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 a centerpiece of your Barcelona vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Barcelona trip planner .
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  • Spending some time to visit MNAC will give travelers an awesome experience. Although not many may like museum-visit, the place itself is an attraction which includes the Olympic Stadium, the venue of ...  more »
  • Collections, especially of modernist art, are organized by themes and either artist and beautiful which is very interesting and allows to compare works. The most is a visit to the terrace on the roof with the point of view on the place of Spain that continues on the roofs of the Palace.
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  • Interesting modern art collection, though old masters wing is closed now. Nice view of the city from the hill.  more »
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  • One of the nicest art galleries I have visited. It took me almost 3 hrs to go around the place and see each of the works they have. entire place is separated into few sections. The one on Renaissance contains a lot of exhibits and information on works done in Catalonia itself and how they developed over time. By not trying to cover entire epoch and concentrating on art in this Spanish region makes entire presentation quite interesting.The section on modern art doesn't separate paintings, photos and other art form from each other - but displays them together when showing appropriate periods. It is done to explain how they influenced each other developed over time, which makes for another great experience when you walking around. Also at front entrance you get great panorama view on Barcelona itself. For the price you pay it is probably one of the best places to visit while you are in Barcelona.
  • It's good but compared to all the museums and galleries that I have been to it's just good. It will help you to get a grasp of Spanish art a bit more. Particularly I loved the views and parks near the place.
  • An impressive museum, both from the outside and the inside. It is just amazing to admire the museum and the Magic Fountain together. Apart from the great pieces of art it features, the museum is also a great concert venue, so I would definitely check "what's on".
  • It can take several hours to go through the massive collections here. I suggest you start with your preferred era - medieval, Gothic or Modern and be prepared to skip the rest. Besides the permanent collections they also feature a rotating exhibition in the lower level. Admission is free on Saturday afternoons after 3 and first Sunday of every month. Remember to look up as the ceiling is quite spectacular.
  • Impressive museum, well worth it, the collections are interesting. The ground floor has medieval collections and first floor has modern art collections. Don't forget to visit the roof as it has beautiful view of Barcelona.

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