The “Fundació Joan Miró” is a foundation, which operates in Barcelona the museum on the mountain Montjuic. This museum was founded in 1975 still during the life of Joan Miró, an important painter and sculptor born in the city. The artist was interested in the Museum of the foundation as a place of inspiration and exploration of art in Barcelona. The architect built the Fundació in a Mediterranean style, and laid emphasis on natural light from the sun in the exhibition rooms.The fully white building shows the visitors of the exhibition besides on the work of Miró also changing exhibitions of modern artists. This foundation organises temporary exhibitions of 20th and 21st century artists as well as academic activities and projects in collaboration with other institutions and organisations.
A special attraction is the Fountain "font of mercury", which was donated by Alexander Calder who created it for the World Exhibition in Paris in 1937. In this fountain flows no water, but mercury. For this reason, it is firmly behind thick glass walls blocked.
On the terrace there are colorful sculptures of Miró and there is also possible to enjoy the fantastic view of Barcelona.
This museum is a “must” if you want to discover the Art of this recognised catalan artist all over the world and it can be accessed with our Vespas, for an unique and comfortable experience in the city.