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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  • From the location, building and collections make this Museum a very important place in a visit to Barcelona, lovers of the art museums are holiday by visiting this Museum, the collection of Romanesque art is splendid, you should go with time because there is much to see and enjoy!
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  • the MNAC is found in a situation privileged, from where can be all Barcelona. Has exhibitions fixed of painting and sculpture and often bring temporary. They do tours and thematic papers and also realize workshops to bring children to the museums and art, there is a restaurant that even if food is not the most remarkable thing, is worthwhile only for the views if you get a table next to the window
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  • Deserves a visit just for the construction and teaching of the organization. Even for those who do not understand much, the transition from Gothic to Renaissance phase is well structured and easy to note. Very large collection if you have little time, but worth the experience.
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  • Spectacular views on the city from the main entrance. Very interesting collection of modernists! Possible to go with entrance ticket up to the roof and make a 360° walk there. A few nice places to have a lunch inside and interesting gift shop.
  • One of is the best museums in Barcelona. It's underrated. You can't do the whole thing in one day. It has the biggest collection of Romanesque art in the world. A wonderful art nouveau collection to and everything else.
  • If you visit early at 10am (even on Sunday), you may skip the crowd in the terrace & gallery and get really nice pictures. Remember to check out the roof where you can walk all around the top of the building (much better view than Barcelona Cathedral's tiny open area for €7).
  • It has some wonderful exhibitions within. I would definitely recommend a stop here if you are visiting Barcelona. They even have a restaurant on the second floor which overlooks the fountains below. A must for any art lover.
  • They have a really good collection of murals restored from churches all over Catalonia. A must-visit place for the discovery of Medieval Catalonian art. The location in the park is quite scenic, too.