Price guide: Mid-range

Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, Barcelona, 08038

Price guide: Mid-range

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By Sally Davies, your Barcelona expert

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expert-rated things to do in Barcelona
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Art

Best for Culture - Expert review of MNAC

An outstanding collection of Catalan art, from the Romanesque to Modernisme.

I admit there’s a fair chance that you will never have heard of any of the artists on display at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (except, perhaps, El Greco and Cranach, who’ve slipped in there for purposes of comparison), but it’s still a fascinating collection of local art through the ages. The Romanesque section is unmissable – it includes 21 murals rescued, mostly, from crumbling Pyrenean churches, and remounted here. The Gothic art section is also a highlight, as is the collection of Modernista furniture from the turn of the last century.

Expert tips: 
It is a massive amount to cover in one visit, but note that the tickets are valid for two days.

More information on MNAC:

Price guide:
Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, Barcelona, 08038
93 622 03 76
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Tue-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-2.30pm. Closed Mondays except public holidays.
Free tags / Keywords:
Art, History

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