National Museum of Catalan Art

Parc de Montjuïc
Art Museum

This museum, located in the National Palace built for the 1929 International Exhibition, represents over one thousand years of art in the region: mural paintings from the 11th century, art from the Renaissance, as well as an incredible collection of modern art from the late 19th and 20th centuries. Take time to admire Gaudi’s Art Nouveau furnishings, like the delicate Upright Chair, made of carved wood with a heart shaped back that suspends from a thin wood arm, and Picasso’s magnetic portrait of his lover Marie-Thérèse, Woman in Hat with Fur Collar. Visitors should consider reserving lunch at Restaurant Oleum: Located in the palace’s throne room, where King Alfonso XII of Spain inaugurated the exhibition in 1929, it has one of the best views of Barcelona. 

National Museum of Catalan Art
Palau Nacional, Parc de MontjuïcBarcelona, Spain

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