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Fundacio Joan Miro

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Address: Parc de Montjuic, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34934439470
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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A Must Visit for Art Lovers

I have always been a fan of Joan Miro, but this museum definitely solidified my respect & admiration for his work. The location is a lovely, quiet place a little outside of the... read more

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Lugoff, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have always been a fan of Joan Miro, but this museum definitely solidified my respect & admiration for his work. The location is a lovely, quiet place a little outside of the hustle & bustle of the city. We stayed for a few hours and had a snack at the museum snack bar. Definitely worth seeing while in Barcelona!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This rivals the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam as the best museums devoted to a single artist that I have visited. What an interesting man, what beautiful work, and a perfect place to display it -- with the best audioguide that I've encountered. too. Go early and line-ups are minimal, even in high season. Don't miss it -- it will... More 

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Encamp, Andorra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This fundació is an outstanding devotion to the memory of he who many think was Catalonia's greatest 20th-century artist. The exhibits of paintings are well laid out according to criteria of ownership (many are leant by private collectors) and chronology dating from his early efforts as a youth in Mont-roig del Camp through to his last works. Also on display... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Fundacio de Miro is a museum of sorts, but is more a privately funded and curated collection of his work from across his artistic career. I came to appreciate his desire to break fee of realism and to be inspired by Japanese style and symbolism. Also having seen some of his work juzdaposed to Picasson and other of his... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very striking building with views over Barcelona. The funicular from Paral-lel metro station is kinda cool to ride. The contents are variable: the Calder fountain, with free running mercury (!) is seriously extraordinary, the Miro ranges from very beautiful to downright singular. The notes by each art work are hilarious - full of 'Art speak' aka meaningless nonsense (eg,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful if you're a fan of Joan Miro, which I am. We sent on MOnday and it was closed. The last time I was in Barcelona all the sites closed on Tuesday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum, located in the Montjuic area, houses a large collection of Joan MIró’s paintings, sculptures, ceramics and textiles. Although there are a small number of pieces by other artists, the number of works on display by Miró is huge. Fundació Joan Miró is a must for anyone visiting Barcelona who is fan of Miró or Surrealism in general. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am partial to smaller museums and this one was just right with a comprehensive collection of Miro art and an interesting building designed to hold the collection. Even our two teens begrudgingly enjoyed it. There is a nice little cafe with sandwiches, pastries, and drinks (and free wifi) where you can sit for as long as you'd like. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You see plenty of knock off art works...... Wannabe painters who think it's easy to do this sort of thing. It isn't of course .... But Miro made it seem so light and carefree that the designs can easily be underrated. Japanese art has a great effect on me so it's no surprise that I am drawn to Miro's painting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at the museum by funicular railway which was fun and saved an uphill walk. The museum is and interesting building and well laid out. The collection of Miro art is impressive and covers all the various periods and influences on his life. Allow a couple of hours. The cafe has an outside terrace which is lovely, an ideal place... 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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