National Art Museum of Catalonia
Today, the MNAC is Catalonia’s largest museum with some 260,000 works and home to the world’s most important collection of Romanesque Art, alongside a wide selection of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces. The vast collection spans from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, including pieces by Catalan painters Pere Serra, Jaume Huguet and Bernat Martorell; world-renowned names like Titian, Velázquez and Francisco de Zurbarán; and later works by artists like Goya, El Greco and Rubens. Highlights include a series of 12th and 13th century frescoes, many sourced from Pyrenean churches; Zurbarán's Immaculate Conception; a series of Modernista design pieces by Gaudi; and Catalonia’s most significant collection of drawings, prints and posters. It’s not only artworks on display at the museum either - a fascinating exhibit showcases medals and coins, with coins spanning the Greek colony of Catalonia to the present day Euro.