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National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC)

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  • Vista frontal del Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña. Barcelona © MNAC - Museu Nacional d´Art de Catalunya

    Vista frontal del Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña. Barcelona © MNAC - Museu Nacional d´Art de Catalunya

  • Picture in the National Art Museum of Catalonia ©Turespaña

    Picture in the National Art Museum of Catalonia ©Turespaña

  • Wooden carved figure of the crucified Christ. National Art Museum of Catalonia ©Turespaña

    Wooden carved figure of the crucified Christ. National Art Museum of Catalonia ©Turespaña

  • San Clemente de Taüll Apse. Barcelona © MNAC - Museu Nacional d´Art de Catalunya

    San Clemente de Taüll Apse. Barcelona © MNAC - Museu Nacional d´Art de Catalunya

  

Category

Fine Arts

Owner

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Palau Nacional. Parque de Montjuïc s/n
08038 Barcelona
Barcelona, Catalonia

Telephone+34 936220376 - +34 936220375

Fax+34 936220383

E-mailmnac@mnac.cat

Websitehttp://www.mnac.cat

One museum - 1,000 years of art

The MNAC contains works of art from the 10th to the 20th century.

The different collections at the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC) offer a complete exhibition encompassing all art disciplines (sculpture, painting, drawing, engraving, posters, as well as photography and coin collections). It intends to give a vision of art in Catalonia throughout history, from the Romanesque period to modern times, and the avant-garde movement. The collection features works by artists such as El Greco, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Fortuny, Gaudí, Casas, Torres-García, Julio González, Dalí and Picasso.

Essential works

  • San Clemente de Taüll Apse. Barcelona © MNAC - Museu Nacional d´Art de Catalunya

    San Clemente de Taüll Apse

    This is one of the masterpieces of the European Romanesque. It is notable for its vivid colours and a style that tends towards geometry and abstraction.

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  • Apse of Santa María d’Àneu. Barcelona © MNAC - Museu Nacional d´Art de Catalunya

    Apse of Santa María d’Àneu

    It is notable for its complex iconography, particularly the synthesis of prophetic images of the Old Testament and the unusual presence of archangels acting as lawyers for mankind before God.

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  • Apostles around the empty Tomb. Barcelona © MNAC – National Art Museum of Catalonia

    Apostles around the empty Tomb

    These wall paintings from a Romanesque church reflect the Classic style of one of the most acknowledged Baroque masters, Annibale Carracci.

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  • “Self-portrait”. Barcelona © MNAC - Museu Nacional d´Art de Catalunya

    Self-portrait

    Forms part of the famous gallery of portraits by Ramon Casas, one of the most important of those in MNAC's Print, Drawing and Poster Department.

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  • The Consecration of Saint Augustine. Barcelona © MNAC – National Art Museum of Catalonia

    The Consecration of Saint Augustine

    This panel, remarkable for its quality of composition and execution, formed part of one of the biggest Catalan Gothic altarpieces.

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  • Altar frontal of the Apostles from La Seu d’Urgell. Barcelona © MNAC - Museu Nacional d´Art de Catalunya

    Altar frontal of the Apostles from La Seu d’Urgell

    This is notable for being of the oldest preserved altar frontals, as well as for its technical, compositional and iconographic relation with miniatures.

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  • Guisantes. Barcelona, MNAC – National Art Museum of Catalonia © Emili Godes

    Guisantes

    This is one of the best examples of the New Objectivity movement in Catalonia (originating in Germany in opposition to Expressionism), a current that took technical, optical and formal laws on board, leading to a strict capturing of nature.

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  • “Il contino”. Barcelona © MNAC - Museu Nacional d´Art de Catalunya

    Il contino

    This is Fortuny’s most virtuosic work from the time he spent in Rome.

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  • “May Belfort”. Barcelona © MNAC - Museu Nacional d´Art de Catalunya

    May Belfort

    This poster was extremely successful and received a prize at the 1896 International Poster Exhibition in Reims.

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  • “Set design”. Barcelona © MNAC - Museu Nacional d´Art de Catalunya

    Set design

    This drawing is the only surviving architectural design by Diego de Siloé.

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Come and visit

Timetables

Oct 01 to Apr 30

Tuesday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Public holidays and Sunday

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

May 01 to Sep 30

Tuesday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Public holidays

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Closed: Mondays except public holidays, 1 and 5 January and 25 December.

Rates

General: €12

Reduced: €8,40

Free admission

Over 65s, the unemployed, children under 16, and on Saturdays after 3 pm, the first Sunday of every month, 18 May, and 11 and 24 September.

There is a combined ticket (€15) for the churches of Sant Climent de Taüll, Sant Joan de Boí and Santa Eulàlia d'Erill la Vall (also including Santa Maria de Taüll, admission free) and the collection at the National Art Museum of Catalonia (including the temporary exhibitions and a visit to the terrace-observation decks).

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