Fundacio Joan Miro

Museums and Galleries
The world's largest collection of Miró’s work, and everything you ever wanted to know about the great artist, under one roof.

Know Before You Go

Enjoy the view of the city from the terrace.
There is a good cafe on the ground floor.
The mercury fountain (by Calder) is not to be missed.
No photography is allowed inside the museum.
Some visitors find the admission price high but almost all find it worth it.
Fundacio Joan Miró is considered one of the world’s most outstanding museum buildings. Dedicated to one of the city’s well-known artists, Joan Miró bequeathed the art foundation to his hometown in 1971.

Sitting among the mountain’s greenery, the foundation boasts the greatest single collection of the artist’s works, from his earliest timid sketches to paintings from his final years. Only a small portion is on display from about 220 paintings, 180 sculptures, more than 8,000 drawings and some textiles. Some rooms are chronological and show a progression of his style from early realism towards his own unique surrealist influenced use of primary colors and morphed shapes symbolizing the moon, the female form, and birds. In the basement are temporary exhibits and two rooms dedicated to photos of Miró, a 15 minute video of his life, and work from some of his contemporaries. Miró truly was one of the great artists.

Key Highlights

Fundacio Joan Miró, dedicated to the city’s beloved artists, is considered one of the world’s best museum buildings. Housing the largest single collection of Miró’s work, from early sketches to paintings from his final years, one can see why he truly was one of the greats during the avant-garde movement.

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