We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Palau Nacional

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Barcelona, Spain
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Barcelona Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Access to La Sagrada Familia
More Info
and up
Barcelona National Art Museum of Catalonia Entrance Ticket
More Info
and up
Small Group Guided Tour in Barcelona with Seaside Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 129 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 30
  • 10
    Very good
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
must visit museum

Amazing museum absolutely jam packed full of art from medieval, renaissance to contemporary art. Lots of stuff to check out, however not as awe-inspiring as the big museums in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 December 2016
Saskatoon, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 44: English reviews
Saskatoon, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Amazing museum absolutely jam packed full of art from medieval, renaissance to contemporary art. Lots of stuff to check out, however not as awe-inspiring as the big museums in Madrid

Thank ecpozz
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is really a landmark in Barcelona and a must-see on your visit in this fascinating city ! Great photo opportunities !

Thank 61renierp
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
225 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This was so memorable as my first view of the city. Even busy at sunset with quite a lot of visitors, there was lots of space for everyone and there was a very festive atmosphere. We accessed from the Montjuic funicular and then walked down the stairs - although there are escalators too. This is a good way to get... More 

Thank EmJayBV
Level Contributor
76 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

An incredibly beautiful building that can be enjoyed from many vantage points. The views from there are really great, not sure if worth the visit/climb though.

Thank TimeTravelingDiamond
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
472 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The Palau Nacional is impressive to behold. It is set quite a ways back from the street, with fountains and long staircases in between. It is a popular area for tourists, particularly in the evenings on weekends, when people start lining up to get a position to watch the fountain show. This beautiful building is a short walk from the... More 

Thank Bowmanator22
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The Palau Nacional is worth an evening visit May-Sept. Take the metro to Placa d'Espanya and walk up the avenue towards the building. Don't be put off by the height and numerous steps ahead, there are escalators to get you over the road and another set hidden from view in the boxed yew hedges either side of the steps. The... More 

1 Thank rusty45
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Didn't look round the museum so can't comment on that, but if for nothing else, visit this place for the view from the rooftop terrace. It cost €2 each and you are unlikely to get a better view in the whole city. Hardly anyone up there when we went and there are some stepped, cushioned seats to enjoy the view... More 

1 Thank JCLister10
Belgrade, Serbia
Level Contributor
718 reviews
536 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Fascinating in both architecture and size, this building dominates the surrounding and overlooks the Plaza de Espanya. Great view from it. Recommended.

1 Thank Aleksandar S
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
786 reviews
475 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

The Palau Nacional is a grand palace also holding the national museum. It has an amazing view of Barcelona that you could simply sit and enjoy the view for hours sipping a freshly made coffee at the top. The Palace itself is large and tours are available if you wish however a quick look around inside is usually sufficient without... More 

1 Thank Shawn B
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

This place is Mazing from out side . To be clear i didn't go inside actually but the view from outside is enough for me. Nice place to go.

Thank Hosain A

Travellers who viewed Palau Nacional also viewed

Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona

Been to Palau Nacional? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Palau Nacional staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in El Raval

Neighbourhood Profile
El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
Explore this neighbourhood