Miro himself created the Fundació Joan Miró, with his private collection, to set up an internationally recognized art museum in Barcelona.
The Miro Foundation opened to the public in 1975 and has showcased the best of Joan Miró’s work alongside the latest in contemporary art.
Miro collaborated with ace architect Josep Lluís Sert for the building, making it one of the few museums anywhere in the world where the artist and the architect joined hands to create a wholesome experience for the art lover.
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What to expect at Joan Miro Foundation
The foundation of Joan Miró owns more than 10,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, stage designs, and carpets from Joan Miró.
The earliest drawings on display are from 1901.
On the Miro art museum’s terrace, you get to see fascinating views of Barcelona and admire the Catalan artists’ colorful sculptures.
Getting to Fundacio Joan Miro
Fundacio Joan Miro is located on Montjuic hill in Barcelona and easy to reach.
You can board buses 55 or 150 and get down at the Miramar – Estació del Funicular bus stop.
You can take Line 2 or Line 3 of the Subway Service and get down at Paral·lel station.
From the subway station, you must take the funicular to get to Montjuïc. The museum is just a ten-minute walk from the station.
The easiest way to get to the museum is by Bus Turístic, the official sightseeing bus of the city Barcelona.
You must board the red line, which stops in front of the Fundació Joan Miró.
No parking is available at the art museum, so it is better to take public transport.
Fundacio Joan Miro opens at 10 am, all through the year.
During the peak months of April to October, from Tuesday to Saturday, it remains open till 8 pm, and on Sunday, it closes at 6 pm.
During the lean months of November to March, it remains open till 6 pm from Tuesday to Saturday, and on Sunday, it closes at 3 pm.
The Museum is closed on Mondays.
The last entry into the museum is 30 mins before the closing time.
Best time to visit the foundation
It is best to visit Fundacio Joan Miro as soon as they open at 10 am.
When you start early, you can avoid the crowd and enjoy the white structure in the best temperatures.
The other option is to visit in the evening so that you can spend more time on the art museum’s terrace and enjoy great views over Barcelona.
Most visitors spend 60 to 90 minutes exploring the art on display at Fundacio Joan Miro.
With the Fundacio Joan Miro tickets, visitors can leave the museum after exploring for some time and come back later the same day.
Fundacio Joan Miro tickets
You can also purchase Fundacio Joan Miro tickets at the venue, but we recommend getting them online before your visit.
These entry tickets get you access to the permanent exhibits, the temporary exhibitions, and the museum’s terrace from where you can get stunning views of Barcelona.
Joan Miro Foundation’s skip the line ticket costs €13 for visitors 15 years and more, and kids younger than 15 years can enter for free.
You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the day of your visit.
Adult ticket (15+ years): €13
Child ticket (up to 14 years): Free entry
Fundacio Joan Miro + Cable Car tickets
Because of their proximity and the time needed to explore them both, many visitors book Miro’s art museum and the Barcelona Cable Car tickets at the same time. Find Out More
Guided tour of Joan Miro Foundation
It is best to explore art museums under the guidance of an art expert, who can help us appreciate them better. And it holds true for Joan Miro Foundation as well.
A guided tour of Joan Miro’s foundation helps you discover the limitless imagination of the legendary Catalan artist.
The local guide shows you Miro’s most significant works, be it paintings, sculptures, drawings, and sketches, and ensures you don’t get lost among all the artworks.
The guided tour lasts 60 minutes, after which you can hang around in the art museum for as long as you want.
Cost of tour: €20
Fundacio Joan Miro for free
Visitors can’t enter Fundacio Joan Miro for free, but the Articket makes it almost a possibility.
The Articket, also known as the Barcelona Museum Pass, is a great way to save money if you love art and art museums.
For just €35, the Barcelona Museum Pass allows you to visit the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions at six Barcelona museums over twelve months.
You save up to 45% off individual ticket prices and also skip the lines at all the art museums.
The six museums you get to visit are:
- Fundació Antoni Tàpies
- Fundació Joan Miró
- Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
- Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
- Museu Picasso
The Barcelona Museum Pass is valid for 12 months from the purchase date.
Fundacio Joan Miro’s multimedia guide helps you better understand the museum’s architectural nuances and Miro’s style.
The multimedia guide is free, and all visitors can use it from their mobiles.
Wifi is available for free at the museum, but you must bring your headphones.
The guide has additional content about Joan Miró’s life and work, unpublished material from the Fundació’s archive, etc.
The two-hour-long tour is available in three languages – Catalan, Spanish, and English.
Food at Joan Miro’s museum
Visitors can take a break and recharge at the café-restaurant, picnic area, or the park surrounding the Fundació.
The art museum’s Bar-restaurant is open Friday to Sunday, from 11 to 7 pm.
It can seat 70 people inside and 60 people outside.