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Fundació Joan Miró

  • Av. Miramar 71–75 Map It
  • Montjuïc
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/20/2018

Fodor's Review

The Miró Foundation, a gift from the artist Joan Miró to his native city, is one of Barcelona's most exciting showcases of modern and contemporary art. The airy white building, with panoramic views north over Barcelona, was designed by the artist's close friend and collaborator Josep Lluís Sert and opened in 1975; an extension was added by Sert's pupil Jaume Freixa in 1988. Miró's playful and colorful style, filled with Mediterranean light and humor, seems a perfect match for its surroundings, and the exhibits and retrospectives that open here tend to be progressive and provocative—look for Alexander Calder's fountain of moving mercury. Miró himself rests in the cemetery on Montjuïc's southern slopes.

  • Sculpture, Miro, Fundacio Miro, Barcelona, Spain

    © Ross Brinkerhoff / Fodor’s Travel

Sight Information


Av. Miramar 71–75, Parc de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08038, Spain

Map It




Sight Details:

  • €12
  • Closed Mon.

Published 08/20/2018


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