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Fundació Joan Miró

The museum with the works of Miró in Barcelona

The Fundació Joan Miró is a foundation, which operates in Barcelona the museum on the mountain Montjuïc. From the terrace of the museum you have a wonderful view over the sea of houses of Barcelona.

The museum was founded in 1975 still during the life of Joan Miró. There should be a large part of the works of the artist and exhibit space for works of innovative artists of the 20th Century. Joan Miró was interested in the Museum of the foundation as a place of inspiration and exploration of art in Barcelona.

Visiting the Fundació Joan Miró

As an architect, Joan Miró engaged  a friend of his: Lluis Sert. Sert had built the famous Spanish Pavilion at the World Exhibition in Paris in which the painting "Guernica" by Picasso had been issued. He built the Fundació in a Mediterranean style, and laid emphasis on natural light from the sun in the exhibition rooms.

Twice, the Fundació structurally must be expanded to make room for the works Miró create. The fully white building shows the visitors of the exhibition besides on the work of Miró also changing exhibitions of modern artists.

The artist himself donated most of the exhibits. Among them are sculptures known as the "Couple aux jeux d'amoureux de fleur d'amandier" (1975), pictures, drawings, ceramics and graphics. Miró created specifically for the Fundació a large complex tapestry, the visitor notices at the beginning.

A special attraction is the Fountain "font of mercury", which was donated by Alexander Calder who created it for the World Exhibition in Paris in 1937. In this fountain flows no water, but mercury. For this reason, it is firmly behind thick glass walls blocked.

On the large terrace of the museum are colorful sculptures Miró. From here you can enjoy a unique look of Barcelona. The cafe of the Fundació invites one after visiting the impressive exhibition of sculptures Miró to a break.


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
April-Oct.: Tue, Wed, Fri 10-20.00
Nov.-March: Tue, Wed, Fri 10-18.00

All year:
- Thu. 10-21:00, Sat. 10-20:00
- Sun.+holidays: 10-15:00

Cloed on Mondays (except on holidays)
Cloed on Mondays 25 and 26 Dec., 1 Jan.

Admission
Normal ticket: €12.00
Students, senior (+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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