Barcelona: The Fundació Joan Miró

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First opened in June 1975, the Foundation was the first public institution in Barcelona to focus on contemporary art. While largely devoted to the works of Miró, the space also showcases the works of other contemporary artists in line with Miró’s own directive. The Foundation building was designed by Josep Lluís Sert following the principles of Rationalist architecture, with different spaces set around a central patio in the traditional Mediterranean style and with Sert’s characteristic skylights. Visitors can access the rooftop for dramatic views of the city and an up-close look at some of the artist’s colorful sculptures.

The Foundation’s collection currently comprises over 14,000 pieces: 217 paintings, 178 sculptures, 9 textiles, 4 ceramics, the almost complete graphic works and some 8,000 drawings, making it the most complete collection of the artist’s work. The major part of this collection was donated to the Foundation by Joan Miró himself.

Fundació Joan Miró
Parc de Montjuïc s/n

Skip the (long) line with the Articket BCN

Barcelona: ARTICKET BCN…skip the lines

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7 Museums, 1 ticket, 30 euros.

The two main benefits to the art ticket are saving time, you can walk right past the ticket lines and into the museum and saving money over individual admission prices when visiting at least three of the museums.

Included museums:

Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)-regular admission €5

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)-regular admission €8

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC)-regular admission €10

La Pedrera-regular admission €16.50

Fundació Antoni Tàpies-regular admission €7

Fundació Joan Mir-regular admission €10

The Museu Picasso de Barcelona-regular admission €11

The ticket can be purchased at the sales window of any participating museums, Barcelona tourism offices or the tourism website.

Ticket valid for three months from the date of the first visit to one of the museums.