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

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

Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuc, Barcelona, 08038

The Basics

The majestic palace of the National Art Museum of Catalonia towers over Barcelona from its perch above Plaça Espanya and the Montjüic Fountain. The building is an attraction in its own right and many sightseeing tours of the city stop there. Visitors can choose between a single admission ticket to the museum or a museum pass that grants skip-the-line entry to six Barcelona museums, including the Picasso Museum and Joan Miró Foundation.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Barcelona

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Something for everyone
Jaime_L, Aug 2022
Skip the Line: National Art Museum of Catalonia Entrance Ticket
A stunning building with remarkable historical pieces along with a huge collection of modern art. A great coffee shop and the shop is a fab place to pick up a pressie.
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The art museum of Catalonia is amazing!
Heidi_P, Jul 2022
Skip the Line: National Art Museum of Catalonia Entrance Ticket
What an incredible museum! I spent four hours there. The panoramic view of the city was also amazing. It was a breeze getting through the lines with my reservation! Thank you.
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Loved the "Skip the Line" on a hot day.
Deborah_K, Jul 2022
Skip the Line: National Art Museum of Catalonia Entrance Ticket
The skip the line ticket was so rewarding. We walked up the hill on a hot day. The line to get in without tickets was long, but no one was in the pre-purchased line. I would suggest not waiting to long in the day to reserve a spot. the museum was closing at 3 pm instead of 8 pm. Luckily, our ticket was good for a second day and we took advantage of the skip the line again. The museum has a rich collection of local art from the Catalunya area.
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Sublime!
Ali_A, Mar 2020
Skip the Line: National Art Museum of Catalonia Entrance Ticket
Out of all the museums I've seen in this world, this one is by far the most beautiful both on exterior AND interior. I must have taken nearly 100 photos of the exterior facades, towers, and gardens alone. Furthermore, the artwork is quite extraordinary and very well laid out, chronologically lined up from Romanesque, to Gothic, to Baroque, and finally to Modern. All of the exhibits are simply splendid to behold, and in my opinion it is WELL WORTH visiting this museum if you happen to be visiting Barcelona for at least one day.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The museum is a must-see for art lovers and architecture buffs.

  • Book your entrance ticket ahead of time to skip the line at the ticket office and spend more time enjoying the collection.

  • Most of the museum spaces are wheelchair-accessible, and wheelchairs are available to rent from the cloakroom.

  • Free Wi-Fi is available on both floors of the museum.

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How to Get There

There are several ways to get to the hilltop museum. Ride the funicular from Parallel metro station, or take the Barcelona metro to Plaça Espanya (Line 1 or 3) and walk up the hill to the museum entrance. The Barcelona hop-on hop-off bus stops at the museum as well.

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When to Get There

The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday year-round, though hours vary from season to season. Admission is free on the first Sunday of each month, when the museum can get rather crowded. Plan to visit first thing in the morning on a weekday for the best experience.

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Famous Landmarks in La Ribera

The extensive museum collection can be overwhelming, so it’s a good idea to pick out a few highlights you’d like to see before you arrive. Visitor favorites often include the collection of Modernista design pieces by Antoni Gaudí, Zurbarán’s Immaculate Conception, and works by Velázquez, Goya, El Greco, and Rubens.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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