The foundation Joan Mir贸

The 鈥淔undaci贸 Joan Mir贸鈥 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 Mir贸, 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 Fundaci贸 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 Mir贸 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 Mir贸 and there is also possible to enjoy the fantastic view of Barcelona.

This museum is a 鈥渕ust鈥 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.

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Practical information

The foundation is located in Avinguda Miramar 71-75, Park of Montjuic, right next to Plaza d’Espanya


April-Oct.: Tue, Wed, Fri 10-20.00
Nov.-March: Tue, Wed, Fri 10-18.00
All year:
– Thu. 10-21:00, Sat. 10-20:00
– Sun.+holidays: 10-15:00
Closed on Mondays (except on holidays)
Closed on Mondays 25 and 26 Dec., 1 Jan.


Normal ticket: 鈧12.00
Students, seniors 65+: 鈧7.00
Children up to 14 years: free
Free admission with the Barcelona Card and the Articket Barcelona.

How to get there

Metro: Paral路lel (L2, L3) then, with the Funicular of Montjuic
Bus turistic: Fundaci贸 Joan Mir贸 stop
Vesping: Select the spot in the GPS.