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National Art Museum of Catalonia

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National Art Museum of Catalonia features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day Barcelona City Guide5-day Barcelona City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • One of the most important medieval art collections in the world
  • Velázquez, Ribera, Zurbarán, El Greco, Dalí and Picasso
  • Housed in the beautiful building of Palau Nacional

Time required: 90 minutes

Phone: (34) 93 622 0376

Web site:

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 7pm
Sundays and public holidays: 10am - 2:30pm
Mondays, except public holidays: Closed


Ticket type Charge
General: 8.5 €
Between 15 and 21 and students: 5.95 €
Under 14 and over 65: Free

Public transport:

  • Subway Line 1: Espanya
  • Subway Line 3: Espanya

Address: Palau Nacional. Parc de Montjuïc

Things you need to know:

  • The National Art Museum of Catalonia is a museum of Catalan visual art
  • It carries a wild range of art styles from Romanesque and Gothic through Renaissance and Baroque to 19th and 20th century arts
  • It is housed in Palau Nacional, built for the 1929 World's Fair
  • The 15-min fountain show synchronized to classical music provides an unforgettable experience on summertime evenings

What to do there:

  • See the impressive collection of the museum
  • Walk around the magnificent building
  • Enjoy the view towards Plaça Espanya with the promenade and fountains

Tips & Insights:

  • Save money by purchasing the Articket that serves as a pass to several Barcelona attractions
  • Do not forget to pick up the free museum map at the ticket office
  • Free entrance on the first Sunday of each month

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