I almost hate to give this four stars instead of five, but if you give a small, sweet museum five stars, what do you give the Louvre or Hermitage? Rest assured this is a lovely museum that is the perfect size for when you are visiting Montserrat for an afternoon. We came to the mountain on a tour and had just enough time to fit this in before going to listen to the boys' choir inside the basilica.
As other reviewers have noted, the museum advertises a slew of famous painters like Dali, Picasso, and even Monet on its poster outside. There is one Monet, and it is not a great one, and you'll want to go other places to see Dali and Picasso. Instead, you are treated to lesser-known (to me, at least, since I like art but don't really know too much about it) Spanish artists.
These were very nice, and unfortunately they didn't allow photos, so I don't remember them very well or know the artists' names, but there was a lot of really fine and very Spanish art that we enjoyed a lot. I would liken the musem to L'Orangerie in Paris which, beyond the giant Monets, has a small-ish collection on the bottom floor that is also really pleasant.
This was especially a good place to go with my 14-year-old son who had already been to the Dali museum and the Picasso museum and he managed to still enjoy this museum without becoming "museumed out."
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