Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) or the National Art Museum of Catalonia - no doubt, an important point of your cultural route through Barcelona. It is located in a building recently renovated National Palace, located on the mountain of Montjuïc. The museum was created in 1990 year through the merger of the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Art of Catalonia. One only its building itself is worth a visit, especially Oval Hall, where in 1992 It was held the award ceremony of the Olympic Games. However, the main reason for the visit - it is a huge collection of art - the most impressive in Spain.
MNAC permanent collection includes a complete collection of Catalan art, from the ancient Roman era to the avant-garde, from painting and sculpture to prints and posters.
The largest fine art museum of Catalonia presented a collection of different periods: Romance, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Modernism. The largest and oldest collection in Europe - is a collection of Romanesque art, it relates to 11, 12 and 13 age.
Romanesque collection is considered one of the most complete in the world. It is based on a unique collection of Romanesque frescoes, exhibited at the appropriate architectural background. Some of the major works of wall painting XII and XIII centuries, were removed in 1920 from the small churches in the Pyrenees. Besides, The collection includes three-dimensional collection of paintings on wood and wood sculpture.
The Gothic collection includes paintings and works of stone and wood 13-15 centuries. It is represented by such sculptors, Hoping to Jaume Kaskals Perez Sanglada, as well as artists - Pere Serra, Luis Borrassa, Bernat Martorely and Jaime Uge.
Representatives of the Renaissance and Baroque Museum are Titian, Tintoretto, El Greco, Jose de Ribera, Velazquez and Rubens.
Modernism collection period includes items of Catalan Art 19 century until 1940 of the year. Representatives of this period, painting are Mariano Fortuny, Gaudi, Ramon Casas, Santiago Rusynol, Julio Gonzalez, Pablo Gargaliye, and of course representatives of the avant-garde movement - Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso. Even here you can find sculptures and furniture. The collection includes a variety of directions this period, from neoclassicism and realism, bypassing nousentizm modernism and avant-garde art and finishing.
The exposition of the museum includes exhibits from the Foundation Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza - one of the largest private collections in Spain.
The museum numismatic work and engravings departments, as well as an art library (the MNAC Library) and the total file (the Arxiu General).
At the checkout, you can find a guide to the museum, with it will be easier to understand, what part do you see this or that collection. Also, check out your local bookstore, which is one of the biggest and best museum shops in Spain with a huge selection of books in different languages.
Now MNAC temporary exhibitions of paintings Jose tapir, Anthony Viladomata engravings and paintings modernistkoy.
The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday 10: 00 to 19:00, and Sunday 10: 00 to 14:30