The Museu Nacional D’art de Catalunya is located in the Palau Nacional of Montjuïc, constructed for the International Exposition of 1929. In 1934 it opened its doors as the Museu d’Art de Catalunya.
The MNAC collection includes what is believed to be the largest collection of Romanesque art in the world, ranging from approximately 1000AD to the beginning of the Gothic era in the 13th century. It boasts an impressive collection of Catalan Romanesque paintings and sculptures, many of which originally hung in rural churches of Catalonia, including many panel paintings and wood carvings.
This modern art collection ranges from the early 19th century up until the 1940s.
Visits for teachers and students
The museum proposes a wide range of activities based around the collection of the museum, that use methodologies and educational resources adapted to different age groups and learning cycles. The aim is to complement, broaden and diversify the curriculum. We also offer training courses and conferences for teachers.
There are many different itineraries based on the educational level of the group.
Taking into account the importance of research and knowledge, the museum has created a training programme in museography, management and history of art with the organisation of postgraduate studies, and with the participation of professors from other master’s degree courses, in collaboration with different Catalan universities and other institutions.
Visits for families
You will find all sorts of activities, led by educators or to do on your own. The museum becomes a space for developing the sensorial, explorative, manipulative, emotional and social skills of the kids, youths and adults who accompany them.
Visits for youth and teens
The museum is an open space that invites you to share ideas, dialogue about art and also get inspired and carry out artistic creation projects.Therefore, you will find many different activities for youths to take part in. For example, the Raval Photography project, where the teens will create a portrait of Raval through a photographic vision of its youths all the while discovering photographer Joan Colom
Plan your visit
The museum’s opening times vary depending on the seasons. However, the museum is always closed on Mondays. In winter, the museum opens and 10am and closes at 6pm from Tuesday to satuday. On Sundays, it opens at 10am and closes at 3pm. During the summer, the museum is open from 10am to 8pm from Tuesdays to Saturdays. On Sundays, it opens at 10 am and closes at 3pm. Be aware that the ticket office closes 30 minutes before the museum shuts its doors.
The general entrance is of 12euros, and 2euros if you just want to see the viewpoint from the rooftop terrace. For 4euros, you can get an audioguide that will help you get a better understanding of the art during your visit. If you are aged under 16, your entry will be free!
Depending on how long you are spending in Barcelona and how many museums you plan on doing, the Articket BCN (30euros) allows you to Visit the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions at six Barcelona museums over twelve months for only €30.
- Fundació Antoni Tàpies
- Fundació Joan Miró
- Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
- Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
- Museu Picasso
You have the opportunity to create your own itinerary before going to the museum. Create your own personal itinerary by choosing the works you like most. Once in the museum you will be able to follow your own tour. All you have to do is create an account with the museum and then follow the steps on the website! You can also look at the floor plans of the museum so that you can save time once you get there. Buy your ticket online so you don’t have to queue once there.