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The Joan Miro fundation it’s located on the hill of Montjuic, and was the first contemporay museum of art in Barcelona.

Who is Joan Miró.

Maximum representative of Surrealism, he was born in Barcelona in 1893. His works reveal his admiration for Catalan culture and his interest in everything related to children.

Barcelona Joan Miro – Pareja de enamorados de los juegos del almendro

Miró considered that traditional painting techniques were obstacles to progress toward modern artistic growth.

Barcelona Joan Miro – Sobreteixim with eight umbrellas

What is the Joan Miró foundation in Barcelona?

Created by Joan Miró, opens its doors in 1975 in Barcelona. A private collection establishes a space to investigate contemporary art and Miró. Since its opening, Joan Miró’s works have shared space with works of current artists.

In the museum, itinerant exhibitions of modern artists are organized, and academic activities with other establishments in the country. Admire the mercury fountain designed by Alexander Calder.

Barcelona Joan Miro – Calder Mercury Fountain

Josep Lluis Sert designed the building where the foundation is housed. The architect and the artist planned the environments where the works would be, creating a symbiosis between Miró and other contemporary artists of this century.

Joan Miró works

Painting stages

  • The first stage was mainly with everyday objects and detailed rural life, also descriptive.
Barcelona Joan Miró – The Farm
  • Then, when he moved to Paris, his style became more elaborate toward Surrealism.
  • In 1930 his paintings will be a different style, leaving aside painting to work on other techniques, such as bas-relief and sculpture.
  • The beginning of the ’40s produced his most gouaches outstanding work – 
Barcelona Jaon Miró – Constellations


Parc de Montjuïc
08038 Barcelona
tel (+34) 934 439 470

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Find out other cultural center in Barcelona Montjuic

One of the essential surrealist art museums in Spain, the Joan Miró Foundation, is an unbeatable environment on the Montjuic mountain. You can also find other cultural establishments such as:

  1.  MNAC
  2. Barcelona Musical Theater
  3. Olympic Museum
  4. Caixa Forum Barcelona
  5. Ethnological Museum of Barcelona
  6. Archaeological Museum of Catalonia
  7. Montjuic Castle