Happy Sunday, everyone! Things in Barcelona have been up and down; after some pretty torrential rain all week today was absolutely lovely. Hopefully this means I can start skipping the jacket in the near future. Fingers crossed!
This week for MyBarcelona, let’s go to my favorite museum in Barcelona – the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya – the National Museum of Catalan Art, or the MNAC. The art is good, the building is gorgeous, and the views from the top are pretty spectacular.
And here’s an insider tip: the museum is FREE if you plan your trip in advance! It’s always free Saturdays after 3 p.m. and on the first Sunday of every month. It’s also free on a few special days: February 12 (Santa Eulàlia), May 18 (International Museum Day), September 11 (Diada de Catalunya), and September 24 (Dia de la Mercè).
Also, I have some more good publishing news! This month, my article and photos about Barcelona are featured in Oi Vietnam. Come check out my piece starting on page 70. Here are the links:
I hope you enjoy both the video and the article!
How to visit the MNAC:
- Address: Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc
- Closest Metro stop: Espanya on the green and red lines
- Cost: €12 for general admission, which lets you visit for two days. You can enter for free after 3 p.m. on Saturdays, the first Sunday of every month, and select festivals. Certain people (like under 16s, over 65s, tour guides, etc.) qualify for free admission at any time, so check the official website.
- Opening hours: October to April: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sundays and holidays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. May to September: Tuesdays to Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sundays and holidays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Days it’s closed: Mondays, plus January 1, May 1, and December 25.
- Other nearby attractions: All of Montjuïc, like the Olympic stadium, the botanical gardens, the cable cars, and the castle. You’re also by Las Arenas, a bullfighting ring turned into a shopping center.