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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:
+34 936 22 03 76
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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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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US$12.95*
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Barcelona National Art Museum of Catalonia Entrance Ticket
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US$69.00*
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Full-Day Barcelona City Tour Including Montjuic Park
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US$32.39*
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Miralda!

Despite having a fine art degree from the uk, I hadn't heard of Miralda. Was blown away by his work - it seemed so current and boy, he must have had some money behind him! But... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Despite having a fine art degree from the uk, I hadn't heard of Miralda. Was blown away by his work - it seemed so current and boy, he must have had some money behind him! But very strong, amusing, and a bit of a cheeky documentation of his American work in the 70s. I found the show running concurrently with... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good museum located on the hill with nice view to the city. It has interesting collection of Middle Age paitings, a lot of nice works of modern art. It takes around 4-5 hours to see all collections. If you take full ticket, you can visit the roof and possible to go to the museum two times in two different days

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The museum itself is stunning, the fountains and water features are incredible. I recommend going to the roof and taking a look at Barcelona from that vantage point. The layout in side is great and it has some incredible pieces of art.

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Thank Richie G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner decided to check out the museum and see what it was all about, entry was cheap at €12 for the downstairs exhibits + upstairs and the 360 view upstairs all included. Free cloakroom and free wifi throughout.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The art is pretty good, especially the Civil War art exhibit, but my favorite part was the rooftop view. It's one of the best of the city, in my opinion, and you get to see the Mediterranean, the Sagrada Familia, and the Olympic stadium.

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Palau Nacional from the UPHILL side via the Olympic Park using the Hop-On / Hop-Off tour which afforded us the opportunity to only walk DOWNHILL. Walking up and then back down would have been significant exertion on this hot day, but we picked up the next Hop-On stop near the converted bull-fighting arena. This also afforded us... More 

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Thank Mike W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome historical art gallery. Breathtaking views of the city. A lot of stairs and little bit of a climb, but worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing views and well worth the walk up the stairs . There is escalators if needed. The pictures which we had were amazing .

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Canfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beutiful fountains and architecture, worth a visit even if you don't have time to go inside. There were local dancers on the promenade the day we visited.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was so glad I made the trip to visit this museum as I discovered a number of really talented artists that you may not see outside the country which is a pity. The Ramon Casas alone are worth the visit and the view of the city from the steps is a must see.

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Montjuic
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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