Art museum: unique Medieval mural paintings, modernism interiors, XXc art
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This museum is located in Monjuïc hill so once you're in here you'll get to see amazing panoramic view of Barcelona.
ROUTE E - El Palacio Nacional (12 minutes walk distance from CaixaForum) The Palau Nacional was the main site of the 1929 International Exhibition. It was designed under the supervision of Domènech i Roura. Since 1934 it has been home to the National Art Museum of Catalonia.
El Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña, también conocido por sus siglas MNAC, está situado en la ciudad de Barcelona. Destaca por su colección de arte Románico, considerada una de las más completas del mundo.
"National Art Museum of Catalonia"), abbreviated as MNAC, is the national museum of Catalan visual art located in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Situated on Montjuïc hill at the end of Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, near Pl Espanya, the museum is especially notable for its outstanding collection…
It is located on Montjuic mountain , in a privileged setting that offers visitors a unique and magnificient view of Barcelona. It stands out for its collection of Romanesque Art considered one of the most complete of the world
Not so famous, for me maybe the best museum in Barcelona. The location is one of the most beautiful in the city, great walk, the permanent collection reminds you why Spain is such a fascinating place.
“Joan Miró museum has a great collection of paintings, nice garden with excellent views”
“You can find plenty of restaurantes on the top of the mall and a supermarkt called Mercadona in the floor -1.”
“Surely "the" museum to visit in Barcelona. For the artist and for the building. Imagine Montcada Street, in the Gothic quarter, five mansions united to form a museum, lovely to visit. About Pablo Ruiz Picasso the museum is essential to understand his formative years. The genius of the young artist is revealed to us through more than 3,500 works that make up this permanent collection.”
“Beautiful place.. we are lucky to have sea and a beach in the city but also a mountain as well! Fresh air and scenary.. small escape from the city!”
“Meier embraced the difficult task of creating a building that would ultimately display a variety of contemporary artworks that were unknown to him at the time of design. The choice to build the museum in the Plaça dels Ángels is consistent with Meier’s vision to situate the building amongst some of Barcelona’s oldest streets and buildings, in addition to revamping the public space of the Raval. After the completion of the $35 million construction, local media referred to the museum as “the pearl” amongst the old architecture and narrow streets just a few blocks from Gothic center of Barcelona.The building’s architectural style has strong references to Modernism. The large (120 by 35 meters) white building has much of its southern elevation glazed, providing the visitor with views across the plaza, and allowing for an abundance of natural light to illuminate the interior galleries. The museum has three main galleries, which can be subdivided, as well as five smaller galleries, one of which is in a tower. Collection The permanent collection of around 5,000 works(up from 1,100 works at the time of the museum's opening in 1995) dates from the mid-20th century onward. There are three periods of modern art represented: the first one covers the forties to the sixties; the second spans the sixties and seventies; the third period is contemporary. The collections focus on post-1945 Catalan and Spanish art, although some International artists are also represented”