The Museu Nacional d´Art de Catalunya, short for MNAC, is a museum of Catalan visual art.
The museum is located on the Monjuïc hill, in the Palau Nacional. The Palau Nacional was built in 1929 for the World´s Fair. The goal was that MNAC would be the main building of the International Exhibition of Barcelona in 1929 showing more than 5.000 spanish works. The museum was declared as a national museum in 1990 by the Catalonian Museum Law. The building has an area of 32.000 m² and is inspired by the Spanish Renaissance.
MNAC opened in 1995 with the Romanesque art section. The Gothic art section was opened in 1997 and the Renaissance, Baroque, 19th century and 20th century collections opened in 2000. The official opening with all the collections completed took place in 2004 with the kings op Spain.
Since 2004, the MNAC accommodates works of the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection. The works were first exposed in the Monastery of Pedralbes, but they moved them to MNAC for the public.
The sections are:
- Romanesque art
- Gothic art
- Renaissance and Baroque art
- Modern art
- Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection
- Department of Drawings and Prints
- Numismatics collection
Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm
Sunday/public holidays:10 am to 2.30 pm
General ticket: €10 (valid for two days)
First Sunday of the mont: Free
MNAC + Poble Espanol: €15
How to get there
Metro: L1 and L3 (Pl. Espanya)
Bus: Bus Parc de Montjuïc (Av. de Maria Cristina-MNAC)
50 (Av. De l’Estadi/Piscines Picornell)
13 (Av. Marquès de Comillas/Poble Espanyol)
55 (Museu MNAC/Museu Etnològic)
Up to Pl. d’Espanya 9, 27, 30, 37, 56,57, 65, 79, 109, 157, 165
Parc de Montjuïc