Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, Barcelona

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    Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

    by acemj Updated Dec 12, 2003

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    The National Art Museum of Catalonia is housed in the national palace and has a large collection which includes works by Velasquez and El Greco. Most impressive are the enormous Romanesque frescoes that are simply staggering to behold.

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    Palau Nacional

    by tompt Updated Aug 22, 2003
    Palau Nacional at night

    The Palau Nacional was built as a palace for the king during the world exhibition in 1929. Nowadays it is a museum for catalan art.
    You can just visit the building without going into the museum. The entrancehall and the partyroom behind it are worth seeing.
    At night the Palau Nacional is in lights...

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    MUSEU d'ART DE CATALUNYA

    by eden_teuling Written Apr 18, 2003

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    PALAU d'ART DE CATALUNYA, BARCELONA

    To reach this Museum you have to climb and climb but do so slowly and steadily and you will arrive at the PALAU NACIONAL....

    This is a royal, stately reminder of the WORLD EXHIBITION of 1929 and houses wonderful collections...

    Open: TUESDAYS THROUGH TO SUNDAYS 9am - 2pm......

    There is a restaurant and a very fine gift shop where I bought one of my many silver rings!!

    The photograph I took leaving the building and having a view over BARCELONA....

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    Art museum

    by bicycle_girl Written Mar 31, 2003
    Art Museum, Barcelona

    I have to admit I didn't go in, I had a ferry to take that afternoon and I didn't want to leave my bike alone in a very touristy area. But as it lay on a hill I thought I would have a nice view of the city...

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    The Modern Art Museum

    by AndyRG Updated Dec 19, 2002

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    This museum is in Ciutadella park. It has many paintings and sculptures, an example of the artistic character of Barcelona. You can also visit MNAC in Montjuic hill, where you can go by the cable car from the nearby harbour.
    On this hill you can see the Olympic Stadium (now it is used by the football team of Espaniol), Palau San Jordi (I had seen there a great concert of Bruce Springsteen!), the Military Museum, the telecommunications tower...

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    THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CATALONIAN ART

    by Helga67 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    National Museum, Barcelona

    The museum is one of the most important museums for Romanesque art. You can see more than 100 pieces, including sculptures, icons, and frescoes. The highlight of the museum is the collection of murals from various Romanesque churches. The frescoes and murals are displayed in apses, much as in the churches in which they were found. Each is placed in sequential order, providing the viewer with a tour of Romanesque art from its primitive beginnings to the more advanced, late Romanesque and early Gothic era.

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    palau nacional + magic fountain

    by call_me_rhia Written Nov 1, 2002

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    palau nacional seen from the back

    This building, the national palace, was built by Enric Catà i Catà for the 1929 expo. Today it hosts the Museu Nacional d'Art Catalunya (national museum of catalan art). In front of the palace there's the magic fountain: it's supposed to have a show of dancing waters and light: times and days vary according to the season, so you best ask for precise info before heading there.

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    Museu Nacional d'Art de...

    by conny_bazen Written Sep 2, 2002

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    Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)
    Contains a collection of Romanesque mural painting, a collection of Gothic art and a collection of European renaissance and baroque art. The modern part shows the most important Catalan art currents from the 19th century to the mid-20th century.

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    The National Palace.

    by miksu Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The National Palace.In front of the Palace is an illuminated fountain,the work of the Catalan engineer Carlos Buhigas.It offers visitors a fascinating display of changing combinations of water and colour formations.

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    The Museu Nacional d'Arte de...

    by ucbwalker Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The Museu Nacional d'Arte de Catalunya (MNAC) on Montjuic Hill just above Placa de Espanya has a jaw-dropping collection of Romanesque frescoes. Walking through the museum is basically like walking through a succession of little reconstructed Catalunyan churches, with their wild frescoes intact for your viewing pleasure. I didn't stop by the Gothic collection (too short on time), but there was an interesting temporary exhibit on the significance of colors downstairs, so you might want to get the combined permanent/temporary ticket.

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    MNAC (Catalonia Art National...

    by silvia-m.b Written Aug 25, 2002

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    MNAC (Catalonia Art National Museum) Probably with the most famous in the world romanesque collection, also Gothic, Barroc and Renaissance artist masterpieces. The collection tell the story of Catalan art from the earliest manifestations of Romanesque art to the 1940s, in a continous discourse in which different artistic techniques are interrelated to offer a comprehensive view of each period. The various departments are housed in different buildings distributed around Barcelona: MNAC, MAM & Art History General Library.
    Great location to see the city and surroundings areas

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    The MNAC is the 'Museu...

    by JaumeBCN Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The MNAC is the 'Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya'. The building is called National Palace and it was built in 1929 in occasion of the World's Fair too. Nowadays it holds one of the most important Romanesque and Gothic Art collection in the world. Gae Aulenti projected the Sala Oval, a venue inside the museum used for different events.

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    Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya.

    by Maurizioago Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Pic taken from the web.

    The National Museum of Catalunyan Art is located in a former royal palace It houses a rich collection of Romanic, Gotic, Rinascimental and Baroque art.

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    MNAC

    by visitcebu Written Mar 20, 2009
    MNAC

    Take some picnic items, sit on the steps fronting the MNAC and enjoy the views while having your picnic.

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    National Art Museum of Catalonia

    by mallyak Written Sep 10, 2008

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    It is housed in the Palau Nacional, built for the 1929 World's Fair. Situated on the Montjuïc hill at the end of Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, it was rehabilitated by the 1992 Summer Olympics

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