The Joan Miro Foundation in Barcelona opened in 1975 and, along Picasso Museum, is the only museum in town dedicated to just one artist. The idea for this building was born from the artist himself, as a guarantee that his work would have an appropriate setting for future generations to come.

The biggest collection of Joan Miro paintings

The collection of the museum was made possible thanks to donations from the artist’s private collection as well as individuals, whose contributions helped complete the most comprehensive worldwide collection of one of the most universal Catalan painters.

Making a visit to the museum is like taking a journey through the artit’s life, showing everything from Joan Miro early artworks to the latest efforts at the end of his life. Overall, over 14,000 art pieces can be found at the museum, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics and sketches.

Miró himself chose Catalan worldwide renowed architect and personal friend, Josep Lluís Sert, who had an impressive resumé as a Yale professor, with acclaimed buildings in Barcelona and Boston.

He designed the building taking into consideration important elements of Mediterranean architecture, such as all main spaces revolving around a central courtyard, and combined them with concepts of Rationalist architecture.

Tips to visit Joan Miro Foundation

  • The resulting building opened in 1975 and to this day remains one of Barcelona’s most important landmarks.
  • It’s conveniently located in Montjuic, with great views of the city and very close to the Olympic Stadium and the Greek Theater Gardens.
  • Coincidentally Joan Miro’s remains are buried at the nearby Montjuic Cemetery.
  • It was the first museum of its kind in Barcelona.
  • There’s a space dedicated for temporary exhibitions for young, new artists.
  • Included free with the Barcelona Card and the Barcelona Museum Passthat allows you to visit 6 important museums for a 30€ price, including Picasso Museum and MACBA.

Joan Miro Foundation Opening hours & Tickets:

  • Tuesdays to Saturdays 10:00 to 19:00 hours (October-June)
  • Tuesdays to Saturdays 10:00 to 20:00 hours (July-September)
  • Sundays and holidays: 10:00 to 15:00 hours
  • Thursdays: 10:00 to 21:00 hours
  • Closed on Mondays (except on holidays)

How to get to Joan Miro Museum:

Metro: Line 2, Paral·lel Station and then Montjuïc Funicular + 5 minute walk to the Museum.
Bus: 55 and 150.
Address: Avenida de Miramar (no number), 08038


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