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Established in 1990, the National Museum of Art of Catalonia has one of the largest collections of Romanesque art in the world. Its creation was the result of the union of the collections of the Museum of Art of Catalonia and the Museum of Modern Art.
Its main headquarters are in the National Palace in Montjuic, inaugurated in 1929 as part of the International Exhibition of Barcelona. It is a palace with an eclectic and historicist style where the Baroque is fused with the Renaissance, creating an architectural complex that is impressive to the eye.
Among the most unique elements of its collection of Romanesque art are its wood carvings, goldsmiths' pieces, stone sculptures, enamels and especially murals extracted from original temples using a modern transposition technique.
In addition to its impressive Romanesque collection, the National Art Museum of Catalonia has, since 2004, housed an abundant series of pieces belonging to the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection, including works by Lluís Graner, Mariano Fortuny, Joaquín Mir, Ramón Casas, Joaquin Torres Garcia and Antoni Tapies.
Other items of great importance are splendid and varied 19th and 20th century works that are of the Catalan Modernism movement and that are highly revered due to their immense historical and heritage value.
Since its creation, the National Art Museum of Catalonia has become a true benchmark for academics and art lovers throughout Europe.