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Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC

Palau Nacional. Parc de Montjuic | Palau Nacional, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
+34 936 22 03 76
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An art museum containing hundreds of pieces from the medieval age to the 19th century.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“modern art” (144 reviews)
“catalan art” (76 reviews)
“magic fountain” (127 reviews)
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Palau Nacional. Parc de Montjuic | Palau Nacional, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
+34 936 22 03 76
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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing building, nice view to placa Espanya and inside many paintings, sculptures and other art staff from various catalan artists

Thank George L
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum structure itself is magnificent and its landing provides beautiful views of Barcelona. The museum itself, and the works, are not that impressive. My recommendation is to visit the location and appreciate it from the outside, but not necessarily enter unless you have the...More

1  Thank pekk
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went here with some family members who are much more into art than I am, however I did not dislike the visit and I thought there were definitely some interesting piece in the collection. The place is huge, however, and they actually allow you...More

Thank Raina P
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was recommended to us at our hotel. We especially enjoyed the Medieval and Renaissance exhibits. The artwork from medieval churches was spectacular and wonderfully exhibited. The narration on the audio guide added a lot to the experience. We did go through the modern section...More

Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoyed my experience at the museum and invested the time and energy to go through all of the various collections. I think that the medieval section is the most interesting. The modern collection upstairs is organized by theme rather than chronologically, which is an...More

Thank p2t
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is behind the Magic Fountain so you are visiting 2 attractions at once. There are about 100 steps up to the gallery which is a good workout. Alternatively there are elevators take you up to the Gallery. We did not go in but just...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful museums I ever saw..is like a temple from outside and have a very beautiful view of all Barcelona.

Thank Lewnidas K
Reviewed 1 week ago

With 3 hours it's possible to walk-through the whole gallery, but I suggest choosing your route as there is a large medieval collection and important more modern works, and it's possible to rather easily spend four or more hours there.

Thank kaustin6969
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this art museum on Sunday afternoon, and didn't realize that it closed at 3 PM. It was a brutally hot day, so walking up to the entrance was slow and difficult. If anyone has any health problems the ascent needs to be...More

Thank travelinjudy65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think the place is more interesting outside than inside. Inside it's like all of the other national museums I have been to. Pictures and historical information. But it's not the best national museum I have been to and half of the place was closed....More

Thank Raphaello89
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
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Hi I will be travelling from Salou to Barcelona for one night and on the first day I hope to see this museum and also the Picasso museum. Because the Picasso museum requires time slots I'm wondering how much time people typically spend at MNAC. Thankyou.
27 April 2016|
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Response from suzziej | Reviewed this property |
2 to 4 hours is needed to see the National Museum of Catalonya, it is packed full of interest. I found the Picasso museum disappointing - mainly early & poor quality works. If you have only one day in Barcelona, don't... More
My plan for Barcelona will be mostly getting around by public transport and walking, but I may consider driving to some more remote locations. Does the museum have public parking available? Mi plan para el Barcelona será mayormente moverse por el transporte público y caminar, pero podrá considerar como conducir a algunos lugares más remotos. ¿El museo tiene un aparcamiento público disponible? ¿Hay aparcamiento en la calle en la zona? Por favor, perdón por la traducción terribles Google. Gracias. El meu pla per al Barcelona serà majorment moure pel transport públic i caminar, però podrà considerar com conduir a alguns llocs més remots. El museu té un aparcament públic disponible? Hi ha aparcament al carrer a la zona? Si us plau, perdó per la traducció terribles Google. Gràcies.
20 October 2015|
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Response from JennyPlesums | Reviewed this property |
this museum is not remote and public transportation works fine
Hi, Thanks for your review. Did you have to pay to go to the roof? If not, was it easy to explain that you just want to go up and not see the museum if you have limited Spanish? thank you.
11 May 2015|
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Response from JHROrange | Reviewed this property |
You will have to pay 12 euro to enter the museum and another 2 euro to go up to the roof. I agree with others comments. The museum is worth seeing for a couple of hours and the terrace in front of the museum contains... More