Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

The Palau Nacional, which houses the museum, was built for the International Exhibition of 1929. Its facade is crowned by a large dome inspired by that of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican; the two lesser domes and four towers were inspired by the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostella. The Museum opened its doors in 1934 bringing together the medieval collection. In 1955 new rooms of Romanesque art were inaugurated. The collection has subsequently been extended, a process which ended in 2004 with the integration of the Modern Art collection.

Opening time: Oct-Apr, Tue-Sat 10 am to 6 pm; (8 pm Jun-Sep; Jun to Sep also opened on Sundays and Public holidays from 10 am to 3 pm)
Entrance fee: €12
How to get there: You can take the Montjuic Funicular, at the Parallel Metro Station, to go up the hill.


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