Montjuic Hill houses many great sites in Barcelona: venue for the opening and closing of the 1992 Summer Olympic games, the Joan Miró museum, the botanical gardens and even a cemetery. But, the landmark view is of that National Palace. Inside the Palace is the grand National Art Museum of Cataluña. It´s a hike to get up there. Luckily the hop-on, hop-off buses can do the heavy lifting for you. According to the MNAC website, ¨The MNAC embraces all the arts (sculpture, painting, objets d’art, drawing, engraving, posters, photography and coinage) and has the task of explaining the general history of Catalan art from the Romanesque period to the mid-twentieth century.
You can spend hours exploring this great museum, before spending more hours on the rest of Montjuic.