Styles

In this section you can search all our contents throughout the different stages in the history of art in Spain, to find styles such as Baroque, Gothic, Mudejar and many, many more.

Picasso. Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity. The aesthetic sensibility of the time was marked by a different, freer attitude towards art and life.

Topics

In this section you can search among all our contents by topic to find the different resources available in Spain, such as museums, routes, destinations, monuments and many, many more.

Audience

This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.

National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC)

Front page

  • 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

Shared
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.

    More info
  • 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.

    More info
  • 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.

    More info
  • “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.

    More info
  • Head of Christ. Barcelona © National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC)

    Head of Christ

    Attributed to Jaume Cascalls, one of the most important 14th century, Catalan sculptors, this work is remarkable for its dramatic affect and naturalist style.

    More info
  • Cala Forn. Joaquín Sunyer. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona © MNAC - Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya / De las reproducciones autorizadas, VEGAP, 2011

    Cala Forn

    Painting by Joaquín Sunyer, and one of the most paradigmatic in the movement that involved a return to order, known as "noucentisme" in Catalonia.

    More info
  • “Dawn parade”. Barcelona © MNAC - Museu Nacional d´Art de Catalunya

    Dawn parade

    This image is part of the Royal Masquerade, a key work in the history of 18th-century Catalan engravings.

    More info
  • Confidente. Barcelona © National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC)

    Confidente

    This is a piece of furniture conceived as a work of art, albeit without forsaking its utility, which sublimates the prolific, inventive capacity of the architect, Gaudí.

    More info
  • 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.

    More info
  • Desconsuelo. Barcelona © National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC)

    Desconsuelo

    Josep Llimona is considered to be the most genuine representative Catalan modernist sculpture. This work is a masterly synthesis of the symbolist vein in the modernist movement.

    More info

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).

Services

Audio guide

Café / restaurant

Cloakroom service

Baby chairs

Shop

Guided tours

Accessibility

Guide dogs permitted

Lift

Disabled toilets

Car park

Sign guides

Visits adapted for the disabled

Find tourist information in the surroundings

Very interesting

spain is culture