National Art Museum of Catalonia

Tourist information about the National Museum of Art of Catalonia, located in the mountain of Montjuic
The National Palace. Author: Cristian Atudoroae (Barcelona Photos)
The National Museum of Art of Catalonia, also known by its acronym MNAC, houses a magnificent collection that include all the artistic disciplines. The objective of the museum is to display a global vision of the evolution of artistic expression in Catalonia throughout history, from the 10th century to the mid 20th century. Among its collections stands out the impressive collection of Romanesque mural painting, considered the most complete in the world.
The current museum is the result of the merger in 1990 of the collections coming from the Art Museum of Catalonia, inaugurated in 1934, the Modern Art Museum, the Numismatic Cabinet of Catalonia, the Cabinet of Drawings and Engravings and the General Library of Art History. The almost 250,000 artworks make the MNAC the most important museum in Catalonia.
Permanent exhibitions
The Romanesque Art Collection, with objects brought from churches of the Pyrenees. The museum exhibits mural paintings, panel paintings, precious metalworks, enamels, stone sculptures and wood carvings.
Gothic Art Collection. The museum shows artworks made using various techniques to illustrate the Gothic period in Catalonia and in the rest of Europe.
Renaissance and Baroque Art Collection. This collection comprises works of great artists such as El Greco, Zurbaran, Velazquez, Titian, Cranach, Rubens
Modern Art Collection. A walk through the Modernism, Noucentism, the "generation of 1917" and the Catalan avant-garde, considering all the arts.
The Photographic Collection. It bring together the best of Catalan history in this field.
The Cabinet of Drawings and Prints. The collections includes approximately 50,000 drawings, 70,000 prints and more than 10,000 posters.
The Numismatic Cabinet, with more than 135,000 coins, medals, decorations and badges.

Palau Nacional

The museum is housed in the National Palace (Palau Nacional in Catalan), a huge building located on the Montjuïc mountain, built between 1926 and 1929 for the International Exhibition of 1929. It is classicist in style inspired by the Spanish Renaissance and Baroque. The facade is crowned by a large dome that reminds the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica, with two smaller domes on either side. Behind there are four towers of baroque inspiration. In the interior decorated in Noucentista style the attention is drawn to the Great Hall and the Hall of the Throne.
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Contact
Address: Palau Nacional, Montjuïc Park - Barcelona 08038
Tel.: +34 936 220 360
E-mail: info@museunacional.cat
Website: www.museunacional.cat
Timetable
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Timetable
From October to April
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Sundays and holidays: 10am to 3pm
From May to September
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 8pm
Sundays and holidays: 10am to 3pm
Closed: On Mondays except public holidays, January 1, May 1 and December 25.
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Prices
General admission (Valid for two days for one month): 12 €
Reduced admission (students, groups): 8.40 €
Audioguide: 8,40 €
Under 16, over 65, school and student groups accompanied by teachers, unemployed persons, tourist guides, group companions: free admission.
The first Sunday of each month, Saturday afternoon, February 12, May 18, September 11 and September 24: free admission.
Visit to the terraces: 2 €
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Public transport
Metro. Espanya Station (lines L1 and L3).
FGC train. Espanya Station (L8, R5, R6, R50, R60, S4, S8 and S33 lines).
Bus. Lines 9, 13, 27, 37, 50, 55, 65, 79, 109, 150, 165, D20, H12 and V7.
Tourist bus. MNAC stop (red route).
Location
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Location
GPS: 41°22'07.6"N 2°09'11.8"E / 41.368780, 2.153285
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