The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) holds an extensive range of works including sculpture, paintings, drawings, engravings, placards, photography and a numismatics (the study of coins). The gallery aims to tell the history of Catalan art from the Romanesque period until the middle of the 20th century. The Romanesque and Gothic collections mainly consist of Catalan art. The Baroque collections include a more international selection, with masterpieces by world renowned painters such as El Greco, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Cranach, Rubens and many more. Returning to Catalunya, the 19th and 20th century collections covering the movements such as Modernism, Noucentisme (a Catalan cultural movement against modernism) and the Avantgarde.
The MNAC library holds documentation and archives on all of the works in the Museum including the temporary exhibitions catalogues. There is also a section for researching general art history and topics related to museumology and restoration.
National Museum of Catalan ArtPalau Nacional-Parc de Montjuic08038 Barcelona
93 622 03 76
Tues to Sat: 10:00-19:00
Sun and pub hols: 10:00-14:30
Mon non-publicN hols: Closed
Jan 1, May 1, Dec 25: Closed
Free admission the first Sunday of every month.