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Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)

The Largest Collection of Roman Frescoes

The Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) is housed in the Palau Nacional, a Neo-Baroque palace. The museum building is located at the bottom of the local mountain of Barcelona, the Montjuïc.

Our Recommendation for the MNAC

  • Free admission with the Barcelona Card and Articket
  • Get to the MNAC with Bus Turístic

Included Services of Artickets

Benefits of the Barcelona Card

Included Services of the Bus Turístic Ticket

  • 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 whenever you like
  • Audio commentary in English and in 15 other languages
  • Detailed information on the product page of Bus Turístic

Included Services of Telefèric


Opening Hours of the MNAC

  • Winter (1 October to 30 April):
    Tuesdays - Saturdays 10:00-18:00
  • Summer (1 May to 30 September):
    Tuesdays - Saturdays 10:00-20:00
  • Sundays and holidays 10:00-15:00
  • Closed on Mondays, except public holidays
  • Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December

Booking Information for Artickets, Barcelona Cards and Bus Turístic

  • Simply enter the desired amount of Artickets, Barcelona Cards or Bus Turístic tickets, choose the shipping method and click on "Add to cart".
  • Please consider that there are no specific Artickets for children.
  • Please consider: no admission to CCCB and MACBA during the Sónar-Festival in June (14-16 June 2018).

Booking Information Telefèric

  • Simply enter the number of tickets you would like to book on the upper right and click on "Add to cart".
  • Immediately after booking you will receive an e-mail with the voucher. With the voucher you can pick up your tickets at the valley station Parc de Montjuïc.
  • The voucher is valid during the entire calendar year for one time usage. You can redeem the voucher whenever you would like to. There's no need to determine a date in advance.


  • Shipping by post (€4.90): In order to receive your Articket, Barcelona Card or Bus Turístic tickets before your arrival. Collection is not necessary. You are independent of opening times of the issuing points. Validity begins with the first use of the ticket. You can return any unused Articket to us up until 15 January the following year and receive a full refund.
    Here you find the shipping times.
  • Shipping by e-mail (free shipping): Immediately after booking you will get a voucher that allows you to pick up your booked Articket, Barcelona Cards or Bus Turístic tickets directly at the bus (Bus Turístic tickets only), at the airport or other locations in the city (issuing points are listed below).

Issuing Points

Opening hours of the issuing points (tourist infos) for the Articket, Barcelona Cards, Bus Turístic tickets, if sent the voucher by e-mail:

  • Airport Barcelona "El Prat de Llobregat", Terminal T1 and T2 (Opening time: Daily, 8.30 - 20.30.
  • Plaça de Catalunya, basement opposite the El Cortes Inglés (Opening time: Daily, 8.30 - 20.30, 26th December and 6th January, from 9.00 to 15.00)
  • Plaça de Sant Jaume/Ciutat, 2 (Opening time: Monday to Friday: 8.30 - 20.00, Saturday: 9.00 - 19.00 Sunday and public holidays: 9.00 - 14.00, 26th December and 6th January: from 9.00 - 14.00)
  • Estació del Nord (at this bus station the busses from Girona airport stops, opened: Mon + Wed 09:00 to 19.00, Tue 09.00 to 20.00, Thu + Fri 09.00 - 21.00, Sat 10.30 - 20.00, Son 9:30 - 15.00 and 16.00 - 20.00.
  • Main station Sants Estació (Opening time: Daily, 8.00 - 20.00, 26th December and 6th January: 9.00 to 15)
  • All Tourist Info closed on 1st of January and 25th of December

Cancellation Policy

  • Unused Barcelona Cards, Artickets or Bus Turístic tickets shipped via post can be returned until 15 January of the following year, provided that they were bought from our website.
  • In case of shipping via e-mail you can cancel the unused voucher up to six weeks after booking. Latest until 15 January of the following year.
  • No cancellation fees.
  • If the voucher was redeemed in exchange for the tickets, a cancellation is not possible, even if the tickets aren't used.

The Palau was originally the Spanish Pavilion at the World Fair of 1929. After extensive renovation work it was reopened in 1997. Overall, the museum exhibits more than 260,000 works of art and is therefore the largest and most important museum in Barcelona.

Visiting the MNAC and Montjuïc

A Catalan Museum Act, the museum MNAC was founded in 1990 by the merger of the Museu d'Art de Catalunya (Romance, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque) and the Museu d'Art Modern (Arts of the 19th and 20th century).

The world's largest collection of Roman frescoes fills most of the rooms of the MNAC. The Romanesque frescoes date from the vestibule of 29 major Romanesque churches in the Pyrenees. So they could be saved before being destroyed by the Spanish Civil War. The frescoes are in so-called "ambits'. These are small demarcated areas. In each ambit you can get information about the church, from which the frescoes are. In addition, the MNAC shows countless sacred objects.

The MNAC has the most important collection of Catalan art from the 19th Century and the first decades of the 20th Century. Several phases of art history changed in this time: neoclassicism, realism, modernism (Catalan Art Nouveau).

In addition to the Roman frescoes there's a department of Gothic frescoes and statues at MNAC, a smaller collection is devoted to works of the Baroque and the Renaissance.

The Numismático Gabinete de Cataluña (GNC) owns the most important public collection of coins, a total of 130,000 pieces from the 6th Century BC to date and about 7800 pieces are exhibited.

Book the Articket here and Get Free Admission to the MNAC

With the Articket you get free admission to the MNAC and other well known museums without standing in line.
Articket Barcelona Pass - one ticket for 6 museums Desired quantity
2019 - Articket Barcelona 35.00 € 34.00€
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Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc
Phone: +34 936 220 376

Metro: Espanya (L1, L3, L8, S33, S4, S8, R5, R6)
Bus Turístic: MNAC
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Normal: €12.00 (valid for two days).
Students: 30% discount
Children under 16 years and seniors (+65): free
Free admission on the 1st Sun. of the month,
12 Feb., 18 May, 11 + 24 Sep.
Free admission with the Barcelona Card and the Articket Barcelona.

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