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Review of Fundacio Joan Miro

Fundacio Joan Miro
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Skip-the-Line Ticket: Joan Miro Foundation in Barcelona
Ranked #36 of 751 things to do in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Fundació Joan Miró was created by Miró himself, at first principally with works from his own private collection, with a desire to set up an internationally recognised centre in Barcelona for Miró scholarship and contemporary art research, and to disseminate the collection. The Fundació opened to the public on 10 June 1975 and has since become a dynamic centre in which Joan Miró's work coexists with cutting-edge contemporary art. With an interdisciplinary approach, the Fundació organises temporary exhibitions of 20th and 21st century artists as well as academic activities and projects in collaboration with other institutions and organisations. Through its exhibition and educational programmes, the Fundació Joan Miró explores lines of research linked to the work of Miró and to contemporary art. The Fundació is located in a building designed by Josep Lluís Sert, making it one of the few museums anywhere in the world in which the complicity between artist and architect underpins the dialogue between the works and the space that houses them. The Fundació offers an overview of the landscapes of Joan Miró's art and life, creating an enriching dialogue with other artists from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Reviewed October 2, 2013

This museum is certainly worth a visit and a bonus is you get a great view both from the terrace of the museum and from Montjuic park. It is not expensive, the collection of Miró's paintings and sculptures is fantastic, and it is not an overwhelming museum (meaning in less than 2 hours you can cover a great deal). In addition, you also get to view the work of other contemporary artists influenced by Miró's work. I was able to get a free one hour group tour that the museum offers. Make sure to ask about this because it is worth it. They take you to Miró's most celebrated works, and you get to discuss some of the paintings, the context surrounding his works, his relationship with other artists, etc..

Thank abuelachucci
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Joan Miro was a talented painter and sculptor. Definitely give this one a visit. It's also in the park so it's a nice area to walk around

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

We had driven past this museum on the "bus touristic", and decided to return for a visit. It is on Montjuic, easily accessible by funicular from one of the metro stations. The museum itself is quite large, with an impressive collection of Miro paintings, prints, tapestry, and sculpture. If you are a Miro fan, it must be a great experience. (Disclaimer- I am not a huge fan, but still found it interesting). The audio self-guide is OK but not as good as in several other Barcelona museums. There is a nice cafe in the building that is reasonably priced. Overall, this is worth the visit (if you like Miro).

Thank 949ww
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Set in the Montjuic park, the fundacio can easily be reached by funicular railway from Parallel. The venue houses a large collection of not just Miro's work, but also other artists that he met throughout this life. Set in landscaped gardens and with a roof terrace providing yet another spectacular view of BCN, the real treat is inside. Including sculpture, prints and paintings, you can see influences in Miro's work from Matisse, Picasso and others. Nevertheless, Miro's style is his own and his use of signs captures your imagination. A great place to spend a few hours...

Thank Craig H
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

This museum on a hill over- looking the city is a great tribute to the genius of Miro and the architect, as well. the exhibits, accompanying audio tour, and the short films gave me a deep appreciation for this artist, who I always liked but never completely understood. We spent more than three hours here, taking a break to have a light inexpensive and tasty lunch in. The cafe garden.. Afterwards we walked though the nearby park, which is beautifully landscaped, uncrowded and also has a peaceful restaurant in a garden setting, where we just had a cool drink, while taking in the aerial view of Barcelona below.

Thank Ellen K
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