Barcelona Field Studies Centre

National Art Museum of Catalonia

The National Art Museum of Catalonia is located in Montjuïc Park. Besides temporary exhibitions that the museum organizes, there are permanent exhibitions of Catalan art collections ranging from the eleventh to the twentieth century.

Romanesque art is one of the most important and outstanding collections in the Museum. This contains pieces of Catalan origin from the XI, XII and XIII centuries. The Gothic art, which embraces the period between the thirteenth and late fifteenth century, illustrates the moment of maximum Catalan territorial expansion in the context of Mediterranean Europe at the time.

The art of the Renaissance and Baroque periods is contained in the works of the Cambo legacy, a collection that covers the history of European painting from the fourteenth to the early nineteenth century.

The Museum is housed in the Palau Nacional, a large Italian-style building dating from the International Exhibition of 1929.

Opening times:
• Winter opening times: October to April, Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00-18.00; Sundays and public holidays, 10.00-15.00
• Summer opening times: May to September, Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00-20.00; Sundays and public holidays, 10.00-15.00
• Mondays closed, except public holidays.
• Annual closing: January 1st, May 1st, December 25th and December 26th

Entrance to the National Art Museum is free for school groups, dependent upon pre-booking and availability.