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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  • A nice way to spend an hour or two while in Barcelona. A place where you can see some art and learn some history. Bring your camera so you can take some pictures. The location also provides a good overview of the city. Lots of people can be seen sitting on the stairs outside of the museum. They had a huge auditorium where you could sit and take a break. There was also a cafe to grab something to drink or eat inside if you wanted. The museum is not free so you will have to buy tickets to go inside. The architecture outside and inside it pretty too.
  • It's not a world-class museum but is a place worth seeing, particularly if free (on Saturdays after 3pm and the first Sunday of each month). There are great views over the city from the front of the museum. Inside, staff are helpful and there are descriptions in English. The Romanesque collection is said to be the highlight - the wall paintings of local churches about a thousand years ago have been transplanted here in their vivid colours. There are also a few Picasso paintings and other modern art.
  • I love this place! One of the best places to see Barcelona. The city, as if on the palm of your hand. Probably the best view of the city will be in the mountains or on a high-rise building. I advise you to visit the same museum, a good place to bring your children here. I like to just come here for the mood or inspiration. There are a lot of people going to celebrate the new year, eat twelve grapes and make a wish, as well as look at the splendid salute.
  • Amazing interior and exterior. Art is very interesting and there is good information provided. But please ask the security guards to be more polite. When there is no signage, foreign visitors are operating with little information and there is no point in being rude and snapping at us if we don't understand the conventions of your Museum. At closing time please leave an opportunity for gallery visitors to take a pee before they leave the premises. Closing interior washrooms and attempting to rudely chase out ladies lined up for the washroom nearest the door means that a very pleasant experience is ruined by that last bad memory. Please give floor plans to the information people to hand out or refer visitors to. We missed the info desk on the way in and had to return through several sets of stairs for a planol. Totally unnecessary.
  • Worth the climb! The amazing view from the circle all the way to the front steps and back down again. The view from the top is worth it alone if you don't like museums. There are escalators if stairs are to much for you.
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