Museu del Modernisme Català

One of the most important architectural styles that Catalan artists are known for is that of the Art Nouveau style. It has a special variety in Catalunya, that of ‘Catalan Modernism’. Therefore it’s no surprise that there’s a museum dedicated to Catalan Modernism, the Museu del Modernisme Català. It’s housed in an early 20th century modernist building designed by Eric Sagnier, and it’s located in the heart of the city centre, just a few minutes’ walk from the Plaça de Catalunya.

What will we see during the visit?

The Museu del Modernisme Català project (MMCAT) was set up with the aim of showing the private collection of antique dealers Fernando Pinós and Maria Guirao. The collection features around 350 works by the most influential and prominent artists of the Catalan modernist movement.

floral stained glass

The collection

The 350 exhibits are from various techniques: sculpture, paintings, furniture and decorative arts. The furniture displays can be found on the top floor, whereas the others are on the ground floor. All the items have great artistic value, with works exhibited by prominent artists such as Santiago Rusiñol, Gaspar Camps i Junyent and Ramon Casas amongst others; however, many visitors are of course attracted by works of the famous architect Antoni Gaudí.

bench designed by Antoni Gaudí

The Museu del Modernisme Català is the perfect museum for all art lovers, and although it might not be one of the biggest and most well-known museums in the city, it certainly serves to fill a gap in the market thanks to its excellent collection, and thanks to the activities that are organised regularly to attract both art lovers and the less-knowledgeable but enthusiastic visitors.

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Opening hours

From Monday to Saturday: from 10:00 to 21:00.

Sundays: from 10:00 to 14:00.

Closed: on 25th December and 1st January.

Entry price

General admission: 10.00€.

How to get there

Metro: Catalunya (lines 1 and 3), Universitat (lines 1 and 2) and Passeig de Gràcia (lines 2, 3 and 4).

Buses: lines 7, 16, 17, 54, 58, 67, 68 and H12.

On foot: It’s easy to get there on foot from anywhere in the city centre, as it is close to the Plaça de Catalunya.

Nearby places of interest

Plaça de Catalunya
Passeig de Gràcia
Rambla de Catalunya
Plaça de la Universitat
Historic building University of Barcelona



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