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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
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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 3 days ago NEW

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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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Newry, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As not modern art fan i enjoyed the museum. It's really difficult to explain but it's very interesting and moving visit, really well organized gallery and informative because it explains you the philosophy behind his art, his life, his surroundings..

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Venue is excellent, layout good and plenty of space to exhibit Miro's "Art". But do make sure you know what you are going to see before you traipse 700ft up a hill for the privilege. If this is great art, then my grandchildren are destined for greatness. Indeed, I am not sure why I am not a world renowned artist... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fundacio Joan Miro it one of the MUST SEE places in Barcelona if you are a Surrealism and Dada movement fan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very interesting visit especially as I hadn't realized how prolific and diverse Miro had been. The gallery was well thought out, cleverly organised and informative. While not my favourite artist, the display itself and the gallery space was one of the best I've visited.

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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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