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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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+34 936 22 03 76
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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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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Gorgeous Architecture

The building (National Palau) itself is really magnificent and huge, it is the legacy of a world expo and the Sala Oval is really spectacular. Exhibits in different galleriesl... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building (National Palau) itself is really magnificent and huge, it is the legacy of a world expo and the Sala Oval is really spectacular. Exhibits in different galleriesl are, in general, diverse, pretty nice and well curated. Nice cafe and clear descriptions. Another plus is you can enjoy awesome view of Plaza Espanya and Magic Fountain, especially during sunset.

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Girona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This truly is heaven for art lovers! Although the romanic and gothic collections are my favorites, the museum also has a good collection of modernist art. The real highlights are the romanic chapels that have been transposed to the museum, as well as the views from the roof.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Museu d'Història de Catalunya layout is structured chronologically, in eight areas, set out on four floors, and includes authentic recreations of historical settings, as well as everyday items such as food and clothing with exhibits spanning from the Lower Paleolithic era right up to today. It is very nicely presented, in a non-boring way and the many models make... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really lovely art and superb variation and organisation within the different exhibitions! An absolutely exceptional building too with gorgeous architecture and attention to detail! I do think they're could have been more text writing to go along with the art and also translations with the small texts that go along with each creation

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

you can walk up to the museum or take the escalators - the view is better when you walk up to it cause once you're there you just look down on the playa espanya which ain't too pretty a sight; haven't been in the museum, rather strolled around - many parks with nice places to sit and enjoy the green... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Note that we did not enter the museum and have no review of the museum itself. This review if of the general area, which is very scenic. The walk between MNAC and Place d'Espanya is worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You need time to see this fine Art Gallery, i would say a full day, but worth it even a morning if your time is short.

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Dominant from the outside, and equally amazing inside, this place is a must-see in Barcelona. Even if you don't have much time to wander around its galleries, just go there to witness the beauty of the building.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We didn't even try to visit all of this huge gallery and I think it's best to select what interests you most. We saw a magnificent exhibition that explored the influence on Picasso of religious relicts rescued from chapels in the Pyrenees. It was stunning. I can't recommend eating at the museum which may be a problem given that your... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The museum has a fantastic view of the city. Good to visit and watch the city from the top especially during the sunset

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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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