Culture

For a more enjoyable experience in Barcelona, from the Hotel Miramar we recommend you a visit to the MNAC: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (National Art Museum of Catalonia). There you will discover works of art of the most representative catalan artists, but also some collections of international performers. The museum is located in Montjuïc hill like our hotel, and you'll find it near plaça Espanya and the famous Magic Fountain of Montjuïc too.

Since 1934, the MNAC is located in the Palau Nacional of Montjuïc. This palace was built because of the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition (an electrical industries exhibition). The museum opened its doors with a great fund of medieval art, however, over the years it has been adding other important collections of Romanesque and Gothic art. Furthermore, since September 2014 has also been placed as the reference museum of modernism and the Civil War for many reasons: it has greatly increased the number of artistic pieces of the 19th and 20th centuries; it has been improved and redistributed its historical art route, and it has joined the Film and Photography History.

Some of the exhibitions which currently houses are: 'Stories in Metal: Art and Power in European medals' (series of medals from different events, successes and historical figures), 'Casagemas: The artist beneath the myth' (legacy of one of the great friends of the young Picasso, whom committed suicide aged only 20) and 'Manoeuvre by Perejaume' (130 pieces taking a cross-cutting look at Catalan artistic creation). Throughout this year you will find another exhibitions like 'Gabriel Casas. Photography, information and modernity' (120 images of one of the most important Spanish photographers during the Spanish Civil War), 'Artistic practice in Catalonia, 1950-1977' (chronology of the evolution of Catalan art between those years) and '17th century still life paintings' (an exhibition of 15 still life paintings of artists from the Spanish Golden Age).

The MNAC also has several recreational and educational activities that allow you to explore the historic building. The museum also has two rooftop viewpoints to discover an espectacular panoramic view of Barcelona.



Directions to MNAC from Hotel Miramar

Time: 20 minutes walk

From the Passeig de Miramar, turn right onto Avenue Miramar. Then he continued straight on the Plaça de Neptú and Avinguda de l'Estadi; later turn right towards the Passeig de Santa Madrona. Finally, if you continue by the Avinguda dels Montanyans and you go down the flight of stairs to the street from the Mirador del Palau Nacional, will reach the MNAC. Front access is via a grand staircase from Avenida de la Reina Maria Cristina.



Photo by Enrique Freire


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