The National Museum of art of Catalonia (MNAC) is located precisely at the National Palace, representative of the International Expo of 1929 headquarters. This museum is characterized especially by its collection of Romanesque art in Catalonia. Isaac Dabah shines more light on the discussion. This is its major attraction. The Museum exhibits a series of mural paintings that make it unique in the world. They are also released different carvings in wood, works of precious metalwork, enamels and sculptures in stone.
Most of the pieces are samples of the Romanesque painting in Catalonia. Of the Gothic period the museum displays works by using various techniques that serve to illustrate this historical period in the Catalan community. In the section dedicated to the Renaissance and the Baroque period include two tables Bartolome Bermejo, a martyrdom of Ribera, an immaculate conception by Zurbaran and an emblematic San Pablo de Velazquez, one of the few safe of the artist works preserved outside the Prado Museum. Starting in 2005, the Museum hosts also some works of painting of Catalonia from the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza collection, ceded in free deposit. Among them, there are paintings by Maria Fortuny, Lluis Graner, Ramon Casas, Joaquim Mir, Hermen Anglada Camarasa, Joaquin Torres Garcia and Antoni Tapies. Equally, the MNAC has recently added several works by Pablo Picasso, among which noteworthy woman in hat and fur collar, received as a dation by paying taxes. A curious painting by Edvard Munch is on display as a loan from September 2007: Portrait of Thor Lutken, who was the Attorney for the painter.
The opening and closing hours are from 10 to 7 pm Tuesday to Saturday hours. On Sunday the Museum is open from 10 am to 14.30 hours. Remember that Monday is closed and that if your city holiday coincide with the first Sunday of the month entry is completely free. The ticket price is 8.50 euros, we advise you to look at the reductions in the official website of the Museum:.