The National Art Museum of Catalonia, created in 1990, houses all kinds of works with the aim of preserving and displaying all Catalan art from the Romanesque period to the 20th century.
The MNAC, as it is generally called, is a consortium with its own legal status, formed of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia, Barcelona City Council, and the Public Administration.
The museum is located in the National Palace of Montjuic, built for the 1929 International Exhibition. The building covers an area of 32,000 square metres and has a classical style with a symmetrical front façade crowned by a Roman-style dome.
The museum's permanent collection is classified into: Romanesque; Gothic; Renaissance and Baroque (Thyssen-Bornemisza collection and the Cambó bequest); Modern Art (Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza collection); numismatics, drawings, prints, posters, and photographs, as well as temporary exhibitions.
Address: Av. Reina Maria Cristina, s/n
Buses: 13, 50, 55
Metro: Espanya (L1 and L3)