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Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MARCO)

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Address: Zuazua y Ocampo | Zona Centro, Monterrey 64000, Mexico
Phone Number: 52-8-3424820
Today
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Housed in a beautiful building designed by world-famous architect Ricardo...
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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Favorite museum

This is my favorite museum since it opened. It always has great exhibits and pieces of art, all well arranged in the building.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Monterrey
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175 reviews 175 reviews
91 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is my favorite museum since it opened. It always has great exhibits and pieces of art, all well arranged in the building.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is another place that is highly recommended to visit in Monterrey. Usually they have temporary showings that are very unique and cool, but the permanent collection is also very good. And the place by itself is worth visiting.

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Mexico
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35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This Museum is housed in a breath-taking building by a renowned Mexican architect. Over the years it has gotten better and better, with spot-on curating and interesting exhibitions year-round. The last one I saw, an assortment of props, pictures, scripts, costumes, etc. by Stanley Kubrick was OUTSTANDING. Definitely a top favorite spot for culture.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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484 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The location is great for seeing a view of the mountains and seeing some of the older buildings, but the museum itself is cool. They really have some nice art. Ordinarily, contemporary art is not my thing, but I enjoyed it and would visit again.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This museum opened its doors in 1991 and with help of private benefactors brings contemporary art collections to this city. The architecture of the building is very mexican and modern.

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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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36 helpful votes 36 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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