Take a Peek of Catalan Art at MNAC
Catalan Art at MNAC (Museo Nacional d’Art de Catalunya) has the largest collection of Romanesque frescoes. I arrived at almost 4 in the afternoon on my last day in Barcelona, and I simply didn’t have much time. Instead, I went around and admired the museum’s facade.
If you look at it from afar, MNAC’s dome looks familiar, right? That’s because it’s modeled after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
It has the world’s largest collection of Romanesque frescoes.
Inside, you’ll find the works of Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso when they were still young – trying to carve a name in the art world.
But, the true gem of this museum is the collection of Catalan Art dating back from the 19th century.
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If you’re a collector of coins, the MNAC has something for you, too. They have 135,000 coins for you to ogle at.
Going around the building, you’ll find some statues like this.
If you’re not an art fan and you don’t want to go inside, you can admire the view of Barcelona from its terrace.
The view is incredible at sunset. There’s a cafe inside where you can sit and relax while admiring Barcelona’s skyline.
The museum is free on the first Sunday of the month.
WHERE TO STAY IN BARCELONA
I stayed in these two hostels in Barcelona: Urbany Hostel BCN Go and TOC Hostel Barcelona. I’d recommend both. They’re in a good location and very accessible to the metro. There are also shops and restaurants all around the area. However, when it comes to comfort and amenities, I’d prefer TOC Hostel because the rooms are spacious and the beds are sturdy. They have a nice cafe and a swimming pool, too!
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