The Palau Nacional is very closely tied to some of Barcelona’s keystone historical events.

Hosting its inauguration, this building was thought up as the center-piece of the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition.
Involving some of the most important architects of the time, such as Eugenio Cendoya and Pere Domenech i Roura, construction began in June 1926
In 1934 it was re-fashioned as the Catalan National Museum, and finally the huge oval space inside was remodelled in time for the 1992 Olympics.

Atop the roof were placed five enormous spotlights which can be seen at night from all over the city to this day.

A massive thanks to the kind people at MNAC for granting access and their kind assistance.