On the hill of Montjuïc, in Barcelona, is one of the museums you cannot miss if you want to get to know the artistic soul of the city and of Catalonia. It is the Fundació Miró, a space strongly desired by the painter, sculptor and ceramist Joan Miró. Tickets for the Miró Museum can be purchased conveniently online and also include access to temporary exhibitions.
Tickets to visit the Fundació Miró
The Fundació Miró houses an impressive number of the artist’s works: there are over 200 paintings, dozens of sculptures, as well as textile works, ceramics and drawings. Deciding to buy tickets for the Miró Museum and devote a few hours to the visit is undoubtedly a good choice to delve into the Spanish painter’s unmistakable style.
Framing Joan Miró in a punctual artistic current is neither easy nor possible: for a time close to Catalan Surrealism, he actually experimented throughout his life, approaching artists such as Jackson Pollock, but also distant worlds such as primitive-era paintings or Japanese culture.
In addition to the standard ticket, which avoids queues at the entrance, there is the possibility of opting for a guided tour, which lasts about an hour. In the museum you will not only find works by Miró, but also tributes by other artists and works inspired by his person: there are for example pieces by Duchamp, Max Ernst and Antoni Tàpies. A characteristic of the foundation is to host thematic temporary exhibitions on Miró, with a special space reserved for emerging artists.
It should be noted that the museum is not limited to its rooms: there are outdoor spots for resting during the visit that are perfect for a glimpse of Barcelona from an original point of view. Colourful installations can often be encountered in these areas, and nature blends harmoniously into the spaces.
How to reach the Fundació Miró?
The Fundació Miró is located on a hill, in the heart of the Montjuïc park, a green area of Barcelona where you can find some worthwhile points of interest: the MNAC, the archaeology museum, a historical fortress, the Poble Espanyol (built for the Universal Exhibition of 1929), beautiful gardens and the Teatre Grec, where in summer you can enjoy various shows.
To get to the Fundació Miró there are several options: by bus from the city centre (usually line 55, but better to check), by taxi or on foot by getting off at the nearest metro stop. My advice is to combine a visit to the museum with an unusual experience that slows down time: take the combined ticket between the Miró Museum and the harbour cable car and climb up Montjuïc in an alternative way, with a panoramic view of the sea. A similar means, the Teleferica de Montjuïc, will then allow you to eventually climb from the museum up to the castle.
OTHER STOPS YOU CAN’T MISS IN BARCELONA
The Fundació Miró is by no means the only museum you cannot miss in Barcelona. The city, for example, owes a lot toAntoni Gaudí the visionary architect behind such fantastic buildings as the Casa Batlló, theParc Güell or the Sagrada Familia. Also worth visiting are the Picasso Museum, the Palau de la Música Catalana and the MACBA, a museum of contemporary art.