Spain’s cultural heart has unforgettable architecture, a pioneering arts scene, creative cuisine and nightlife that buzzes till dawn.
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Catalan National Art Museum (MNAC)
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain|www.museunacional.cat
Covering Catalan art over a thousand-year period, this museum features an especially rich collection of Romanesque art, including a unique series of tenth-and 11th-century frescoes detached from Pyrenean chapels. The Gothic and Modernista sections are nearly as rich, and there are plenty of Grand Masters in between.
Getting there & doing it
The museum is open all year round. The nearest metro stop is Placa Espanya, on lines 1 and 3; or take bus 55 to Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. After seeing the museum, walk down the steps to the right of the entrance to see the cascading Magic Fountain, and see lovely views of the city.
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