The collaboration of Sert and Miró resulted in a large Rationalist building inspired by popular Mediterranean constructions that acts as a showcase for all of Joan Miró’s work. In its surrounding area, the Laribal Gardens, the Archaeology Museum of Catalonia and the Teatre Grec imbue this part of the mountain with a strong personality.
The Miró temple and Teatre Grec
The Fundació Joan Miró stop on the Red Route of Barcelona Bus Turístic is just outside the building designed by Josep Lluís Sert, an important Rationalist architecture construction that exhibits 14,000 pieces by Joan Miró, many of which are preparatory sketches of his projects that are key to understanding the work of the Catalan artist.
Around the Fundació Miró are the Laribal Gardens, with Arabic-inspired fountains and waterfalls, and behind Josep Lluís Sert’s building there is a stone amphitheatre, the Teatre Grec. It is not actually a construction from the Ancient Greek period, rather it is an open-air theatre that was excavated in 1929 from an old stone quarry on Montjuïc Mountain. From the theatre, you can cross Passeig de Santa Madrona to visit the Archaeology Museum of Catalonia.