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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 - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Spectacular! Must see!

This isn't a sight we planned to visit however it was a stop on the 'hop on hop off' tour bus and we are very happy we got off. The fountains and waterfalls are amazing and the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This isn't a sight we planned to visit however it was a stop on the 'hop on hop off' tour bus and we are very happy we got off. The fountains and waterfalls are amazing and the building is grand. An absolute must see and guaranteed to get some great pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

impressive structure with a great view of Barcelona. There are a lot of photo ops outside - this is also well situated to other art attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful museum architecturally. We visited from the outside as we didn't have time to enter. It is a magnificent structure and is accessible escalators to the top. there is a small cafe below to sit in the shade and marvel at the site

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only for the view from the top of the mountain over the city, you would want to go there. The museum itself is very big with some very interesting collections. At my time of visit it was very calm so you could easily enjoy all the artworks. It has collections from all styles and times so it has something to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The walk- with escalator help!-up to this majestic building is merely a preamble to what awaits inside. Magnificent Romanesque frescoes and altarpieces rescued from isolated Pyrenean churches during the early 1900's before they were stolen and spirited out of Catalunya. Many are displayed in recreations of the apses they originally adorned. It is a nearly spiritual journey just standing in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

great views nice art really big not that crowded go to Olympic stadium after that well worth half day spent

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This beautiful museum will take your breath away just by its magnificent architecture and grand halls. The exhibitions are good, but the real gem is the roof terrace. It has the most stunning view of Placa Espanya and the city. And being able to sit there with a glass of cold wine absolutely made the day for us!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

MNAC building is a gem by itself, standing on the foot of the Montjuic. Enjoy a long walk around and then pay a visit to the permanent collections of the museum. If you have time check also the temporary exhibitions. We visited the museum by paying the admission fee but it is free on Sundays after some point of time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a nice walk up the many stairs to Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya and the museum itself was worth the climb and the entrance fee. Especially the modern art section with Picasso and other great artists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good gallery, a good selection of work from different eras and great to have a drink on the roof terrace afterwards.

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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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