Catalan National Art Museum

Catalan National Art Museum

The National Art Museum of Catalonia is located on Montjuic, housed in the National Palace built in 1929. The museum was opened in 1990. First visitors entered in 1995 with the Romanesque Art exhibition. Since 1997, the museum has a section for gothic art, and since 2000 it has a collection with Renaissance art. There are also wood carving exhibits, as well as frescos. Presumably the most diverse and most comprehensive collection of Catalan art in the world, the items vary from Romanesque murals and religious paintings to examples of Catalan modernism and photographs – not to mention the amazing view the museums offers from the front stairway.

Besides exhibits, there is a room with sketches. Some of the works are even 300 years old. There is also a room that exhibits photographs that show Barcelona from the 17th century to the modern age. The numismatic hall is very impressive. There, visitors may see various bills, medals as well as coins, some of which date back to the 6th century BC. For the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, the museum building was arranged and renovated.

Museum opening hours
October-April from 10:00 to 18:00
May-September from 10:00 to 20:00
On Sundays and during holidays in Spain, the museum is open until 15:00
Monday is a non-working day
The museum is NOT open during the New Year and Christmas holidays.
Regular ticket price: 12 €
if you want an audio guide you have to pay 2 € so the ticket price will be 14 €
Admission for children under 16 and people over 65 is free.
The museum regularly hosts exhibitions of a temporary nature, the price of which ranges from 4 to 8 €.

Author of the article:

Ana Lazarević - correspondent for the city of Barcelona
Contact: [email protected]

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