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Joan Miro Foundation
His art may have been surreal, but his desire to help was definitely clear. Joan Miro was born in 1893, and passed away in 1983. He was a painter and sculptor of great repute. The Joan Miro Foundation was established in Barcelona, the city of his birth, in 1975. The idea was to establish a place where artists, particularly younger ones, could experiment with more contemporary ideas. The Joan Miro Foundation building, designed by Josep Lluís Sert, is a work of art, and remains one of the most unique structures in Barcelona. ... Read more »
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- Before going inside, take time to study and enjoy the building's design, an excellent example of Rationalist architecture in Barcelona.
- The Joan Miro Foundation building is the repository of some of the artist's most celebrated works, and to help make sense of it all, there is a guided tour in English every Thursday at 1 pm.
- Join one of the Joan Miro Foundation guided tours of the places in Barcelona that Joan Miro frequented as a child, and which helped mould him into the artist he became.
The Joan Miro Foundation is located at Parc de Montjuic in the Sants / Montjuic area. Getting there is sometimes as interesting as the foundation building; Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona runs an excellent, reliable funicular service with a stop not far from the Foundation. For those who prefer a more standard form of transport, the same company runs a bus service, with a stop right in front of the building. Another option is to use a taxi; these are easily available all over the city. One can also hire a car, and parking is available at the building's front.« Hide