Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

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At first sight

Discover the most important collection of Romanesque mural paintings in the world and the benchmark of Modernism in Barcelona

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya houses the finest collection of Catalan Romanesque mural paintings in the world.

This collection, together with the splendour of Gothic art, provides a fascinating look at medieval art.

Besides this, there are works of art from the period of Modernism, with some of the most emblematic and significant pieces by Casas, Rusiñol or Gaudí. The works of great European Renaissance and Baroque painters complete the collection.

The building that the Museu Nacional is housed in was built for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition. Inside, we find the Oval Hall, measuring over 2,000 square metres, the Dome Hall and the Òleum Restaurant, set in the old Throne Room, which along with the museum’s rooftop viewpoints offers one of the best panoramic views of Barcelona.

The Catalan National Art Museum has different catering services: The Museum Cafè, the Òleum Restaurant, the Balcony-Terraces on the roofs of the building, as well as the Gift Shop and the Art History Library.




Practical information

The price includes
  • General Ticket: ticket to visit the permanent collection, the temporary exhibitions in progress of the museum and the Balcony-Terraces, which offer one of the best panoramic views of Barcelona
  • Senior ticket (>55 years): Ticket to visit the permanent collection and the temporary exhibitions of the museum + audioguide + glass of cava or soft drink on the terrace
  • Ticket valid for 2 days, to be enjoyed for a month from the date of exchange of the voucher.
Free entrance
  • <16 years
  • >65 years
  • Saturdays, from 3 pm, 18/05 (International Museum Day) and 11/09 (Catalonia Day)
  • First Sunday of each month, with a free guided tour of the permanent collection, at 12 noon (Catalan) and 12.15 pm (Spanish)

*The discounts and gratuities must be accredited with the corresponding document at the box office.

  • All year
  • From 01/10 to 30/04 (Winter):
    • from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm
    • Sundays and holidays, from 10 am to 3 pm
  • From 02/05 to 30/09 (Summer):
    • from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 8 pm
    • Sundays and holidays, from 10 am to 3 pm
  • Closed: Mondays not holidays, 01/01, 01/05 and 25/12
  • With the free apps you can follow the different itineraries to discover the museum: 4 itineraries of the permanent collection (Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance / Baroque and Modern) in 8 languages: Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
  • Catalan National Art Museum: Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n. E-08038 – Barcelona.
  • Activity suitable for wheelchair users or people with reduced mobility. Lifts available. Loan service for wheelchairs and strollers for children.
  • The sign guides will not be delivered but can be viewed on our YouTube channel, where you will find explanatory videos and subtitles in Catalan (LSC), Spanish (LSE) and international (SSI) sign language.

  • The entrance of guide dogs is allowed.
Covid-19 information
  • As a measure of respect for other visitors, the use of a mask is mandatory during the visit.
  • Keep a distance of 2 meters with the other visitors and follow the indications of the direction of movement that you will find marked on the ground.
  • The use of the lifts is recommended for people with reduced mobility. If you want to use them, remember that only one person can enter at a time.
  • We have distributed 150 dispensers with hydroalcoholic solution for the entire building.
  • The museum controls at all times that the capacity does not exceed the allowed. In some smaller rooms the capacity is even more limited. We will indicate it to you in each case.
  • We make sure that the density for each visitor is adequate. For this reason, we have not enabled exclusive strips for vulnerable groups. We guarantee your safety at all times.
  • We have enabled disinfectant rugs at the museum entrance and methacrylates at the public service points. We recommend buying the ticket online.
  • For security reasons, if you want to buy the entrance to the museum, it is advisable to pay by card.
  • To avoid contagion, the audio guides will not be delivered but you can view them on our YouTube channel, where you will find explanatory videos and subtitles in sign language in Catalan (LSC), Spanish (LSE) and international (SSI).
  • Seal of adhesion to Biosphere Responsible Tourism
  • Seal of Save Travels
  • Members of Barcelona +
  • Sustainable AENOR and EMAS
  • Environmental management certification IQNet SR10
  • Social Responsibility Certificate ISO 14001
  • Certificate as a public institution we comply with the highest quality standards

Term and conditions

  • The deadline to exchange the voucher is until 31/12 of the year in which the purchase of the voucher has been made.
  • The ticket is valid for two days during a month from the date of exchange of the voucher.
  • Exchange the voucher for a ticket in the museum’s ticket office, at least 30′ before closing.Cancellation Policy:
    • By the company: In case of cancellation of the activity for reasons beyond the company’s control, a change of date will be offered to the customer.
    • By the customer: Once the voucher has been issued, it can not be cancelled.

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Museu Nacional d Art de Catalunya (MNAC)
License number | NIF Q5856250E
+34 936 220 360 Mirador del Palau Nacional de Montjuïc Barcelona, E-08038
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