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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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Huge and beautyful

It's a really huge museam and it needs at least 3 hours to explore it in a hurry. the whole area is amazing and should be walked around. I surelly recomend to visit the roof and... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a really huge museam and it needs at least 3 hours to explore it in a hurry. the whole area is amazing and should be walked around. I surelly recomend to visit the roof and enjoy the view. It has so many exhibits from the ancient years to nowdays.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A stunning building, fabulous exhibits and helpful staff. What's not to like? As the museum is constantly bringing in new art, we can't wait for the next visit!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

check the time table as certain times are free to visit the museum. it is quite a walk up to the museum but it takes you through the gates pass the Magic Fountain (Font Magica) which turn on late afternoon and dance to the music go to the top floor sit and watch the vista but then instead of going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wide collection--no disappointment whatsoever. So much to see, including the lovely architecture. It's quite a lot of steps up to the museum--great exercise! But there are also escalators outside for those who cannot do the walk. Many steps inside the museum as well. BRING BOTTLED WATER! Put it in your backpack or bag--you'll need it on a hot day.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had been really looking forward to visiting this museum, despite the fact that my husband has a shirt attention span when it comes to modern art. We got the tube to Espanya and walked up the steps (lots and lots but thankfully there were working escalators in stretches). The museum is a stunning building surrounded by a beautiful park,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be prepared to spend a few hours in there admiring the works of art. I personally loved the modern art section the best. Art taking us back in time and conveying how History was shaped is a wonder in itself. The historical mural paintings have been well preserved and transferred to the museum. A good visit. PS: Do not miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful museum with a great variety of Catalan art. Located on monjuic it offers excellent views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a real treasure in the city of Barcelona. Even if one did not go inside the view from the National Gallery is worth the trip up. You should really allow at least 2+ hours to see this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent collection, well curated, with clear, concise explanations. Truly a course in art history! The first floor terrace provides a wonderful 180 degree view of the city where we relaxed with snacks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The area around the museum is well worth a visit, day and night, to see the best of it. Very special at night - atmospheric with the illumination of the fountain and the assembled crowds.

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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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