The National Art Museum of Catalonia or Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) is one of Barcelona's main art galleries, holding the greatest collection of Catalan art in the world. The museum is located in the Palau Nacional in Montjuic.
The museum has been housed in the Palau Nacional since 1990, when it was rehabilitated for the 1992 Olympics after being constructed in 1929 for the International Exposition. The permanent exhibitions on show at MNAC display art from 11th Century Romanesque paintings, ivory and wood sculptures from the Gothic era, through to modern art.
Additionally the Numismatics section holds over 134000 coins, medals and examples of paper currency from different periods throughout history. There are also sections dedicated to drawings, prints and posters, and photography.
If you wish to learn even more about Catalan art, there's a library and archive and a host of temporary exhibitions.
Address: Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuic, 08038
How To Get There: MNAC is served by Espanya metro station (red line, green line).
How to Get to Barcelona: You can fly to Barcelona El Prat
airport or take the train there from all other major Spanish cities via Renfe, Spain's national rail network.