist works, sculptures and later abstract pieces (in a variety of mediums). The building itself is... read more

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Malvern Link, Worcesterhire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting collection of Miro's work, including his early almost Impressionist works, sculptures and later abstract pieces (in a variety of mediums). The building itself is stunning. Do not miss the roof terrace for some of his more quirky scultures and great views over the park and the city. There is an excellent shop and great courtyard cafe on site as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have always been a fan of Miro but now even more so. Love this museum and highly recommend it for contemporary art.

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am no art buff but this museum was really interesting. It was very informative about the artist Joan Miro, and accessible for wheelchairs. Nice cafe and gift shop as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum has excellent views over the city, you should wander around the roof terrace on the upper floor. Most of the Miro collection here was donated by family members and a few others. It is not a representative collection of his long career and diverse works, rather it focuses on certain themes and periods. That said it is worth... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This a fairly large exhibition, in a large airy building, If you are a fan of Miro, then you will enjoy this place and the journey through his works and inspiration. I am always pretty open minded about art, but I can't say I was inspired or convinced of a wonderful talent - but of course that is a matter... More 

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Visited here after a previous visit to the Picasso Museum & this was everything I expected it to be. Informative about Miro, his development as artist & his paintings & a superb collection of his works. Many were the well known ones you'd expect to see but there were many more to discover for the first time. All hung in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat high up on Montjuic is the Fundacio Joan Miro and if you are a lover of his art then this is the place for you. Ordinarily it would be reached by the Montjuic funicular railway but that was closed for annual manitenance so we got the 55 bus from Placa Catalunya which picks you up outside the Apple store... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The amazing building designed by Mirós friend Sert, the views the art collection...the gift shop, the cafeteria,..i simply love it.

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Most obscure paintings I've seen, weird titles, and such a long time to go around. The chocolate cake in the cafe is not chocolate:(

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing about the Fundación Miró is its unusual location halfway up Montjuic close to the Funicular station which makes for very good views over the city from the Museum Grounds. The collection itself is definitely worth seeing as it provides a good introduction into Miro´s work, however, it is not a must-see as many of his most famous... More 

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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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