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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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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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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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Full-Day Barcelona City Tour Including Montjuic Park
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National Palace!!

The building itself is spectacular and a must see! However, if you're not an artsy person, I recommend not going inside. Spend your time in a better museum like the Picasso museum!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building itself is spectacular and a must see! However, if you're not an artsy person, I recommend not going inside. Spend your time in a better museum like the Picasso museum!

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

inside it looks like a good museum space. You will find different exhibitions with old church art, classic art like Goya, Velazquez, El Greco, Zurbaran, Cranach, Dali, Picasso and so many Art Nouveau items like furniture, chandeliers, paintings. The collection is big, we spent about 3 hours. November was perfect month to see it, no queue. BTW the surrounding area... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not interested to musem but it was a great view from top there to Barcelona.I loved it.some times a year they do an event there by light and water spray .it is beautiful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is fabulous, as you can see from the other reviews. Go on a Sunday afternoon, with free entrance. The museum is large enough that it will not feel crowded. Do take the elevator to the roof and catwalks. We walked almost all the way around the building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can easily spend a whole day.Collections are well organized and easy to view. Do get the recorded tour for total appreciation. Most interesting are original Romanesque frescos from 11th and 12th century village churches displayed in recreated settings. Museum sits up on a hill so you can see the city below especially if you go to roof top. Cafe... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A huge fantastic building on top of a hill (get there from paralel and the funicular or walk up from espana station). A good range of art but particularly good with religious art, lots of local art through the ages and a picasso or two. They have taken lots of paintings off the side of churches here and lots of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite having a fine art degree from the uk, I hadn't heard of Miralda. Was blown away by his work - it seemed so current and boy, he must have had some money behind him! But very strong, amusing, and a bit of a cheeky documentation of his American work in the 70s. I found the show running concurrently with... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good museum located on the hill with nice view to the city. It has interesting collection of Middle Age paitings, a lot of nice works of modern art. It takes around 4-5 hours to see all collections. If you take full ticket, you can visit the roof and possible to go to the museum two times in two different days

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum itself is stunning, the fountains and water features are incredible. I recommend going to the roof and taking a look at Barcelona from that vantage point. The layout in side is great and it has some incredible pieces of art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner decided to check out the museum and see what it was all about, entry was cheap at €12 for the downstairs exhibits + upstairs and the 360 view upstairs all included. Free cloakroom and free wifi throughout.

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Montjuic
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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