Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, Barcelona

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Built atop Montjuic, Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional represents an impressive example of Catalan architecture that also affords unbeatable views of the city. Built for the 1929 International Exhibition, the second world fair held in Barcelona, the palace how houses the National Art Museum of Catalonia. The neo-Baroque structure was designed by Spanish architects Enric Catala and Pedro Cendoya. Stroll through the expansive grounds surrounding the palace, complete with colorful fountains. Once you've appreciated the building's exterior, head inside to take in a wide range of artwork from various periods. Make Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional part of your personalized Barcelona itinerary using our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.
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  • This Grand Palace of Montjuïc was built specially for the international exhibition of 1929 year. The relatively young National Palace looks like medieval and should in no way breaks out of the old portrayal of Barcelona. In front of the Palace is the cascade staircases and waterfalls. At the foot of the Palace is adorned with the famous magic fountain. From the Palace and grounds, that in front of the Palace, one of the best panoramic views of the city. Inside the art museum with paintings, sculptures, icons and frescoes. There are also a Museum of archaeology and ethnography Museum. The Palace fall happened in the day of our visit, he locked himself in the 3:00 days. Yes in the heat better visit the Palace, and in the evening at sunset, walk here and admire the beauty of the show and the magic fountain. By the way can help you rise to the Palace-escalators, harmoniously entered in stair cascade
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  • Get to the top until Palau climbing the steps which start from Placa Espanya and then admire the panorama of the city, is priceless. If you admire, or even more you can also visit the Museum (only for fans: is immense and not always interesting, but worth it) you can say happy.
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  • I always say like my instagram name... Plan For A Miracle! This is an fantastic view any day of the year at all hours! I didnt get to go in for lack of time but I did walk around it and enjoyed its pe...  more »
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  • I enjoyed every second in this museum ! Bought a ticket and went in without any expectations. I was blown away by the paintings and the archeological things in this museum. It looks amazing, its very clean (the toilets too!) and you can use the bought ticket to return the next 2 days, so if you want to recheck something you don't have to buy another ticket. The location of the museum is worth a visit itself. Located on a mountain with the magic fountain underneath it. Looks absolutely beautiful.
  • Outstanding structure, and beautiful looking building. Long walking but enjoyable to reach it. Yet, the building is almost empty inside. It has few items about the modern art!
  • A beautiful museum on Catalan art. While many tourists take pictures of the building from the bottom of the hill, very few actually venture into the building which makes visiting a surprisingly pleasant experience.
  • Nice building, great view over most of the city as long as the many tourists don't block it. Has even a small Café in front of it with the possibility to sit down.
  • Interesting exposition and well organised space. But I wouldn't recommend audiogide as it not very useful.

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