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1 | Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
The museum MNAC is housed in the Palau Nacional, a landmark building dating from the 1929 International Exhibition of Barcelona. It is located on Montjuïc Hill, a privileged setting which boasts unique, magnificent views of Barcelona.
This museum, in the city of Vic, in the north of the province of Barcelona, has one of the most complete collections of medieval art in Europe. Some 30,000 religious works of art and objects that help us understand how people have experienced spirituality in Catalonia over the past centuries. A rich and varied collection of Gothic altarpieces and interesting displays of silverware, goldware, ceramics, clothing and coins.
The galleries of the Fundació Fran Daurel opened in 2001 in the Poble Espanyol, or Spanish Village, on Montjuïc Hill.
CaixaForum, the Museum and Cultural Centre of "La Caixa" Community Projects, is housed in one of Barcelona's landmark buildings, the Casaramona textile mill, a jewel of industrial modernista architecture designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch.
The Casa-Museu Gaudí was built in 1904 as a show house in the Park Güell which was originally designed as a garden-city in Barcelona. Gaudí made it his home, and it still contains some of his personal objects and mementoes.
6 | Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. Casa de la Caritat
The CCCB is one of the major infrastructures from the 1990s. All its activities focus on the theme of the city and urban phenomena, analysed from every point of view and cultural discipline.
The Fundació Antoni Tàpies is housed in one of Barcelona's most important modernista landmarks, designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, and showcases one of the largest collections of art works by the Catalan artist.
The Fundació Joan Miró is located in Montjuïc Park in a magnificent Mediterranean-style building designed by Josep Lluís Sert, and houses the most important public collection of works by Joan Miró.
The Fundació Suñol is a private non-profit making organization which opens to the public Josep Suñol's contemporary art collection. At the same time, the foundation promotes the encouragement of the production and diffusion of avant-garde art.
10 | MACBA - Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona
Located in the centre of Barcelona's historic old town, the MACBA has more than 20,000 m2 of floor space showcasing contemporary creativity. Its programme explores the visual arts, performance, dance, film, music, events and includes pioneering educational activities.
11 | Cathedral chapterhouse and treasury
Nowhere else in Barcelona better encapsulates the city's history, religious art, guilds and the monarchs who governed the city throughout the centuries, than the cathedral.
The Museu Frederic Marès is located in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, in part of the former royal palace which was once home to the Counts of Barcelona. The museum includes an extensive and valuable collection of art works and objects which Frederic Marès collected throughout his life.