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Fundació Joan Miró

The museum with Miró's works in Barcelona

When traveling to Barcelona, you will inevitably come across art works by the artist Joan Miró: when you arrive at the airport, you will be greeted by a huge mosaic of Miró and the city's most representative bank, la Caixa, has a star created by the artist in the logo.


Recommendations for the Miró-Museum

  • Free admission with the Articket and the Barcelona Card
  • Get to the Miró-Museum with the Bus Turístic
Highlights

Articket

Barcelona Card

The Barcelona Card offers many top attractions with free and discounted admission, no standing in line, free use of public transport and much more.

  • Free admission to 25 attractions
  • Discounts at more than 70 other museums, leisure activities, cultural venues, shops, pubs and restaurants
  • Public transport for free: within the urban area (zone 1) Metro, tram, city bus (TMB), FGC (Catalan railway), RENFE (Spanish railway)
  • Free train, bus 46 and metro L9 from El Prat de Llobregat Airport to the city center and back
  • Accompanying booklet with city map, metro plan and description of facilities with discounts
  • The Barcelona Card is available for 3, 4 or 5 days (72, 96 and 120 hours from first use).
  • For 2 days (48 hours) you can get the Barcelona Card Express.
  • Barcelona Card for children: 4-12 years

Bus Turístic

  • Bus ticket for one or two consecutive days
  • Ticket valid on all three lines (two in winter)
  • You can get on and off at 45 stops and change trains at will
  • Route plan with the stops
  • Audio commentary in English and 15 other languages
  • Each guest receives their own earphones (on the bus)
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Small guide with lots of information (on the bus)
  • Coupons with many discounts (on the bus)
  • Lower deck is wheelchair accessible
Booking Information

Artickets, Barcelona Cards and Bus Turístic

  • Simply indicate the number of desired Artickets, select the shipping method and click on "Add to Cart".
  • Please note that there are no special artickets for children.
  • During the Sónar Festival in June (June 14-16, 2018) no entry to the CCCB and MACBA is possible.

Shipping

  • Fast shipping (4.90 € shipping costs): With this option you can receive your artickets, Barcelona Cards and tickets for the Bus Turístic before you travel to Barcelona. No waiting time to pick them up, no waiting at checkout. You are independent of the opening hours of the issuing offices.
  • Sending by e-mail (free of charge): Immediately after booking, you will receive a voucher that will allow you to pick up your booked Barcelona Cards or Bus Turístic tickets directly on the bus, airport or several locations in the city area (see below). You can redeem the voucher for the Telefèric at the respective cash register, just show the voucher.

Issuing Offices

For vouchers sent by e-mail you will receive Artickets, Barcelona Cards and Bus Turístic at the following pick-up points (Tourist Infos) at the following opening times:

  • Right in one of the buses (only Bus Turístic Ticket)
  • Barcelona Airport "El Prat de Llobregat", Terminal T1 and T2 (daily from 9 to 20:30)
  • Plaça Catalunya, basement opposite the department store El Cortes Inglés (daily from 08:30 to 20:30)
  • Plaça Sant Jaume/Ciutat, 2 (Mon-Fri 08:30-20:30, Sat. 9:00-19:00, Sun 9:00 to 14:00)
  • Estació del Nord (buses leave from Girona at this bus station, open Oct.-June 9:00 - 15:00, July-Sept. 8:30 to 19:30, March to June and Oct. 09:00 to 15:00. Closed Nov. to Feb.)
  • Central Station Sants Estació (daily 08:00 to 20:00)
  • Tourist informations closed on 25.12. and 1.1.
Cancellation Policy
  • Booking without risk: unused Artickets, Barcelona Cards, Bus Turístic tickets received by post can be returned until January 15 of the following year, we will refund the full purchase price
  • The booking for delivery by e-mail (voucher) can be canceled up to six weeks after the booking, but no later than January 15 of the following year
  • No cancellation fees

Close to Plaça Espanya at Parc de Joan Miró, behind the department store Las Arenas, Joan Miró's "Dona i Ocell" (woman and bird), a colourful tribute to the fusion of man and woman, is located. If you're getting to Barcelona via cruise ship over the harbour: even here you are welcomed by Miró's round mosaic face at the Ramblas.

It is worth it, to dedicate your time to Miró's works at the museum Fundació Joan Miró. An opportunity arises to walk from Plaça Espanya to the Miró Museum. Stroll past the MNAC, the Catalonian national museum, through the small Jardí de les Escultures, which is leading you straight to the Fundació.

