Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, Barcelona

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Discover Catalan and European art at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, especially notable for its outstanding collection of Romanesque church paintings. The museum is housed in a huge building, crowned by a great dome inspired by Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The art on display spans the early Middle Ages to the 20th century, with works from Fra Angelico, Veronese, Titian, Canaletto, Rubens, and Goya, to name just a few. The museum also includes massive collections of coins, photographs, medals, paper money, prints, posters, and engravings. Plan your visit well in advance by exploring the museum’s official website, where you can browse through the calendar of upcoming special events and purchase advance tickets. Make Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC part of your personalized Barcelona itinerary using our Barcelona trip itinerary maker.
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  • With a quick metro ride from our hotel we arrived at Placa Espaniol at the foot of the hill that housed the Exposition of 1929. The museum is many steps up the hill (we grabbed a cab for 5 euros). Act...  more »
  • Museum itself make quite an impression. It located on a hill and it really good looking. It's collection it's quite interesting as well, but the best part is access to roof where you can see the views...  more »
  • We found this attraction on the Hop on Hop of bus. Sadly it was a Monday and it was closed. However it is still worth a stop as the building is stunning and the views of Barcelona are excellent. I see...  more »
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  • Escalators were very helpful, since there are so many stairs leading up to museum from street level. Enjoyable atmosphere for relaxing even if you choose not to view art pieces. No fee to enter and check out gift shop, which has lots of interesting jewelry , etc. Loved it!
  • Their main collections include both gothic and Romanesque medieval art along with modern art. All their main collections art quite large, plan on spending a lot of time here or taking two days to see it. They also have two temporary collections which tend to be quite impressive. Lastly they have really comfy sofas which you can sit on to rest in between galleries.
  • A lot of stuff to see. On Saturdays is free after 3 pm and you can access the roof which has an amazing view. The museum has so many things to see that you may need a few hours.
  • Great views of the city and magic fountain. Beautiful building. However people say there is free Wi-Fi but it only works in the main lobby. Second, no really impressive works in here. Well written for a museum and show how heavily religious Catalonia was, with a good explanation of modernism, but wasn't really impressed with the collection or interior of the building. So outside is amazing. Ticket price is not worth it inside.
  • Nice collection and a big space for special events but the truth is I liked the approach and the fountains out front more than the art.

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