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The Palau Nacional. Architecture and memory

Guided visits

Date:Every Sunday
Time:Sundays at 11 a.m. (check availability of other times for group visits)
Price:Ç 8.50 (admission includes booklet and entry to the Museum during the month following the date of the visit)
The Palau Nacional. Architecture and memory

With the title The Palau Nacional. Architecture and memory, we are offering a guided tour of the building that houses today's MNAC. If you want to know about its history, its relationship with Barcelona or the details of its characteristic architecture, don't hesitate to register. The visit includes admission to those parts of the Museum that are usually closed to the public, such as the Sert Room and the roof terraces, from which you can enjoy a unique view.


Duration: approximately 2 hrs 30 mins.

Minimum number of registrations: 25 people.

Languages available: Alternately Catalan and Spanish (please ask when booking). Also available soon in English.

30% reduction for:

- 4 or more people in one booking
- pensioners
- under 16s
- unemployed
- Friends of the MNAC
- groups of students by appointment


Some parts of the visit are not adapted to people with reduced mobility.
The visit to the rooftop terrace will take place when and only when weather conditions permit.
The visit requires audio devices that are issued 20 minutes before the start at the groups desk. To speed the process, please ensure you are on time.

Recommendations for the visit:

- On the day of the visit, go to the groups desk in the Museum vestibule.
- We recommend you wear comfortable shoes.
- Please do not bring umbrellas or other large objects. Your visit will be more enjoyable and between us we can avoid incidents. The Museum has a free cloakroom service available.
- If you can not come on the arranged date, please cancel your booking as soon as possible. In this way we can let someone else take your place.
- Please make sure you are on time as no-one will be allowed to join the tour once it has begun.
Follow the accompanying guide's instructions at all times.

Supported by DROPI

View of the fountains built for the 1929 International Exhibition, with the Palau Nacional in the background. Arxiu FotogrÓfic de Barcelona. Photographer: Esteve Puig

The MNAC enigmas: Painted Murder

Family activities

Place:Gothic Art Collection
Price:Activity included in general admission
The MNAC enigmas: Painted Murder

Painted Murder (7 years and older)

Fancy yourselves as detectives? Use your powers of observation, apply your ingenuity to the clues you'll find in the exhibition rooms and solve the horrible crime that took place some centuries ago. Through this activity, you'll get to know the Museum's Gothic Art Collection from a different angle. You'll see how works of art hide lots of secrets!

The theft of the bestiary (7 years and older)

Fancy yourselves as detectives? A page has disappeared from an illustrated manuscript with pictures of lots of animals. The clues you'll find in the paintings in the Romanesque Art Collection will help you identify it and your skill as detectives will also help you find the thief.

An activity for learning lots of new things about the world of animals and people more than eight centuries ago!

Pick up your clue notebook and start investigating!

And if you come up with the final answer, you'll get a certificate to show what good detectives you are.

Independent activity for carrying out at any time during the Museum opening hours (included in the general admission). Collect the material for this activity at the information desk in the Museum vestibule.

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