Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona

Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona (must see)

The Fundacio Joan Miro, or the Joan Miro Foundation was established in 1975. It is basically a museum that showcases modern art dedicated to the work of Joan Miro. The museum is situated on the Montjuic Hill in Barcelona. The idea behind the creation of the museum was conceived and developed by Miro in 1968. The foundation itself was formed by Miro, in partnership with a friend called Joan Prats.

The main purpose behind the creation of the building was to encourage new and upcoming artists in exploring and creating art, who wished to experiment in contemporary art. The designer of the building was Josep Lluis Sert. This also paved the way for Sert as the building itself showcased his talent and expertise in the area. The building comprises various terraces, courtyards and paths which make every corner of the structure easily accessible to the visitors.

The foundation of the edifice was laid on Montjuic on the 10th of June in 1975. The architect of the structure was a close friend of Joan Miro. The museum was created in a way that the people of Barcelona could easily gain knowledge and inspiration from their heritage and culture of their city.

Why You Should Visit:
One of the world's best combinations of artwork & architecture. Spare, light and airy.

Tip:
Please try to take the bus or use the funicular line up to Montjuic when you visit, as the climb to the museum is long.
There are two areas to relax – one with beach type chairs – to give a nice break from the art.
There is also a great view at the rooftop of the gallery with more sculptures integrated into the setting.

Opening Hours:
Tue, Wed, Fri: November to March: 10am-6pm;
April to October: 10am-8pm;
Thu: 10am-9pm;
Sat: 10am-8pm;
Sunday and public holidays: 10am-3pm
Closed on Monday, except public holidays

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Sight Map

Sight Name: Fundacio Joan Miro
Sight Location: Barcelona, Spain
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Montjuïc Museums Tour   Montjuic Walking Tour  

Walking Tours in Barcelona, Spain

Create Your Own Walk in Barcelona

Create Your Own Walk in Barcelona

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Shopping Walk

Shopping Walk

Set among the world's prime cultural destinations, Barcelona is en route to becoming one of Europe's top shopping spots as well. Fashionable designer stores are filling the streets of Barcelona with each new day, from well known international brands to local start ups. Barcelona is also an excellent gourmet destination, offering plenty of goodies to try on the spot or take home with you. Take this tour and explore the city's main shopping zones.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Picasso Walking Tour

Picasso Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Eixample Souvenir Shopping

Eixample Souvenir Shopping

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Montjuic Walking Tour

Montjuic Walking Tour

Montjuïc is a hill in Barcelona which offers a variety of great attractions of historic, cultural, and architectural value. Here, you can watch a magic show by Font Màgica de Montjuïc, visit the place where matadors faced the bulls in the past, explore the Castell de Montjuic with its spectacular views, and much more. Discover the best spots of Montjuïc with this tour today!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Barri Gotic Walking Tour

Barri Gotic Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Acclaimed Architecture Walking Tour

Acclaimed Architecture Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km

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