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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  • I didn't get a chance to go inside the Museum, but the exterior architecture your Enchanted me! Next I will visit ...
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  • Modernist style, it was built between 1927 and 1929 to be the center of the Universal exhibition of 1929. Currently houses the MNAC's collection with 1,000 years of art history.
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  • One of the most important museums of Catalonia, works of art with over a thousand years. Located inside the National Palace which is located at the top of the mountain of Montjuic, with a wonderful view of the city of Barcelona.
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  • Wonderful building very nice garden. Interesting exhibitions, the shop for tourist is worth to visit even you do not want to visit the museum. The staff is young enthusiastic and speak English very well. The 2 euros for visiting the teras is not the best idea, but you can visit the building itself for free. If you feel to high to climb up, there is a lovely little cafe outside with an old guy who is very nice.
  • 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 is a nice museum, but over-hyped. The museum is a decent size, nowhere near as large as the L'Ouvre. There are always quite a few exhibitions to see. However, I found the exhibitions to be average. Nothing really grabbed my attention. Moreover, the museum is way, way too crowded to even appreciate any art in depth. The rooftop terrace offers a nice view of Plaza de Espanya. If it's your first time in Barcelona and you have time, then go see, but it is quite overwhelming. Tip: the museum is free on Saturday after 15:00.
  • Very annoyed that the parts we wanted to see were all closed and there were no signs or no information to tell you this till after you paid and got inside. Also much nicer museums in Barcelona. Picasso for one is far nicer if you like that sort of art.
  • 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.

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