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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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This was an amazing museum to visit, the grounds were breathtaking and the exhibits themselves were very interesting. Getting free entry because I am a student was also a bonus... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Nathan L
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was an amazing museum to visit, the grounds were breathtaking and the exhibits themselves were very interesting. Getting free entry because I am a student was also a bonus. Would recommend visiting.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My daughter and I loved it!! The most amazing art and sculptures I have seen. Definitely worth the view over Barcelona alone! You have to go!

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Thank ElaineHare
Zwalm, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Impressive building, nice Architecture and then you get it to find out that almost nothing explained in any other language ... Disappointing ...

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Thank yvesvd
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't go into the museum but Trekked up the stairs to the top and the view over Barcelona is incredible! You can grab an ice cream at the top and just take in the sights- it really is beautiful! You can walk behind it and look at the old Olympic sight too which was pretty. The building itself is... More 

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Thank Maisie D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting the Romanesque art here was one of the highlights of my trip to Barcelona. I left the teenagers at home and went alone. Extraordinary frescoes are preserved here from many churches across Catalonia. The Gothic art exhibition was also good, but was far more generic, and did not have the extraordinary local style of the older work. Look out... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great location for an event, our event was on a Monday when it is normally closed. Great location and views.

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Thank Anthony C
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The caliber of its displays, going from the present back before Medieval times, is very high. Its contemporary sections are better than much (not all) of Reina Sofia in Madrid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely museum located on Montjuic Hill with a beautiful frontage - this encompasses a wonderful water cascade and the famous Magic Fountain of Montjuic. In addition, the front steps offer a fantastic view of Barcelona and the surrounding hills. The entrance fee is reasonable, especially as it offers access for two full days to the museum. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting art, especially wonderful the many "pieces" of Romanesque churches that have been transferred from crumbling old churces in the mountains of Catalunya to this museums. Can access for free on certain days/times (don't remember which ones!). Information provided could be much better, both in terms of explanations next to the artwork and in terms of audioguide.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Honestly, this was just so dull. There were endless portraits, mosaics, statues and artefacts of Jesus and Mary etc, arranged by the time period they were made. If this is your thing, then you'll love it as there are many, many examples, over and over again. So many that we were sure that we had got lost and were looking... 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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