The Miró Museum and the Fundació Joan Miró

The foundation Fundació Joan Miró was initiated by the artist Joan Miró himself and the same year, the museum was opened on June 10th in 1975. The artist relinquished the majority of his works to the foundation. Other works are presents from his wife Pilar Juncosa, Joan Prats und Kazumasa Katsutas. Well known skulptures such as the "Couple d’Amoureux aux Jeux de Fleur d’Amandier" (1975) and a large, lavishly designed wall hanging, made particularly for the foundation, are among these works.

The museum owns over 10.000 paintings, drawings, sculputes, stage designs and carpets from Joan Miró - the earliest drawings are from 1901. On the roof top terrace you can admire Miró's colourful sculpures together with a wonderful view of Barcelona. The Miró museum enfolds by far the largest collection of Joan Miró's works today.

Miró wanted to create an international, interdisciplinary centre, which makes art publicly available. Until today the foundation organizes alternating contemporary exhibitions from the 20th and 21st century, as well as academic research projects and cultural events. Among others we recommend the "Nits de música" (nights of music) with numerous offers of classical music, where international artists perform each Thursday. The centre received the European Museum of the Year Award in 1977.

The Museum Building

The building was created by Josep Lluís Sert, Miró's good friend and Le Corbusier's student. You can recognize the close friendship and the cooperation of them by the alternation of exhibit and architecture: both tended to harmonic forms and playing with light, space and colours; besides that they combined their love to nature and Catalonia, which explains the architactural distinctiveness of the inner courtyard in the middle of the building, which all the rooms are centrifugically arranged to. You can find this typical Catalonian, from Roman times originating so called "Impluvium" in numerous Catalonian monasteries and palaces.

During Franco's dictatorship, Josep Lluís Sert was the head of School of Design at Harvard University in the U.S. and was thus the first internationally renowned Spanish architect. In 1929 he founded the GATPAC (Grup d'Arquitectes i Tècnics per the Progrés de l'Architecture Contemporània), to release a pulse towards the modernisation and development of the Spanish architecture. He was especially influenced from the well known architects Wright, Gropius, Mies Van Der Rohe and his teacher Le Corbusier, which is reflected in his rational and pragmatic style.

The clear and cubistic shapes all in white make the museum building look light and flowing and make the rooms look larger. The offset arrangement of the inner rooms, interfused by bright patios and terraces create dynamic, transparency and a lot of natural light in the inside of the building. For Josep Lluís Sert the core elements were flexibility and movement, without losing spacial continuity. As a result, the visitors are given the opportunity to experience the artwork in different ways, depending on which room they are approaching the objects from.
The building was expanded in 1986 and 2000 and received the „Twenty-Five Year Award“ of the American Institute of Architects in 2002.

From the terrace of the museum you have a wonderful view over the buildings of Barcelona. After the exhibition you can anjoy a break in the museum café in between Miró's sculptures and afterwards visit the musum library, which holds the artist's personal book collection.


Book the Articket here and Get Free Admission to the Miró Museum Without Having to Stand in Line

With the Articket you get free admission to the Miró-Museum and other well known museums without standing in line.
Please enter the number of tickets you would like to buy and choose the shipping option:
2018 Articket Barcelona 30.00 € 29.00€
Please select the shipping method:
By e-mail (free shipping)
By post (€4.90 shipping and handling costs)


Important information

Address
Avinguda Miramar, 71-75, Parc de Montjuïc
Phone: +34 934 439 470
www.fmirobcn.org/en/

Arrival
Metro: Paral·lel (L2, L3), dann mit der Funicular de Montjuïc (Standseilbahn)
Bus Turístic: Fundació Joan Miró

Opening times
Apr-Oct: Tue, Wed, Fri 10-20:00
Nov-Mar: Tue, Wed, Fri 10-18:00
Throughout the year:
- Thurs 10-21:00, Sat 10-20:00
- Sun + holidays: 10-15:00
Closed on Mondays (except public holidays)
Closed on 25.12., 26.12. 1.1.

Admission
Normal ticket: €12.00
Students, seniors 65+: €7.00
Children up to 14 years: free
Free admission with the Barcelona Card and the Articket Barcelona.

Tips for the visit of the Fundació Joan Miró

The easiest way to get to the museum by Bus Turístic (red line). It stops in front of the Fundació Joan Miró.
For the museum you should plan about 1.5 hours.



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