Fundacio Joan Miró - Joan Miro Foundation Featured Popular

Address
Parc de Montjuïc, 08038, Barcelona
Nearest Metro
L1 & L3 Espanya
City District
Sants-Montjuic: Montjuïc
Telephone
+34 934439470
Fax
+34 933298609
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Fundació Joan Miró Barcelona. Joan Miró Foundation. The Miro museum in Barcelona is located on the Avinguda de Miramar on the Montjuïc hill. Joan Miró was a Catalan/Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramist born in Barcelona, Spain.

The Miró museum is worth a visit both for the art, but also for the architectural design of the building and the lovely city views from its location on Montjuic hill.

The Miró Foundtaion houses the largest collection in the world of Miró's work including paintings, drawings, sculptures, and tapestries as well as his complete graphic work.

Another popular exhibit is the Alexander Calder Mercury fountain of mercury first exhibited at the Spanish Pavilion of the 1937 World Fair in Paris as a tribute to Spanish town Almadén, which supplied over half of the world's mercury at the time. The Mercury Fountain was commissioned to commerate the siege of the town by the dictator Franco's troops. The fountain is now displayed in a container because we now know that mercury is highly toxic.

You can enjoy many Miró works around the city of Barcelona. The "Woman and Bird" sculpture in the Parc de Joan Miró near Plaza Espanya.

If you land at the older T2 terminal of Barcelona airport there is a enormous mural by Miro.

On La Rambla street look for for 1976 pavement mosaic on "Pla de l'Os" and near to the birthplace of Miro on the street "Passatge del Crèdit"


Miró museum opening times:
(Winter - October - June) Tuesday to Saturday
10.00 to 19.00

(Summer - July - September) Tuesday to Saturday
10.00 to 20.00

All year - Thursdays, 10.00 - 21.30
All year - Sundays and public holidays, 10.00 - 14.30
All year - Closed on Mondays (except public holidays)

Admission prices 2017
Adults: € 12
Discounts for various groups

The Joan Miro Foundation accepts ARTTICKET BCN. ARTICKET BCN is a single ticket that allows you to visit seven of the leading art centres in Barcelona. Also discount if you have the Barcelona Card city pass.