Barcelona Joan Miró Foundation or CEAC

A center for the study of contemporary art

Why a Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona? Joan Miró was born there (1893) and though he settled in Majorca in 1956, he always maintained strong ties to his birthplace.

The idea of creating a foundation came from his close entourage and Joan Miró was first reluctant at the idea. He finally agreed with the condition the place would also have some space for other artists and be considered as a Center for the Study of Contemporary Art (or CEAC in Catalan).

So, besides, the permanent collection of Miró´s works, said to be the biggest in the world with over 300 paintings, 153 sculptures and literally thousands of drawings- there are temporary exhibits by other modern artists as well as a section specially lent to novel artists "Espai 13".

The Foundation occupies a privileged location on Montjuïc hill, and at some points, you get the feeling it´s suspended over Barcelona.

Joan Miro Foundation of Barcelona

The buildings were designed to recall Mediterranean architecture: whitewashed and built around a central courtyard, complete with olive tree, herb garden and a traditional pavement of clay tiles. A medieval inspired octagonal tower rises over the ground floor while numerous rounded skylights protrude from the roof, flooding the rooms with natural light.

After visiting the museum, don't miss the Sculptures Garden, to your left when you exit the Joan Miró Foundation.

Fundació Joan Miró - CEAC

Address:
Parc Montjuïc
Metro: Funicular Montjuïc from L3 (Paral·lel)

Opening Days and Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday:
10.00 - 19.00 (October-June)
10.00 - 20.00 (July-September)
Thursday 10.00 - 21.30
Sunday and Holidays: 10.00 - 14.30

Closed on: Monday (except public holidays)
January 1 and 6, Good Friday, December 25
Admission Fee:
Individual:  
€ 11.00
Group:  (15 + Persons) € 7.00
Previous reservation required for groups.

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