Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya one museum, 1000 years of art
Events & Venues
The MNAC has an ample offer in rooms for all sorts of business, institutional or private events.

The versatility of the premises means you can choose the most suitable space for your event: from the spectacular Oval Hall, with room for 1,200 people at a banquet, to the Òleum restaurant, the Dome Room or the Terrace, which are ideal for smaller VIP groups. Whatever you choose, we always offer the chance to visit the museum exhibition rooms after they've been closed to the public, the perfect complement that will add that exclusive touch to your celebration.

Located just 10 minutes from Plaça Espanya and with free parking for cars and coaches, the MNAC is housed in the historic Palau Nacional building, with spectacular views over the city.

Oval Hall

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.

  • 1,400 pax
  • 1,400 pax
  • 1,200 pax
  • 500 pax
Surface area: 17.200 sq. feet


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.

  • 400 pax
  • 100 pax
Surface area: 1.312,34 sq. feet


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.

  • 400 pax
  • 240 pax
  • 300 pax
Surface area: 984,25 sq. feet


This is an additional, outdoor venue, ideal for cocktail receptions, boasting a breathtaking view of the city of Barcelona and the splendour of the Magic Fountain with its light sound and colour.

  • 300 pax
Surface area:1.312,34 sq. feet

Sert Room

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.

  • 35 pax


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.

  • 80 pax

Òleum Restaurant

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.

Opening times:
  • Middays: Tuesday to Sunday
  • Evenings: Thursday to Saturday, from 7.30 pm to 11.30 pm (Tuesday and Wednesday only for groups with reservation)

For reservations: +34 93 289 06 79
Cafè del MNAC The Cúbic restaurant and cafeteria is located in the Museum's Oval Room. It has food and drink available to visitors at any time during their visit. Apart from its extensive offer in snacks and sandwiches, the restaurant also serves a range of set meals on weekdays and a la carte meals at weekends.
Opening times:
  • Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm; Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm
The MNAC's Terrace Located by the Museum entrance, it offers bar services in the open-air and with unbeatable views of the city and Montjuïc's Magic Fountain. The informal furniture contrasts with the special character of the building at the same time as it fits in with the modern offer in snacks and mixed drinks.

  • Summer opening times (from 1.4.10 to 31.10.10)
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, from 10 am to 10 pm
    Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 10 am to 11.30 pm
  • Winter opening times (from 1.11.10 to 30.03.11)
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, from 10 am to 8 pm
    Friday and Saturday, from 10 am to 9:30 pm
Private visits

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.

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