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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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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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We had a very enjoyable visit to the museum. It has a very good collection of major artists. The building is beautiful. The rooftop terrace was very nice with good views of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
ValGary2014
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Greenville, South Carolina

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Greenville, South Carolina
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a very enjoyable visit to the museum. It has a very good collection of major artists. The building is beautiful. The rooftop terrace was very nice with good views of Barcelona and overlooking the 1929 Olympic stadium.

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New York
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Set high on a hill, with majestic views, this museum houses what might be the best collection of Christian art anywhere, with frescos and other items dating from the 1300's - 1500's. Even if you're not Christian or religious in any way, it's impossible not to be impressed by the craftsmanship & materials in these gorgeous ancient works. There are... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you really love art and understand at least the basic, do not hesitate to visit it! It has a little bit of every art age so everyone can find something they like. A beautiful explanation of Catalan history. Wouldn't recommend it to people who can't appreciate art, it could be boring for them.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here while waiting on the magic fountain and it was truly a site to see at night!! This wasn't originally on our itinerary but so glad I was able to capture this pic!!

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not to be missed. A beautiful building with a fascinating collection.I would really recommend the Modern Collection. And a good shop and restaurant.

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Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Huge collection with some really nice pieces but wandering through the museum I got the impression that it could use some uplift in appearance. Worth a visit though.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

magnificient building, especially when the sun is setting itself below the horizon. There are no barriers as moving stairs are also on the street, which is great. view fromt he building terraces is spectacular.

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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent couple of hours and were just barely able to cover romensque frescoes and gothic art - very well preserved from medieval periods. The collection is really worth the visit! Fortunately, we had a guide who was able to provide more insights and context. The building itself is impressive. We took the elevator to go to the top of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a walk in the evening. I thought it was magical. And the architecture is quite impressive. I was very impressed with the green areas in front of the museum. And i really enjoyed the view of Barcelona from up there :)

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San Isidro, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum hosts an astonishing collection of Romanic frescoes brought from old catalonian medieval churches and restored here. Probably one of the best collections of medieval art in Spain. The building in itself is an architectural masterpiece. A pity that we went in a rainy day. Cheap entrance ticket as far as prices go in Barcelona.

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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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