The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, abbreviated as MNAC, is a museum of Catalan visual art located in BarcelonaCataloniaSpain.

Situated on Montjuïc hill at the end of Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, near Pl Espanya, the museum is especially notable for its outstanding collection of romanesque church paintings, and for Catalan art and design from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including modernisme and noucentisme.

The museum is housed in the Palau Nacional, a huge, Italian-style building dating to 1929. The Palau Nacional, which has housed the Museu d’Art de Catalunya since 1934, was declared a national museum in 1990 under the Museums Law passed by the Catalan Government. That same year, a thorough renovation process was launched to refurbish the site, based on plans drawn up by the architects Gae Aulenti and Enric Steegmann, who were later joined in the undertaking by Josep Benedito.

The Oval Hall was reopened in 1992 on the occasion of the Olympic Games, and the various collections were installed and opened over the period from 1995 (when the Romanesque Art section was reopened) to 2004. The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (Museu Nacional) was officially inaugurated on 16 December 2004. It is one of the largest museums in Spain.

Address: Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona, Spain


Saturday 10 AM–8 PM
Sunday 10 AM–3 PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 AM–8 PM
Wednesday 10 AM–8 PM
Thursday 10 AM–8 PM
Friday 10 AM–8 PM

Phone: +34 936 22 03 60

Founded: November 11, 1934

Architects: Pere Domènech i Roura, Enric Catà i Catà, Eugeni Pere Cendoya

Architectural style: Eclecticism in architecture

Museum prices

General admission: €12. It allows access to the building, to visit the permanent collection, the temporary exhibitions and the Rooftop Viewpoint (valid for two days during a month from the purchasing date).

Basic ticket: €2 (this ticket does not accept discounts or gratuities). It allows access to the building, the rooftop viewpoint and the make the self-guided tour of the building’s spaces (material available throughout the year). Free admission for under 16s and over 65s, if you buy a general admission ticket.

The guided hand: €4 (entitles you to visit the exhibition and the Modern Art II rooms)

Pack visit MNAC (general entrance + 1 h 30 min guided tour): €18. From June 1 to August 31, at 10 a.m. in English and at 12 p.m. in Spanish. It is offered every day of the week except the first Sunday of the month and holidays. It allows access to the building, to visit the permanent collection, the temporary exhibitions and the Rooftop Viewpoint. Registration for the visit in Spanish; registration for the visit in English.

Photoshooting is prohibited inside.

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