Fundació Joan Miró

Address: Parc de Montjuïc s/n, Barcelona, 08038, Spain
Telephone: 93 443 94 70

- Mid-range


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.

Value for money

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.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Great views / scenery
  • Art
  • Design and architecture