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Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC

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Address: Palau Nacional. Parc de Montjuic | Palau Nacional, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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An art museum containing hundreds of pieces from the medieval age to the...

An art museum containing hundreds of pieces from the medieval age to the 19th century.

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Very nice view!

If you are fond of museum, there are exhibitions of Gothic, Renaissance, and contemporary. Buy entrance ticket with audio guide. At the end, don't forget to go to the top for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are fond of museum, there are exhibitions of Gothic, Renaissance, and contemporary. Buy entrance ticket with audio guide. At the end, don't forget to go to the top for grand view. If you don't like these 3 period paintings, you still can stay outside to enjoy the city view. Take note that the entrance is free if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I wish I had spent more time at the MNAC - as it was I was there for 3 hours and would have preferred much more time as the art collection is so impressive and vast. The audio guide is quite good - I recommend getting it. I did not eat at the cafe but if you want to devote... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fabulous museum! It's small enough to see in about three hours if you move along, but your ticket entitles you to come for two days. There is a wonderful mixture of sculptures, art, Gaudi treasures such as furniture, and it's been thoughtfully curated to keep you wanting more. There are sofas everywhere for you to take a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We prefer the modern periods but also available are medieval, romantic and renaissance period art. Great examples of fine work I'd never seen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The descriptions of this museum largely overlook its wonderful collection of modern Catalan art. We were told about it by a friend, so went on her recommendation. We skipped the Gothic and Renaissance art and went straight to the modern art, which was absolutely fabulous. Definitely worth a visit! The palace in which the museum is housed is beautiful, too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are many frescoes lovingly transferred from ancient churches of Catalonia inside; dimly lit and beautiful. You can, with a little effort, imagine what it was like for simple people hundreds of years ago to worship in churches decorated with Bible stories and people. If that is not your cup of tea, walk to the very top and lie out... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

City bus stop views and info was great. Part of the day spent up to the park and Olympic village. Brought a picnic..turned out a good idea

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't go in the museum, i was only outside to take pictures and to walk around. this place is definitely worth visiting. It is very inspiring. But definitely visit before 10am to avoid the crowd and to truly admire the architecture. when you get to the top and when you are facing the museum, go to your left. At... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is very beautiful and huge, while we visited this place during evening, it was still so crowded and looked amazing with those lights towards sky. Amazing experience to visit during the evening, but you must during the day to be able to see inside.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Montjuic
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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