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Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MARCO)

Address: Zuazua y Ocampo | Zona Centro, Monterrey 64000, Mexico
Phone Number: 52-8-3424820
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Ranked #5 of 78 things to do in Monterrey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: Housed in a beautiful building designed by world-famous architect Ricardo Legorreta, this museum...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Housed in a beautiful building designed by world-famous architect Ricardo Legorreta, this museum features works of major Mexican and Latin American artists.

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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

If you've been to Monterrey, you'll already know that it's a dull, unattractive city, devoid of much of what makes a place livable (but with surprisingly good food.) One bright spot is the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, if only because the rest of the place is so ugly and boring. The architecture is nice, the interior is clean and welcoming.... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Museum of Contemporary Art is very very pretty. You will like this contemporary Mexican Architecture. It is a lively and allways active museum. It has different temporary exhibitions, changing constantly. We are glad to have a museum in the city that brings us this paintings, sculptures and photographs. I really recommend it. It has a big parcking lot, a... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This air conditioned museum has a wonderful variety of exhibitions, free music on Wednesdays, and is very affordable. It's centrally located and easy to get to using public transportation.

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15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Love it! Modern and unique. The architecture its amazing and flexible to display art properly and not in a crowded way. One of my favourite museums to visit over and over as the expositions keep changing. you have to keep and open mind, because yes, sometimes its a big weird contemporary art, but mostly its just awesome. If you need... More 

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Charleston, SC
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29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

MARCO's building is beautiful, and the colors you see when you walk in are striking. The collection and exhibits leave something to be desired .. but I recognize that I'm not a fan of modern art. Still, it's worth a visit, not too expensive, air conditioned, a good way to surround yourself with art for an hour.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you want to see contemporary art, this is the place. In the heart of the city MARCO offers you the best place. It has a nice coffee and gift shop, where you can find Mexican Art books and gifts. Do not miss it.

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New York City, New York
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We were fortunate to visit the museum during two spectacular temporary exhibits. The building is very well designed and accessible. I will certainly return anytime I am in Monterrey. The museum is free on Wednesdays.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

MARCO whics stands for contemporary art museum, is a nice modern place in the center of Monterrey. The exhibitions change every few months and you will have to take a look at their website to see if the current one is to your liking. It even has an excelent restaurant to complete your visit. There are other museaums nearby (walking... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Sponsored by the private sector and run by a very knowledgable Board they bring the best expositions and international artists to Monterrey

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Vancouver, Canada
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is simply the best art museum in Monterrey, and probably in Northern Mexico. It has an excellent permanent collection and will always have good temporary exhibits. If you happen to be in Monterrey and like art, MARCO is not to be missed.

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