Art, Gar­dens & Views

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Mon­tjuïc. Start your cul­ture fest at Fun­dació Joan Miró / Parc de Mon­tjuïc / 93 443 9470 / closed Mon / fun­da­ciomiro-bcn.org / with an im­pres­sive dis­play of the mas­ter’s works. Exit the build­ing right and stroll into the en­chant­ing Jardíns de Laribal, fol­low­ing the signs to Font del Gat. If it’s sum­mer, take the lift down for a coffee on the pa­tio, if not, veer left and take Exit A back to the road. Skip past Museu Et­nològic and you’ll see the pala­tial Museu Na­cional d’art de Catalunya (MNAC) with Cata­lan arts from Ro­manesque to early C.20th / 93 622 0360 / closed Mon / mnac.es. Pit­stop at its airy Med diner Oleum / 93 289 0679 / 12.30-4pm & 7.30-11.30pm, or on the viewti­ful ter­race, then head down the stairs in front of MNAC. At the bot­tom on your left you’ll see the clean-lined Mies van der Rohe Pav­il­ion, a per­fect re­con­struc­tion of the 1929 orig­i­nal, com­plete with iconic Barcelona chair / Francesc Fer­rer i Guàr­dia, 7 / 93 423 4016 / mies­bcn.com. Di­rectly across the road at #6-8 is Caix­afo­rum / 93 476 8600 / fun­da­cio.la­caixa.es, a re­stored tex­tile fac­tory that holds ro­tat­ing ex­hi­bi­tions. Xe­mei (see Rest./smart) is just a quick taxi ride away and open Sun­days, hal­lelu­jah!

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