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National Art Museum of Catalonia in Barcelona

Photos of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, exterior views and a sample of its collections.

This museum has extensive collections, including Medieval, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Modern art, photography and numismatics galleries, as well as temporary exhibitions, which widen its offer further.

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - Girona, Spain The National Palace of Montjuic ("Palau Nacional de Montjuïc") is the headquarters of the museum since 1934, although it was built years before for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition; this is a view from Waterfalls square ("Plaça de les Cascades").

View from the terrace of Las Arenas de Barcelona Shopping Mall

View from the terrace of Las Arenas de Barcelona Shopping Mall - Barcelona, Spain On top left, the National Art Museum of Catalonia. On the right side, the Venetian towers in Plaza España, also built on the occasion of the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition.

Dormition of the Virgin

Dormition of the Virgin - Barcelona, Spain Alabaster sculptures made by Damià Forment between 1534 and 1537.

Coronation of the Virgin

Coronation of the Virgin - Barcelona, Spain Wooden sculpture from the 15th century.

Saint George killing the dragon Saint George killing the dragon

Saint George killing the dragon

Saint George killing the dragon - Barcelona, Spain Fifteenth-century goldsmithery work from Saint George chapel of the Government of Catalonia Palace in Barcelona.

Venus and Cupid

Venus and Cupid - Barcelona, Spain Cast bronze from 1934 of a sculpture made by Antoni Solà in 1820.

Sculpture of the Peasant Woman from Lleida

Sculpture of the Peasant Woman from Lleida - Barcelona, Spain A work of terracotta made by Rossend Nobas at the end of the 19th century, which can be found in the Modern Art gallery of the museum. For this type of material, the level of detail achieved in the cloth is remarkable.

Presbytery bench from Sant Climent de Taüll

Presbytery bench from Sant Climent de Taüll - Barcelona, Spain A carved wooden bench dating from the 13th or 14th century.

The Goddess

The Goddess - Barcelona, Spain A marble statue from 1928 by Josep Clarà.

Small medieval wooden ark

Small medieval wooden ark - Barcelona, Spain With brass ornaments and figures of birds or winged creatures.

Ruins of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Ruins of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher - Barcelona, Spain Oil painting on linen from 1862 made by the Catalan artist Ramon Martí Alsina.

Pursuing Illusion

Pursuing Illusion - Barcelona, Spain Sculpture made by Miquel Blay in 1902. The contrast effect between marble and bronze intensifies the drama of the scene and the impact of the piece. The museum has some more pieces in this same style in its Modern Art collection.

Saint Bishop

Saint Bishop - Barcelona, Spain Polychrome carved wood from approximately the year 1300.

Savior

Savior - Barcelona, Spain Alabaster sculpture made by Pere Joan between 1434 and 1445, from the Cathedral of the Savior of Zaragoza.

Eve

Eve - Barcelona, Spain Marble sculpture made by Enric Clarasó in 1904.

Reliquary Urn of Saint Candidus

Reliquary Urn of Saint Candidus - Barcelona, Spain A religious Gothic art piece of 1292, from the Benedictine monastery of Sant Cugat del Vallès.

Capitals from the Camarasa pillar

Capitals from the Camarasa pillar - Girona, Spain Stone capitals from the church of San Miguel de Camarasa, in the province of Lleida, with a scene of the garden of Eden. The church of San Miguel is a building of Romanesque style built in the 12th-13th centuries.

Virgin of the Consellers

Virgin of the Consellers - Barcelona, Spain Oil painting on oak made by Lluís Dalmau between 1443 and 1445, from the Barcelona City Hall chapel.

Equestrian Sculpture

Work entitled "Equestrian Portrait of the Queen Regent Maria Christina of Austria" from 1891, sculpted by Josep Reynés.

Equestrian Sculpture
Equestrian Sculpture

Altarpiece of the Virgin and Saint Anthony the Abbot

Altarpiece of the Virgin and Saint Anthony the Abbot - Barcelona, Spain Sculpture from the late 14th century proceeding from the church of the Savior of Gerb, in the province of Lleida.

Apse of Sant Climent de Taüll

Apse of Sant Climent de Taüll - Barcelona, Spain Original medieval Romanesque fresco from the church of Sant Climent de Taüll, in the province of Lleida, transferred to linen, and made in approximately the year 1123.

Apse of Sant Pere del Burgal

Apse of Sant Pere del Burgal - Barcelona, Spain Another Catalan Romanesque mural painting, made between 1080 and 1090, in this case from the central apse of the monastery of Saint Peter of Burgal.

Ruins of the Palace

Ruins of the Palace - Barcelona, Spain A landscape oil painting on linen by Ramon Martí Alsina, from 1859.

