If you like Modern Art, you need to climb up Montjuïc for Miró. If you have one spare day, please do so; if you don't have, make one day for it. Here in the shimmering white temple, you can take a break from the art nouveau in the city and breath in some minimalism.
By architect Josep Lluís Sert, close friend of Miró and once head of the School of Design at Harvard University, the museum building itself is an outstanding piece.
The foundation rests amid the greenery of the mountain and holds the greatest single collection of the artist’s work, yet only a small portion is ever on display. A tour in the foundation is very educational and gives a broad impression of Miró’s artistic development.
After Miró, you can stop by Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC). It houses a vast collection of mostly Catalan art spanning the early Middle Ages to the early 20th century. The high point is the collection of extraordinary Romanesque frescoes.
The bombastic neo-baroque silhouette is surprisingly paired with modern interior, balanced via the geometric symmetry.
From its facade, you get the best view of the city. Standing by the sculptures of ancient gods, we are enjoying the same view with them.