I had zero time to tour Barcelona as it was a very busy week, other than an hour in the art museum at the top of the hill on the last day as the event closed. It was raining (again) and overcast. In the distance you could see La Sagrada Familia. I wonder how much it has changed?

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From the conference grounds, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya keeps watch .. a beautiful building. What I didn’t realize (until now) is that it is home to several other museums.

The Palau Nacional, the emblematic building of the 1929 International Exhibition, is the home of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. It is situated on the mountain of Montjuïc, a privileged site from where you can enjoy a magnificent and unique view of the city of Barcelona.

The Palau Nacional is situated in a unique setting: Montjuïc, the mountain of museums, leisure and sport, well on the way to becoming an area of culture and life. The institutions you will find spread around the Park, of renowned international prestige, make Montjuïc the museum centre par excellence in Barcelona, with a diverse, complete offer. As well as the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, you can visit the Fundació Joan Miró, the Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya, the Museu Etnològic and CaixaForum, among others.

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The ballroom is spectacular.

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And the domes (which you can see from outside) are breathtaking. We just don’t have these types of buildings in Canada.

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