Let your mind wander through the modernist halls of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera. Stand outside the sprawling complex on the bustling Passeig de Gràcia, and enjoy instant access to its soaring atrium and decorative stairwell. The best part: no queues.
Joan Miró Museum (Fundació Joan Miró)
Parc de Montjuïc, Barcelona, 08038
This Barcelona museum is home to a collection of more than 14,000 pieces by Miró—one of the most comprehensive collections of his art in the world covering several mediums and all stages of the artist’s career. Spend more time enjoying the collection and less time queuing up with a skip-the-line entrance ticket, or opt for the Barcelona Museum Pass for entrance into six of Barcelona’s most popular museums, including the Picasso Museum and the National Art Museum of Catalonia. Entrance to the Miró Museum is also included on the Barcelona Card and the complex is a stop on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Joan Miró Museum is a must-visit for art lovers and architecture buffs.
Free Wi-Fi is available to visitors throughout the museum.
The museum is wheelchair accessible, as is public transportation to and from the museum site.
How to Get There
The Joan Miró Museum is well connected by public transportation. Take bus 55 or 150 to Parc de Montjuïc or ride the Montjuïc Funicular from the Parallel metro station. There is no parking available at the museum.
When to Get There
The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday and is closed on Mondays and public holidays. There are free guided tours of the collection in English each Thursday afternoon.
To further promote his belief that art should not be categorized or restricted, Miró dedicated his pieces to the Fundació to be displayed only under the condition that a space be reserved to exhibit the works of emerging artists. In keeping their word, the Fundació created Espai 13, which holds exhibits of upcoming contemporary artists.
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