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Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

The museum MNAC is housed in the Palau Nacional, a landmark building dating from the 1929 International Exhibition of Barcelona. It is located on Montjuïc Hill, a privileged setting which boasts unique, magnificent views of Barcelona.

The Museu Nacional takes visitors on an uninterrupted journey through a thousand years of Catalan art, from the 10th to the 20th centuries.The itinerary focuses on religious heritage in particular and how it has adapted over the centuries. You'll find original apses from Romanesque churches, religious carvings, Gothic altarpieces and the decorative sumptuousness of the baroque period. A series of works divided into four major permanent collections: Romanesque and Gothic art, Renaissance and Baroque art, Modern art, photography, drawings, prints and posters and the Catalan Numismatic Department.

Romanesque and Gothic art. The collection of Romanesque murals is a unique patrimony both in terms of the quantity and the quality of the Romanesque paintings from church apses, reconstructed in situ. The holdings of Gothic art illustrate the splendour and the peak of Catalan territorial expansion in Mediterranean Europe at the time.

Renaissance and Baroque art. The exhibitions of Renaissance and Baroque art feature works by major international painters such as El Greco, Zurbarán, Velázquez and Rubens.

Modern art, photography, drawings, prints and posters and the Catalan Numismatic Department. The museum's collection showcasing art from the late 19th to the early 20th centuries, mainly comprising exhibitions of works by Catalan artists, covering all the artistic genres, including the Catalan Modernimst style (Art Nouveau) movements of modernisme and Noucentisme and the avant-garde.

The cultural supply of the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya is completed with a rich calendar of temporary exhibitions.

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General details

Address: Palau Nacional. Parc de Montjuïc (08038). Barcelona
Phone: 936 220 360
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Opening time: October - April: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 6pm. Sunday and public holidays, from 10am to 3pm. | May - September: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 8pm. Sunday and public holidays, from 10am to 3pm. | Closed: January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.

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Accessibility details

The building is adapted for people with reduced mobility in the majority of the spaces.

The museum runs guided tours for groups of visitors with special needs. For information about these tours, please contact the museum’s Education Department. Tel. 936 220 375.

The museum has audioguides in six languages: English, Catalan, Spanish, French, Italian and Japanese.

Guide dogs are welcome.

This museum participates in the social and educational program Apropa Cultura (Closer to Culture)

Hearing impairment
The museum offers a free service of sign-language and subtitled PDAs, in Catalan, Spanish and International Sign System (in this case, subtitles are in English).

Induction loops are available for the general audioguide.
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Motor impairment
There is a free municipal car parking near the museum, with places reserved for persons with reduced mobility.

The main entrance has two very wide ramps and chair lifts. There is a lift to the first floor and the differences in level are overcome by platform lifts. The galleries are spacious enough to allow wheelchair users to move around freely.

Wheelchairs and foldable chairs are on loan, available in the cloakroom.

The museum has adapted toilets in different areas. In the main hall, the Oval Room and library.

Last update: 01/08/2023

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