National Museum of Art of Catalonia

The National Museum of Art of Catalonia (in Catalan Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya), is located on the Montjuic mountain, in an imposing palace. Its excellent collection of Romanesque art is the most complete in the world so it is considered one of the most important museums in Barcelona and throughout Spain.

The surprising palace is of classicist style inspired by the Renaissance, was built for the International Exhibition of 1929. It has an area of 32,000 square meters and has a beautiful decoration based on painting murals and beautiful architectural elements.

The MNAC was established in 1900 with the union of the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Art of Catalonia. It was inaugurated in 1935 and is currently run by Josep Serra i Villalba.

Among the most outstanding rooms of the museum, the Oval Room and the Throne Room stand out. Do not miss its impressive dome.

Art lovers can enjoy for hours. Its collections of Romanesque art stand out, with works from the 11th and 12th centuries; Gothic art, renaissance and baroque art. Morderno Art and its Cabinets of Drawings and Engravings.

If you are in the area, it is important to know that to access the building you do not need to pay the entrance, the palace offers free access.


Free entrance: Every Sunday from 15:00 to 20:00hs
Location: Av. dels Montanyans S/N, Barcelona (view map)
Metro: line 1 and 3 (Plaça Espanya)

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