The Joan Miró Foundation: the World-Renowned Museum Showcasing the Catalan Painter’s Work

Barcelona has always been a cradle for well-known artists. One of the best-known is painter Joan Miró, who was born in the capital city in 1893. He is considered done of the major proponents of surrealism. His personal seal is clear in his paintings, leaving no doubt about the artist’s identity when you are looking at one of his works. Art enthusiasts and anyone interested in the artistic and cultural aspect of Barcelona should be sure to visit this world-class museum: The Joan Miró Foundation. Lucky for you, our boutique hotel on Parallel is only 20 min walk away!

The Joan Miró Foundation opened in 1975. It was proposed by Joan Miró himself and created from his private collection. The result is a fascinating collection—in fact, it is the global museum of reference for Barcelonan painter’s work, including more than 14,000 pieces. Among them are not just paintings, but also sculptures, drawings and sketches, ceramics, and textiles.

Today it is a multidisciplinary space which, although it is focused on Joan Miró’s artistic legacy, also puts on various temporary exhibits of contemporary artists.

Fundació Joan Miró in Montjuic, Barcelona
Imagen cortesía de la Fundació Joan Miró

Highlights of the Joan Miró Foundation

The immense fund behind the Joan Miró Foundation means that you can find some of the artists most celebrated pieces there. Want to know what to see? Take note:

  • Figure in front of the sun
  • The hope of a condemned man
  • Naked woman going up stairs
  • Hands flying off toward the constellations
  • Morning star
  • Man and woman in front of a pile of excrement
Fundació Joan Miró in Montjuic, Barcelona

Hours and Location

The Joan Miró Foundation is housed in a building that was designed by the architect Josep Lluís Sert. It’s located in the Parc de Montjuïc, easily accesible via the Montjuïc cable car. There are several other museums in the area, including the Catalonian Museum of Archeology, the Museum of Ethnology and World Cultures, and the Olympic and Sport Museum.

It is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday starting at 10:00. From November to March the hours are 10:00 to 18:00 (Tuesday to Saturday) and 10:00 to 15:00 (Sundays). From April to October, the hours are 10:00 to 20:00 (Tuesday to Saturday) and 10:00 to 18:00 (Sundays).

General admission to the Joan Miró collection and the seasonal exhibit is €13. Children under 15 get in free.

When you stay at our design boutique hotel in Barcelona, you’ll have the Joan Miró Foundation close at hand. See you soon!

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