National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC)

MNAC cupola paintings

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) is located in an impressive building sitting atop Montjuic hill, built for the 1929 Barcelona expo. It houses an equally impressive collection of visual art spanning from the 10th century to present day, considered one of the most important medieval art collections in the world.

The pavilion is surrounded by the unique scenery of the Montjuic hill combining lush green mediterranean vegetation and stunning modernista architecture. The Magic Fountain connects the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya to the Plaza d’Espanya below, flanked by the Barcelona Fair pavilions.

There is also a restaurant in the museum, in case you get hungry after so much time admiring the masterpieces.

Website: Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Opening times

  • Winter opening times: October to April, Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Sundays and public holidays, 10am to 3pm
  • Summer opening times: May to September, Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 8pm; Sundays and public holidays, 10am to 3pm
  • Mondays closed, except public holidays.
  • Closed on: January 1st, May 1st and December 25th

The ticket offices close 30 minutes before the museum closes. The rooms are emptied 15 minutes before


General admission: €12 (valid for two days during a month from the purchasing date)

Rooftop viewpoint: €2

For other prices please see their website.

Metro: L1, L3, L8 (Plaça Espanya)

Trains: R5, R6, R50, R60, S4, S8, S33 (Plaça Espanya)

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