Fundació Joan Miró

Price guide: Mid-range

Parc de Montjuïc s/n, Barcelona, 08038

Price guide: Mid-range

Fundació Joan Miró
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By Sally Davies, your Barcelona expert

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expert-rated things to do in Barcelona
Expert overall rating:4.8 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Art, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery

Expert review of Fundació Joan Miró

Bold design and striking colours make this an art gallery that anyone can enjoy.

For me this is one of the best days out a visitor to Barcelona can have: dazzling art in an extraordinary building, in the beautiful setting of Montjuïc and with dizzying views over the city. Miró’s work perhaps doesn’t achieve as much recognition as it should internationally, and thus while the queues for the Museu Picasso will snake for miles, you’ll often find yourself left alone to contemplate a painting in perfect peace at the Miró. The artist’s use of primary colours and dramatic shapes mean that even kids will enjoy this one, and temporary exhibitions from other artists are unfailingly excellent.

Price advice: 

9 euros; 6 euros reductions.

Expert tips: 
For a lunch break, try the Font del Gat, just below the museum on the hillside.

More information on Fundació Joan Miró:

Price guide:
Art gallery
Parc de Montjuïc s/n, Barcelona, 08038
93 443 94 70
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
July-Sept: Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10am-8pm, Thu 10am-9.30pm, Sun 10am-2.30pm. Oct-June: Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10am-7pm, Thu 10am-9.30pm, Sun 10am-2.30pm.
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Community comments (1)

Sally - sorry there's only a "yes" or "no" for (dis)agreement with the expert on this one. I don't mean to be impolite. I'd like a 3rd option, expressing puzzlement. I've been to the Fundacio a couple of times and couldn't make hear or tail of the squiggles and apparently random motifs and daubings. Wasn't much impressed, either, by the fact that each work was accompanied by a thesis-length text. (If works of art need such explanations, mightn't we just dump the art and read the texts?)

The fact that "you'll often find yourself left alone" here exactly tallies with my suspicions. Perhaps, one day, you'd append a few words to this attraction, explaining to philistines like me just why we should be impressed in Miro. I'd genuinely love to be instructed.