MNAC, half day trip in Barcelona


Today I bring you a very beautiful excursion that will allow you to admire Barcelona from the heights: a visit to the MNAC (National Art Museum of Catalonia). You can dedicate one morning and you will discover some of the most beautiful spots of the city. Choose a sunny day and you will get very nice pictures.

Hoy os traigo una excursión super bonita que os permitirá admirar Barcelona desde las alturas: visita al MNAC (Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña). Podéis dedicarle una mañana y descubriréis rincones super bonitos de la ciudad. Elegid un día que haga sol y conseguiréis unas fotos muy bonitas.


There is direct public transport to the MNAC, but I recommend you getting off at Plaza de España to admire the Las Arenas shopping center and the famous fountains of Montjuic. Climbing the main stairs towards the MNAC is a very nice walk and well worth it. Already before entering the museum you can admire incredible views.

Hay transporte público que te lleva hasta el MNAC, pero os recomiendo bajar en Plaza de España para poder admirar el centro comercial Las Arenas y las famosas fuentes de Montjuic. Subir por las escaleras principales hacia el MNAC es un paseo muy bonito y merece la pena. Ya antes de entrar al museo podéis admirar de unas vistas increíbles.



The so-called National Palace was built for the International Exhibition in 1929, dedicated to an exhibition of Spanish art with more than 5,000 works from all over the country. The waterfalls and fountains of the steps of the Palace were the work of Carles Buïgas, and were placed nine large projectors that still emit intense bundles of light that write the name of the city in the sky. Among all the museum's collections the Romanesque art stands out, considered one of the most complete in the world. You will also find gothic, baroque, renaissance or modern art.

El llamado Palacio Nacional se construyó para la Exposición Internacional de 1929, dedicado a una exposición de arte español con más de 5.000 obras procedentes de todo el territorio nacional. Las cascadas y surtidores de la escalinata del Palacio fueron obra de Carles Buïgas, y se colocaron nueve grandes proyectores que aún hoy emiten unos intensos haces de luz que escriben el nombre de la ciudad en el cielo. De entre todas las colecciones del museo sobresale la de arte románico, considerada una de las más completas del mundo. También encontrarás gótico, barroco, renacimiento o arte moderno. 





The entrance to the museum is also highly recommended. There are several types of tickets. If you just want to see the hall and its spectacular dome, access is free. If you also want access to the rooftop for a more impressive view, is 2€. And if you want to admire their temporary exhibitions, prices vary, but it's usually around 4€. Access to permanent exhibitions costs 12€ and gives you access for two days. On Saturdays the access is free from 3pm!

La entrada al museo es también muy recomendable Hay varios tipos de entradas. Si solo queréis ver el hall y su espectacular cúpula, el acceso es gratuito. Si queréis además acceder a su azotea para tener una visión más impresionante, el precio es de 2€. Y si queréis admirar sus exposiciones temporales, los precios varían, pero suelen rondar los 4€. El acceso a las exposiciones permanentes cuesta 12€ y la entrada te da acceso a dos días. Los sábados a partir de las 15h el acceso es gratuito!




Happy Sunday!
Feliz domingo!


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33 comments

  1. Barcelona is very beautiful city indeed! Although I have to confess first time I visited Barcelona I didn't like it so much, not sure why maybe because I/we (it was in school) spent to much time on "city attractions". But after I visited Barelona on my own and just wander around the city I simply fell in love :)

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    1. Same happend to me! hahahaha I also came first with the school! :)

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  2. With free access after 3pm on a Saturday, I think I would visit then :-) Fabulous views, what a lovely place! #feetdotravel

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    1. yes, it's really beautiful up there! thanks for commenting!

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  3. What a beautifully curated photo guide :) The MNAC looks so beautiful, what a stunning gem in the city!

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  4. Great ideas to see the city and visit the MNAC. Wonderful photos of Barcelona :-) #feetdotravel

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  5. This looks like a great spot thanks for the recommendation, and well timed as we're hoping to get to Barcelona later this year :-) cool pics too!

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  6. We visited Barcelona quite a few years ago and would love to return. Have pinned for future reference. #feetdotravel

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  7. I haven't visited Barcelona although I was so many times in Spain. The MNAC looks beautiful, hope to visit it later this year. Will pin for future reference.Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Oooh! you should come visit the city! ;)

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  8. Great post Midori! You had a stunning day for a really cool excursion.

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  9. Great post! This is one of those cities I can't wait to get to! I love the dome ceiling!!

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  10. You sure know the best places to photograph in Barcelona!

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    1. I definitely have my favorite spots! ;)

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  11. It is a long time since I was in Barcelona - time to return i think! What lovely views too!

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  12. I look forward to visiting here in the next couple of years so thanks for the tips. So much to see and great architecture throughout. It really is a beautiful city.

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  13. Barcelona looks stunning and has been on my list for a while - really need to visit soon. Looks like a great viewpoint of the city! Thanks for sharing

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    1. it is! Thank you for commenting!

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  14. I love that that Museum has free general admission options. Great for budget travelers. The rooftop view is gorgeous too!

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    1. yes, is really cool to have the chance to visit it for free!

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  15. Very nice views and weather! I've been to Barcelona twice but one can never get enough of that city, do you agree? ;)

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  16. This is a part of Barcelona I haven't seen, love the view. Good tip about the museum on Saturday afternoons! Will have to visit here one day (on a Saturday ;) )

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  17. Amazing!! such a beautiful place with an incredible history. I never even knew it existed! Thanks for sharing :)

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