This is one of the largest rooms in Europe for social events. It stands out for the immense dome that lets daylight into the interior and for the organ, which is 111 feet long and 36 feet high and presides the room from the gallery. This multi-functional room is suitable for inaugurations or closures of congresses, banquets, cocktail parties, incentive events, concerts, prize-giving ceremonies, presentations and all sorts of cultural and business events.
Suitable for holding cocktail parties, presentations and receptions. Located at the entrance to the Museum, this area connects with the Oval Room and the stairs leading to the Cúpula.
Located on the first floor of the Museum, this is an exclusive room ideal for cocktail parties, presentations and smaller banquets. The room is adjacent to the MNAC's restaurant, the Òleum, which has room for 100 people and magnificent views over Barcelona. The Cúpula is the perfect place to hold a cocktail party followed by dinner in the restaurant.
This room is available as an additional, secluded and exclusive area, intended for use as a VIP or private room. It stands out for its decoration of 20-feet-high panels painted by Josep M. Sert for the ball room of Sir Philip Sassoon's mansion. Sir Philip was an important figure in British high society.
The MNAC's two auditoriums have an original amphitheatre layout and are ideal for meetings, conferences and even small concerts. They are equipped with cabins for simultaneous translation, dressing rooms, speaker system and multimedia projectors.
The Òleum is the MNAC's restaurant. Opened in May 2005, it serves an up-to-date Mediterranean cuisine based on the use of top-quality products.
It is located in the Palau Nacional's former Throne Room, where King Alfonso XIII inaugurated the 1929 International Exhibition. With room for 100 people, the Òleum covers 2,475 square feet and has a superb view of Barcelona which can be enjoyed from the large windows and seen reflected and repeated in the ceiling mirrors.
The restaurant preserves its original decoration, which has been modernised and complemented with comfortable, modern furniture and fittings made from exotic materials such as wengé. With its individually controlled lighting, the Òleum manages to create a cosy atmosphere in a sober and at the same time elegant setting. At night, it makes a unique venue in which to hold a business dinner in combination with other rooms and exclusive night-time visits to the Museum.
The MNAC accepts bookings not only for its reception venues but also for private fallery visits. Exclusive and taking place outside regular museum visiting hours, these include both the permanent collections and the temporary exhibitions.
The MNAC offers a peerless, 1000-year panorama of Catalan art, contextualised with masterpieces by leading Spanish and European artists. The museum collections are made up of works from the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods, and also modern art, embracing different artistic disciplines: painting, sculpture, drawings, posters, etchings, object arts, photography ans numismatics.
The museum offers a journey that commences in the 11th century and reaches mid-20th century and, in the case of photography, extends right up to the present.