Fundació Joan Miró

The work of Joan Miró, painter, sculptor, engraver and ceramist born in Barcelona in 1893, is considered one of the greatest examples of surrealism. The Fundació Joan Miró (Joan Miró Foundation) is a space that is dedicated to his knowledge and dissemination, as well as to the promotion of modern art.

The origins of the foundation go back to the great success that Joan Miró had in the city with his first major exhibition in 1968. From then on, the authorities at the time began working on the idea of creating a permanent space in Barcelona which would house a huge amount of the artist’s works, and this came to fruition in 1975, with the opening of the Fundació Joan Miró.


Situated in the hill of Montjuïc, the building that houses the foundation is the work of the architect Josep Lluís Sert. It had to be extended and slightly re-designed in 1988 in order to better accommodate the large number of Joan Miró’s works.

Fundació Joan Miró

Fundació Joan Miró


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Permanent Collection

The vast majority of the works in the Fundació Joan Miró were donated by the artist himself, whereas others were donated by people close to him, for example by his wife Pilar Juncosa or by his friend Joan Prats, amongst many others. It’s thanks to all these contributions that the collection now has over 14,000 of the artist’s works, comprising 200 paintings, almost 200 sculptures and over 8000 drawings.

Outstandings works

Ermita de Sant Joan d’Horta, 1917
Retrat d’una nena, 1919
Llama a l’espai i dona despullada, 1932
L’estrella matinal, 1940
Dona, ocell, estrelles, 1942
El somriure d’una llàgrima, 1973

Activities and temporary exhibitions

In addition to the permanent collection, there are always one or more temporary exhibitions, which serve to show new trends in art, as well as showcasing great artists of the past. The Foundation never forgets the series of objectives which is geared towards promoting the work of Joan Miró at all levels. A good example of this is the ‘Joan Miró itinerary’ – you will be guided through a route of Miró’s works, with the help of an expert guide if you wish.


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Avinguda (avenue) de Miramar s/n, Barcelona.

Opening hours

From November to March: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 to 18:00. Saturday open until 20:00. Thursday open until 21:00h. Sunday and public holidays open until 15:00.

From April to October: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 20:00. Thursday open until 21:00. Sunday and public holidays open until 15:00.

Closed: every Monday (except public holidays), 1st January, 25th and 26th December.

Ticket Prices

General admission: €12, to include permanent collection and the temporary exhibition

Concessions: €7 for students, people over 65 Years Old and groups of adults. The Foundation is a member of ‘Articket BCN’.

Free entry: children under 15 years old and the unemployed

How to get there

Metro: Paral·lel (lines 2 and 3) and Funicular de Montjuïc.

Buses: lines 55, 150 and tourist bus.

Nearby places of interest

Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
Poble Espanyol
Jardins de Miramar (Miramar Gardens)
Palau Sant Jordi
Olympic and Sports Museum Joan Antoni Samaranch

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