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Fundacio Joan Miro

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Address: Parc de Montjuic, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 934 43 94 70
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Fundació Joan Miró was created by Miró himself, at first principally...

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.

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A particular style of painting

Fundació Miró is a very interesting museum, essential to understand Miró's style. It's very interesting to visit it because you can see the different stages and painting styles... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fundació Miró is a very interesting museum, essential to understand Miró's style. It's very interesting to visit it because you can see the different stages and painting styles while you do a chronologic visit along it's life. I enjoyed a lot watching the evolution of style and watching how he finally won his own style after looking for it in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Building is new and very nice and modern.sculptures inside and also all art was very modern and interesting.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great collection of Miro exhibited in very interesting, modern building. Regular exhibition and temporary presentations require a couple of hours. Very good shop with books cards reproductions etc..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not being an art buff I didn't know what to expect, but it was a great experience something completely different and the staff were very friendly. The exhibition I found was both bewildering and facinating

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've always liked the work of Joan Miro and this gallery was a treasure trove of some of his very enjoyable works. I highly reccomend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I loved this museum. The narrative accompanying the pieces really brought to light the societal shifts that underpinned modernism and the wide ranging ideas that inspired Miro's art. The Fondacion is to be congratulated on the tight curation and explanation of the collection. This is a must see in my books! I especially loved seeing the very young children in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lifelong lover of Miro I had maybe outsize expectations . The gallery is in a lovely location above the city reached by funicular railway. I loved the space and the gallery and a few of the works . However I thought some could have been omitted and some major items were not there. Less is more IMHO. A few... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The permanent collection is a source of wonder and delight. The Endgame exhibition was both intriguing and thought provoking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my personal highlight of my trip yo Barcelona! Wonderful collection of Miro. The space was very restful despite the crowds.Advise advanced booking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so excited to know this artist was from Barcelona and see so much of his exciting work and those of his genre! The building is special in it's use of natural light and construction, the audio guide had such good explainations and the coffee shop was a pleasure to sit in, as well.

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Beyond the four columns standing guard at the Plaça Espanya, beyond even the extravagant and colourful 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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