Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - Barcelona, Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 41° 22.133 E 002° 09.195
31T E 429185 N 4580053
Quick Description: The 1888 and the 1929 Worlds fair was hosted right here in this very spot.
Location: Cataluña, Spain
Date Posted: 5/31/2014 5:37:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMKVGN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
This coin commemorates the 110th anniversary of the first World's Fair hosted in Barcelona. From Wikipedia, "The Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (Catalan pronunciation: [mu'z?w n?siu'na? 'dard d? k?t?'?u??], English: "National Art Museum of Catalonia"), abbreviated as MNAC, is the national museum of Catalan visual art located in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Situated on Montjuïc hill at the end of Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, near Pl Espanya. The museum is especially notable for its outstanding collection of romanesque church paintings, and for Catalan art and design from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including modernisme and noucentisme. The Museum is housed in the Palau Nacional, a huge, Italian-style building dating to 1929. The Palau Nacional, which has housed the Museu d'Art de Catalunya since 1934, was declared a national museum in 1990 under the Museums Law passed by the Catalan Government. That same year, a thorough renovation process was launched to refurbish the site, based on plans drawn up by the architects Gae Aulenti and Enric Steegmann, who were later joined in the undertaking by Josep Benedito. The Oval Hall was reopened in 1992 on the occasion of the Olympic Games, and the various collections were installed and opened over the period from 1995 (when the Romanesque Art section was reopened) to 2004. The Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (Museu Nacional) was officially inaugurated on 16 December 2004."

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Money Issuing Country: Spain

Currency: Pesetas

Denomination: 2,000

Date of Issue: 1/1/1999

Type of Money: Coin

Relevant Website: [Web Link]

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