National Art Museum is regarded as the best Art Museum in Barcelona.
It houses an enormous collection of Medieval Art stemming from the
periods. Many of the frescos were collected from
churches of the surrounding villages.
and paintings are complemented with sculptures, wood carvings and other pieces collected from the churches at the time.
It is housed in the Palau
Nacional, built for the 1929 World's Fair.
The nearby reconstructed German Pavilion
, designed by Mies van der Rohe, was also built for the 1929 Barcelona Exposition.