To be honest, I never had the chance to take a peek of Catalan Art at MNAC (Museo Nacional d’Art de Catalunya). I arrived at almost 4 in the afternoon on my last day in Barcelona and I simply didn’t have much time. Instead, I went around and admired the museum’s facade.
If you look at it from afar, MNAC’s dome looks familiar, right? That’s because it’s modelled after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
It has the world’s largest collection of Romanesque frescoes.
Inside, you’ll find the works of Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso when they were still young – trying to carve a name in the art world.
But, the true gem of this museum is the collection of Catalan Art, dating back from the 19th century.
If you’re a collector of coins, the MNAC has something for you, too. They have 135,000 coins for you to ogle at.
Going around the building, you’ll find some statues like this.
If you’re not an art fan and you don’t want to go inside, you can admire the view of Barcelona from its terrace.
The view is incredible at sunset. There’s a cafe inside where you can sit and relax while admiring Barcelona’s skyline.
The museum is free on the first Sunday of the month.
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