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Palau Nacional

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Address: Av. dels Montanyans, S/N, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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Sunset surprise!

Took a walk here from our hotel for sunset and was pleasantly surprised, sadly it was our last day but looks like the fountains would be amazing too!

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took a walk here from our hotel for sunset and was pleasantly surprised, sadly it was our last day but looks like the fountains would be amazing too!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent 6 hours in wonder throughout the place and beautiful surroundings! If you're plans don't include the palace, gardens and surroundings, it won't be complete without a visit here! You'll need at least 4 hours as you'll stroll and discover one area that will lead you to the next. I haven't found such a place anywhere else in Spain... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went in the late morning. It was top 5 on my list. It's a palace that has been converted into the Nacional Museu D'Arte de Catalunya. There are plenty of steps to walk up but a few escalators to help me along the way. Once I got to the top there were street performers and nice view of Plaza... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Amazing museum absolutely jam packed full of art from medieval, renaissance to contemporary art. Lots of stuff to check out, however not as awe-inspiring as the big museums in Madrid

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is really a landmark in Barcelona and a must-see on your visit in this fascinating city ! Great photo opportunities !

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This was so memorable as my first view of the city. Even busy at sunset with quite a lot of visitors, there was lots of space for everyone and there was a very festive atmosphere. We accessed from the Montjuic funicular and then walked down the stairs - although there are escalators too. This is a good way to get... More 

Thank EmJayBV
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

An incredibly beautiful building that can be enjoyed from many vantage points. The views from there are really great, not sure if worth the visit/climb though.

Thank TimeTravelingDiamond
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

The Palau Nacional is impressive to behold. It is set quite a ways back from the street, with fountains and long staircases in between. It is a popular area for tourists, particularly in the evenings on weekends, when people start lining up to get a position to watch the fountain show. This beautiful building is a short walk from the... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

The Palau Nacional is worth an evening visit May-Sept. Take the metro to Placa d'Espanya and walk up the avenue towards the building. Don't be put off by the height and numerous steps ahead, there are escalators to get you over the road and another set hidden from view in the boxed yew hedges either side of the steps. The... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Didn't look round the museum so can't comment on that, but if for nothing else, visit this place for the view from the rooftop terrace. It cost €2 each and you are unlikely to get a better view in the whole city. Hardly anyone up there when we went and there are some stepped, cushioned seats to enjoy the view... More 

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Beyond the four columns standing guard at the Plaça Espanya, beyond even the extravagant and colourful fountains guiding your way up the boulevard, stands the impressive and towering structure of the Palau Nacional, the national museum. At this very spot in front of the cascades of the central fountain, Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe gave the performance of their lifetimes to welcome the 1992 Olympic Games to this magnificent city. And true to its anticipation, the games transformed the city, reimagining the mountain of Montjuic with the development of an arena, stadium, and many other sporting facilities that are open to visitors year-round. Surrounding the adjacent side of the plaza are well-established hotels catering to business guests and a shopping mall transformed out of a historic bullfighting arena.
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