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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
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 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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Full-Day Barcelona City Tour Including Montjuic Park
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Great View at the Top

Once you reach the top, the view is amazing. You can see a panoramic view of Barcelona below. Even if you don't go inside the museum, it's still worth the walk up to the top.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Wheeling, West Virginia
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Wheeling, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Once you reach the top, the view is amazing. You can see a panoramic view of Barcelona below. Even if you don't go inside the museum, it's still worth the walk up to the top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The modern art, from mid 1800s to present, features only Catalunian artists. It is arranged by era\art style. It is an impressive collection thst includes modernists furniture and related art work, impressionism, portraiture, self portraits. The quality is right up there to match any major musem. We spent 1 1\2 hours there. Art work notes are in English. The exhibit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Looking up we found the National Museum of Art. High upon the hill with fantastic gardens surrounding it and the most wonderful far reaching views over Barcelona city and the Place d’Espagne. The gorgeous building has so many wonderful features tucked inside, before you even get to the artwork. Although religious artifacts aren’t my thing, although there were some fabulous... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved this building! As I left, I kept turning back to get another glimpse - it's absolutely magnificent with the waterfalls. Inside there are several art collections, including some by Picasso. A tip is to go on Saturdays after 3pm when it's free, and stay around until 7pm when the Magic Fountain puts on a colourful display.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Most of the exhibits are the same and not very interesting. No English on descriptions and wifi doesn't work to download app.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Palau Nacional is a fabulous building and even if you don't visit the museum it is worth walking up and enjoying the views from the terraces and the building itself. You can pay a much reduced admission to just visit the building. Admission is free on the first Sunday of every month and on Saturdays after 3pm. Most of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A place where you can stop your breath. Escalators will take you up to the top, where breathtaking views of the whole of Barcelona. Barcelona palm of your hand.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The building (National Palau) itself is really magnificent and huge, it is the legacy of a world expo and the Sala Oval is really spectacular. Exhibits in different galleriesl are, in general, diverse, pretty nice and well curated. Nice cafe and clear descriptions. Another plus is you can enjoy awesome view of Plaza Espanya and Magic Fountain, especially during sunset.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This truly is heaven for art lovers! Although the romanic and gothic collections are my favorites, the museum also has a good collection of modernist art. The real highlights are the romanic chapels that have been transposed to the museum, as well as the views from the roof.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museu d'Història de Catalunya layout is structured chronologically, in eight areas, set out on four floors, and includes authentic recreations of historical settings, as well as everyday items such as food and clothing with exhibits spanning from the Lower Paleolithic era right up to today. It is very nicely presented, in a non-boring way and the many models make... More 

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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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