The MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya) offers a fascinating artistic journey: from the best Romanesque collection of mural paintings in the world, to Gothic, Modern and 20th-century Art. The collection includes works by El Greco, Velázquez, Fortuny, Gaudí, Ramon Casas, Julio González and Dalí, amongst others.
The Museum is housed in the Palau Nacional (1929), with spectacular views over Barcelona.
Built for the International Exhibition in Barcelona (1929), the Palau Nacional has borne witness to the history of this city. Strategically located on the side of the mountain of Montjuïc, it overlooks the city, which lies at its feet. Originally planned by Josep Puig i Cadafalch and built by Pere Domènech i Roura, Eugeni P. Cendoya and Enric Catà, it is clear example of the Beaux-Arts style of architecture.