What is it? The National Art Museum of Catalonia, where you can get an excellent overview of Catalan art spanning from the 12th to the 20th centuries.
Why go? For the impressive Romanesque collection with 'rescued' 10th-century murals, the fantastic gothic collection, and the uniquely Catalan, Modernista collection. Plus, once you've climbed the steps up to the former castle, you've earned that stunning view of the city below.
We’ll cut right to the chase; the best museums in Barcelona are among the best in all of Europe. How could they not be? The Catalan capital is home to some of the greatest art on the planet, and the museums and galleries of the city pay homage to that long list of creative geniuses that this part of the world has given us. Cubism, Impressionism, Modernism, Post-Modernism, you name it, you’ll find it.
Hopping from one treasure trove of art to another is one of the best things to do in Barcelona, especially when you can then head to a rooftop bar to consider all the magic you’ve devoured. Barcelona’s museums are one big love letter to art, with legendary permanent exhibitions and a conveyor belt of temporary ones that deserve all the attention in the world.
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