Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
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Art museum: unique Medieval mural paintings, modernism interiors, XXc art
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"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…
This museum is located in Monjuïc hill so once you're in here you'll get to see amazing panoramic view of Barcelona.
It’s almost a given that you need to visit a museum when you’re in a city like Barcelona but even on its own, this museum is a sight to behold itself.
This museum presents original Catalan art but is also known for its extensive collection of Romanesque paintings.
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“The museum is located on the Montjuic mountain in the middle of Barcelona and the area has beutiful views of the city and the harbour.”
- 156 locals recommend
“You can find plenty of restaurantes on the top of the mall and a supermarkt called Mercadona in the floor -1.”
- 338 locals recommend
“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.”
- 395 locals recommend
“A marvelous view from the castle (which is also the Catalan museum of art) down on the city and an incredible water and music show with lots of pretty and giant water fountains. Google for the actual show-times during your actual season.”
- 420 locals recommend
“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”
- 383 locals recommend