Portrait of Elisa Masriera

A marble sculpture from 1884 made by Rossend Nobas, which can be found in the Modern Art section. Portrait of Elisa Masriera - Barcelona, Spain

Medieval paintings on wood of the 14th century

Medieval paintings on wood of the 14th century - Barcelona, Spain On the left, "Supplicant Soul between Saint Peter and Saint Paul." On the right, "Saint Michael Weighing Souls." Both paintings are from the church of Sant Cristòfol de Toses, in the province of Girona, and were made by Master of Soriguerola.

A bas-relief on limestone

A bas-relief on limestone - Barcelona, Spain Two works entitled, "Nativity" (top), and "Presentation of Jesus at the Temple" (bottom), made by Master of Albesa in the 14th century.

Annunciation and Three Kings of the Epiphany

Annunciation and Three Kings of the Epiphany - Barcelona, Spain Another piece of Gothic art, made by Ferrer and Arnau Bassa between 1347 and 1360.

Virgin of the Dove

Virgin of the Dove - Barcelona, Spain A glazed terracotta sculpture made by Venancio Vallmitjana in 1887.

Summer by Joaquim Vayreda

Summer by Joaquim Vayreda - Barcelona, Spain In the Modern Art section you can find several oil paintings made by Joaquim Vayreda, such as this one from 1877.

Capitals from the Camarasa pillar, photo 2

Capitals from the Camarasa pillar, photo 2 - Girona, Spain Another picture of capitals from the church of San Miguel de Camarasa, in which next to the scene from the garden of Eden there is a representation of a zoomorphic creature grabbing a child and a winged creature on top of them.

Dome of the National Art Museum of Catalonia in Barcelona

Dome of the National Art Museum of Catalonia in Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain Interior view of the dome of the National Palace of Montjuïc, where the National Art Museum of Catalonia is located.

Abraham

Abraham - Barcelona, Spain A painting by Joan Gascó made in approximately 1500, from the church of San Esteban of Granollers, in the province of Barcelona. This work is part of a 13-piece set; on either side, a partial view of other two pieces, "David" and "Moses."

Wooden door with iron

Wooden door with iron - Barcelona, Spain A 12th century door, of unknown origin.

Virgin of Mercy

Virgin of Mercy - Barcelona, Spain Stucco relief and gold leaf made by Bonanat Zaortiga between 1430 and 1440.

Medieval wooden liturgical cabinet

Medieval wooden liturgical cabinet - Barcelona, Spain Cabinet of the year 1400 painted with a scene of the burial of Jesus.

Double capitals with Nativity scene

Double capitals with Nativity scene - Girona, Spain Medieval stone capitals from the 12th century.

Christ Carrying the Cross

Christ Carrying the Cross - Barcelona, Spain Oil painting on linen made in 1595 by El Greco.

Apse of Toses

Apse of Toses - Barcelona, Spain A fresco from the church of Sant Cristòfol de Toses, in the province of Girona.

Virgin and Archangel Gabriel from an Annunciation

Virgin and Archangel Gabriel from an Annunciation - Barcelona, Spain Stone sculptures from the 14th century attributed to Master of Anglesola ("Mestre d’Anglesola").

Beside the Fire

Beside the Fire - Barcelona, Spain An oil painting on linen capturing with great realism an everyday scene of a woman warming up next to the fire, made by Manuel Cusí in 1896.

National Art Museum of Catalonia

Photo of the museum façade in landscape orientation. National Art Museum of Catalonia - Barcelona, Spain

Art Museum of Catalonia as seen from the magic fountain of Montjuïc

Art Museum of Catalonia as seen from the magic fountain of Montjuïc - Barcelona, Spain The "Font Màgica" (magic fountain) of Montjuïc. In this photo you can see the four columns, a symbol of Catalonia.

View of the city from the stairways leading to the museum

View of the city from the stairways leading to the museum - Barcelona, Spain View of the city from the stairways leading to the museum

The Four Columns of Catalonia

The Four Columns of Catalonia - Barcelona, Spain The four Ionic columns in front of the National Art Museum of Catalonia represent the four stripes in the Senyera, the Catalan flag.

Façade of the National Art Museum of Catalonia

Façade of the National Art Museum of Catalonia - Barcelona, Spain Photo of the museum façade in portrait orientation.

Maria Cristina avenue in Barcelona

Maria Cristina avenue in Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain A view of Barcelona from the Art Museum of Catalonia to Plaza España, along Queen Maria Cristina avenue.

Stairway at Plaza de las Cascadas in front of the museum

Stairway at Plaza de las Cascadas in front of the museum Stairway at Plaza de las Cascadas in front of the museum - Barcelona, Spain

Panoramic picture of Barcelona

Panoramic picture of Barcelona from the National Art Museum of Catalonia

Panoramic picture of Barcelona
Panoramic picture of Barcelona

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