The Barcelona Art Museum has works from more than 1,000 years of history displayed under one roof. While some of the other museums in Barcelona focus on more specialist topics, such as the Maritime Museum or the Joan Miro Museum, the Museu Nacional d’Art features Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque, as well as nineteenth and twentieth century art all in one building.
One admission ticket grants visitors access to the rich variety of art available at the Palau Nacional. No matter what your artistic interests are, you will find a collection at this museum that is sure to delight you. This museum is perfect for groups traveling together that have different interests, as it is possible for a group to split up in the museum to see the photography collection, the print collection, or the modern art collection. Besides being an important cultural institution for Barcelona, this museum is also a crowd-pleaser for tourists of all ages.
The Barcelona Art Museum is Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm and on Sundays and holidays from 10 am to 2:30 pm. The museum is always closed on Mondays. The price of admission at the Museu Nacional d’Art is relatively low, and it's valid for two days. This allows visitors to spread out what they would like to see over a couple days instead of cramming it into one day. If you’re traveling on a budget, the Palau Nacional offers free admission once per month, on the first Sunday of each month. Visitors under 16 or over 65 are also admitted to the museum for free.
There are many ways to reach the museum with public transportation, including the Metro to the Placa Espanya stop and buses to Montjuic Park. Beyond the permanent collection, the Barcelona Art Museum also features a variety of visiting exhibitions. The museum shop is the perfect place to pick up something to remember your day of exploring centuries of art and its history.