|A view of Barcelona from Montjuic|
Montjuic is a majestic hill in Barcelona. It has been inhabited, exploited and transformed over a period of some 10,000 years and its name is derived from the Jewish cemetery that was once located there. The hill was once covered in trees and the slopes were used for grazing animals and farmland. The forests were partially cleared in the 1890s, when parklands were developed. Large scale construction was first initiated in 1929, when Barcelona was the site of the 1929 World's Fair.
|Outside Montjuic Castle|
One of the most impressive buildings, the Palau Nacional, houses The Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, or MNAC, the national museum of Catalan visual art.
|The National Palace, home of The National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC)|
Romanesque art rooms
My favorite part of the museum was the Modern Art collection, and I spent most of my time there. The museum has such a vast art collection that it deserves more than the scant hour or so that we had to explore it.
|Woman from Granada, Hermen Anglada-Camarasa, 1914|
|Olympic Village and Stadium|
|Fundació Joan Miró|