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National Museum of Catalonia Art (Museo Nacional d’Art de Catalunya)

 National Museum of Catalonia Art (Museo Nacional d’Art de Catalunya)

 

 

Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuic
Tel. 93- 622 03 60
Subway:Espanya
Open: Tue- Sat, am Sun & public holidays
Closed: Jan 1, May 1, Dec 25- 26

 

 

 

Description of National Museum of Catalonia Art

National Museum of Catalonia Art is one of the most important landmarks in Barcelona. It was built in 1926- 29 just in time for World Exhibition of 1929. Building of National Museum of Catalonia Art was designated in the classic style of the Spanish Renaissance. It consists of the main rectangular portion, two side portions and the rear platform that cover a total area of 30,000 square meters. Large projectors installed on the National Museum roof illuminate the sky above Barcelona.

 

In 1934 National Museum of Catalonia Art was established and in 1990 Museum of Catalonia Art was merged with the Museum of Modern Art. It houses a large collection of over 200,000 masterpieces. They cover centuries of history of the Catalan, Spanish and European art from the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, Modernist and avant- garde styles.

 

In addition to the exhibits National Museum of Catalonia Art also houses numismatic and gravure departments, as well as Universal and Art Library. Staff of Museum is also involved in restoration and conservation work of historic masterpieces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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