National Art Museum

National Art Museum Barcelona
The MNAC ( National Art Museum of Catalonia ) scrolls through ten centuries of Catalan art,  from the XI to the XX Century .

It is located in the National Palace, in the Hill of Montjuic, and it was built on the occasion of the International Exhibition hold in 1929 .

It has four permanent collections dedicated to different periods of art history . Not forgetting the stunning collections dedicated to the world of photography, drawings , engravings , posters and numismatics.

The most important ones are the areas dedicated to Romanesque and Gothic art : showing paintings, sculpture, religious objects and pieces of jewelry . If we talk about Romanesque art , the MNAC has a worldwide unique collection of murals , in terms of quantity and quality.

Equally important is the collection of Gothic art , painting altarpieces mainly made by Catalan masters of the XIV and XV Century, as J.Huget or Lluís Borrassà .

There are also areas dedicated to the art of the Renaissance and Baroque. The modern art acquisitions are part of several collections : Thyssen- Bornemisza and Collection Cambo among others. His works are those of the great European painters of the time: Titian, Rembrandt , Zurbaran , Velazquez , El Greco , Rubens ...

Without ignoring modern art collection with pieces by artists extraordinarily distinguished Modern Art Style such as Novell, Santiago Rusinol , Ramón Casas ..and XXth Century Avant-garde artists , representedby Antoni Tàpies , Picasso and Salvador Dali works among others.

Without any doubt this is the best museum of Barcelona to a better understanding of History of Art trhough the centuries.

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Palau Nacional. Parc de Montjuïc
08038 Barcelona
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Public Transport:

Metro L1 and L3, stop Plaça Espanya.
You can also get in Railway:
FGC Plaça Espanya stop.
Bus 9, 13, 27, 30, 37, 50, 55, 56, 57, 65, 79, 109, 157 and 165.
Barcelona Tourist Bus, stop MNAC.


From Tuesday to Saturday : Open from 10-19 h
Sundays: Open from 10 am to 14.30 pm
Closed Mondays , except holidays
Annual closure : January 1 , May 1 and December 25

Admission fees

General admission:
General Ticket price : € 10
Includes : Visit to the permanent collection and temporary.
Audio Guide System * Valid for two days for a month.


30 % less for: students, unemployed . Families ( 2 adults + 1 child ) and large families .
Groups of schoolchildren or students, accompanied by teachers without reservation.
20 % off : With Checkbook discount the tourist bus .
Discount with Barcelona Card

Free visit :

Under 16 years. Over 65 years.
Teachers accredited school groups or students, accompanied by teachers or teachers with advance reservation .
Accompanying groups. Students accredited by the relevant department to conduct a research .
* You can purchase your tickets at the Museum, or by phone:

Tel- entrada

Phone: 902 10 12 12
From outside Spain :
Tel : (00 34) 93 326 29 46
* It is one of the museums included in the Art Ticket .

Additional information

Services available at the MNAC :
Parking , café and restaurant Cubic Oleum , shop, and library.
Accessibility features for people with disabilities.
To take a guided tour to the MNAC you have two options: book the tour through the museum, or do the full tour of the National Museum Your guide Barcelona offers to you.

Your Guide Barcelona Guided Tour

The guided tour we suggest you of the MNAC in Barcelona is a comprehensive visit to the museum , walking through centuries of history, as a background to this art museum of the city , with the help of an expert official tour guide for a better understanding of the art centre.
You can choose the date that best suits your needs , how much you want to last it, and the language that interests you. See our tTours section there you will find all information about our tours and you can request your budget .

MNAC Guided tours

First Sunday of the month,
Tour included with the entry: " 1000 years of Catalan art ."
Visit in Catalan : at 12:00 h
Visit in Spanish : at 24:15 .
For group visits :
Powered by reservation.
Minimum 10 people , maximum 25 people .
It is imperative with 15 days notice .
Information and Reservations Phone : 93 622 March 75