While Barcelona may be home to dozens of art museums, the opportunity to visit Fundació Joan Miró should not be missed. The museum showcases the life and works of the world-renowned Catalan artist in his native Barcelona.
Get your Fundació Joan Miró tickets to immerse yourself in the bold and colorful world of Catalan Surrealism as you explore the paintings, sculptures, murals and ceramics displayed in the museum. In addition to a large collection of Miró’s works, you’ll get to see exhibitions by other experimental artists.
Here's all you need to know about Fundació Joan Miró, one of the most exciting museums in Barcelona.
Students, with the right documentation, and anyone over 65 years pay the discounted rate of €7 per person, as do those who are members of Friends Fundació and those who hold Barcelona Library Cards.
If you’d like to skip the line at the onsite ticket office, it is best to book your Fundació Joan Miró tickets online ahead of time and download them onto your smartphone. If you are interested in booking a guided tour, you should also book this in advance.
When you book your Fundació Joan Miró tickets online, you’ll receive a link to download an audio guide to your smartphone. This guide is available in several different languages and provides information about the various rooms and exhibitions in the museum.
Remember to bring your own earphones if you wish to make use of the audio guide during your visit to Fundació Joan Miró.
Fundació Joan Miró’s in-house art experts provide several guided tours throughout the week. As these tours take place in French, English, Catalan and Spanish, it is essential to check the schedule ahead of time so that you can book a tour in your preferred language.
In-house guided tours typically cost just €5 per person, in addition to the entrance fee.
Make the most of your time at Fundació Joan Miró when you book a private tour of the museum. This private tour is led by an expert in Surrealism and will provide the answers to any questions that you may have about Joan Miró.
As you and your travel companions will be the only tour participants, you’ll enjoy a customized experience and personal attention.
Joan Miró is a world-renowned artist who was born in Catalonia in 1893. While he is often described as a Surrealist artist, most of his works combine abstract art with surreal landscapes and scenes. Thanks to his large body of work and his dedication to his craft, Joan Miró is considered to be one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
Established in 1975, the Fundació Joan Miró was actually created by Miró himself, as a place to display his personal collection. The other aim of the foundation was to create a center in Barcelona that focused on contemporary art.
In addition to a large collection of Miró’s famous artworks, you’ll get to see temporary exhibitions that showcase the work of contemporary artists. There are nearly 15,000 pieces of art displayed in the museum, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, ceramics and textiles.
The building in which the Fundació Joan Miró is located was designed by the architect Josep Lluís Sert. The architecture and the artworks within the building exist in perfect cohesion, and you’ll find that even the landscaping design has been executed with precision and care.
Fundació Joan Miró is located in Montjuïc Park, which can be reached by taking bus lines 55 or 150. Alternatively, you could take the subway to Paral·lel and then take the Montjuïc Funicular to Parc de Montjuic.
Private transport is not recommended as there isn’t any onsite parking available.
Fundació Joan Miró is open from 10 AM until 8 PM during the week between Tuesday and Saturday, while on Sundays it can visited from 10 AM to 6 PM. Fundació Joan Miró is closed on Mondays and select public holidays.
Fundació Joan Miró prides itself in ensuring that the experience offered by the museum is accessible to all. Not only is the museum wheelchair-friendly, but there is a reduced rate for those with disabilities and there are also a range of inclusive programs on offer.
The best time to visit the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona depends largely on your preference for crowds and weather. Generally, the most popular time to visit is during the summer months of June through August, when the weather is warmest and the city is buzzing with tourists.
For a quieter and more relaxed experience at the museum, consider visiting during spring (April to June) or autumn (September to November), when the weather is mild and the crowds are smaller.