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The Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona has more than 20,000 sqm of space displaying contemporary creativity, hosted in the iconic bulding created in 1995 by the American architect Richard Meier.
If you’re a contemporary art fan, make sure to put MACBA (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona) on your list of places to visit when planning your trip to Barcelona. Then get ready for your curiosity to be piqued, your concept of art to be challenged, and your mind to expand. For those of you traveling with kids, don’t worry! The museum is 100% kid-friendly, with a whole area specially designed to encourage people to experience art through different senses – like touch.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona is located in the heart of the Raval, a multicultural, dynamic, and historical neighborhood that borders the legendary las Ramblas. It is off the Plaça dels Angels, or Angel Square, one of the most famous destinations for skateboarders from all over the world. The building itself is crisp-white with plenty of glass to let in natural light. It was designed by American architect Richard Meier and its inauguration was in 1995, promptly making it one of the major players in Barcelona’s contemporary arts scene.
At the museum, you can see a living, constantly-evolving portion of its mammoth collection – a collection so big, in fact, that it cannot be shown in its entirety. Meant to inspire dialogue and provoke thought, the series of exhibitions showcases European pop art from the fifties, the avant-garde of the sixties and seventies, word and poetry, video art, photography, and sculpture from the eighties, leading up to today’s young artists. The collection features works by artists hailing from Catalonia, Spain, South America, Eastern Europe, and soon will include input from North Africa, the Middle East and Arab world.
Once you’ve visited all three stories of the Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum, head over to its bookshop to get a unique gift or art design object. Venture out into the square to watch the skaters land tricks, or head to any one of the many, tantalizing restaurants, ranging from local to exotic in style. Or maybe do a little shopping in some of the artisan shops lining the tiny alleys winding through this famous neighborhood.
-Admission to the Museum
-1€ Service fee/Ticket
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 11.00-19.30.
Sunday and public holidays, 10.00-15.00
Tuesdays (except public holidays), January 1st and December 25th CLOSED.
Tours for groups must be arranged by appointment (Limited space). You will always have the possibility of touching some of the works with gloves. We will accompany you.
Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome in all areas.
MACBA has ramps, lifts that connect the different floors and seats. You will also find adapted toilets.
At your disposal are two wheelchairs, which can be obtained with the appropriate supporting documentation.
If you have questions about the accessibility programmes of MACBA, call +34 93 412 14 13