This museum has 70 exhibit halls, each with different art pieces and items, mainly from the 11th to 18th centuries. There are paintings, statues, art pieces, engravings, coins, and more. You can find art pieces from the Romanesque and Gothic periods here. One of the more interesting collections is the frescoes from the Romanesque period, that were preserved from crumbling church walls around Catalonia.
After preservations efforts in the past few years, you will see collections from two museums that were united: The Museum of Modern Art (that was moved here from Ciutadella Park) and the National Art Museum of Catalonian History.
In the museum's garden you can find great viewpoints of a magical fountain, where every half an hour a light show takes place. The magical fountain operates on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings during the summer months.