Fundacio Joan Miró - Joan Miro Museum 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 Montjuïc hill. Joan Miró was a Catalan/Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramist born in Barcelona, Spain.

The Miró museum is worth a visit for the artworks on display and also for the architectural design of the building and lovely city views from 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.

A popular exhibit is the Alexander Calder Mercury fountain, one of the most toxic works of art in the world, It was first exhibited at the Spanish Pavilion of the 1937 World Fair in Paris as a tribute to Spanish town Almadén, which at the time 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 mercury is highly toxic.

You can also see and enjoy some Miró works around the city of Barcelona city. The Woman and Bird sculpture in the Parc de Joan Miró near Plaza Espanya. On La Rambla street look for the 1976 pavement Mosaic del Pla de l'Os which is near to Miró's birthplace on street 'Passatge del Crèdit'. And if you land at the older T2 terminal of Barcelona airport there is a enormous mural by Miro.

Miró museum opening times:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
From November to March: 10 am — 6 pm
From April to October: 10 am — 8 pm

All year: Thursday 10 am — 9 pm
All year: Saturday 10 am — 8 pm
All year: Sunday 10 am — 3 pm
All year - Closed on Mondays (except public holidays)

Admission prices 2017
Adults: € 12
Discounts for various groups

The Joan Miro Foundation accepts ARTICKET BCN. ARTICKET (Art Passport) 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.