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MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

1 Placa dels Angels, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
34-93-412-0810
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Ranked #192 of 287 Attractions in Barcelona
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: A comprehensive collection of Spanish, Catalonian and European modern and contemporary art housed...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: A comprehensive collection of Spanish, Catalonian and European modern and contemporary art housed in a striking white building designed by architect Richard Meier.

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Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The building and gallery spaces are wonderful. We saw some skater art in a room we could see from one of the mezzanine hallways whilst also looking out through the glass at kids skateboarding in the square below. Some huge exhibition spaces over a number of floors. Some of the exhibitions were a bit self indulgent but if you are... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Look this is contemporary modern art however as you probably already worked out from my title - this art is SCARY!!! oh and confronting! The stuff i'd imagine nightmares consist of. I really found the art on display here disturbing!!!!. If this is your thing - then go for it, however I personally could not wait to get out. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

The stunning architecture creates very interesting spaces for the wide range of works exhibited. There was free WIFI, taking pictures was allowed and the service was great. Not expensive.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I have visited this museum/art gallery twice - once in 2009 and now in 2014. I have tried to like the building and its exhibits but alas it just leaves me emotionless and not impressed. I guess you really have to be involved in the contemporary art scene to appreciate it. The building is okay but there are far better... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I'm sure there are people who like this kind of stuff... But do not go expecting to see anything by anyone you've heard of before. (Unless of course you are super savvy about the art world.) I understand the exhibitions are constantly changing. (So maybe I caught it at an off time.) But just understand that this is not MOMA.... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you really ♥♥♥ contemporary art, you should love this museum. (I seem to keep forgetting it is modern, not contemporary art, that I love. Cool, airy, spare space. Hard to find.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We are huge fans of contemporary arts and found the Pompidou Center in Paris to be a fine addition to our travel adventures. We were excited for MACBA as it was supposed to have that same vibe, but was sadly short on collection pieces. The featured exhibits were thought provoking, but painfully bare. More languages in the placard descriptions would... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Here is a very charming spot in Barcelona, where a beautiful light white building serves as scenario for the manouvers and acrobacies of the 90ties-never-grown-up skaters of the town. While walking around the museum or having a drink in the neibourghood is higly recomended, I would avoid visiting theinside, unless a specific and very interesting exhibition is programmed. While chargig... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Perhaps if one of the exhibitions hadn't been closed for installation there would have been more of interest to see but as it was, the building itself was the highlight. Having enjoyed contemporary art museums in other European cities our expectations were not met.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We visited in June and were impressed by the beautiful building. Not all the exhibitions appealed to us but some were really interesting. It depends if this is the sort of Art you like to view rather than the old masters you would see at the Prado or D'Orsey. The reception staff were really nice and we enjoyed the visit.

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