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National Museum of Contemporary Art

Address: 17 - 19 Vas. Georgiou B & Rigilis Str, Athens 10675, Greece
Phone Number: +30.210.9242111-3
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Ranked #125 of 179 Attractions in Athens
Type: Museums
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Went here on our last day. The exhibitions take you from Greece's prehistory. Be prepared to spend here a complete day if you wish to see everything. It is worth it. Shows the interaction between greeks, romans and egyptians. Loved it.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I enjoyed this modern art museum but am excited for them to have more artists and a little more variety as a result. If you like weird, modern art you'll like this place :) Also, just a heads up that most Greek's didn't know where this was since it's new or at least the location is, but the location listed... More

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Bern, Switzerland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

the museum had only one exhibition (with the appealing title of: every end is a beginning) in the basement of the huge building. the art was very modern, i think i didnt understand it. the museum will move to a new location in the coming months (they dont know when) where there would be more space for more art. in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The building itself has a quite interesting brutalist feeling inside but the display when we visited had the distinct look of student project work in progress. There isn't a cafe and the whole place has a rather depressing isolated atmosphere that reinforces a lack of confidence. Berlin it ain't!

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Haifa, Israel
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Nice small Museum with controversial exhibitions. Not the great names you see in MACBA (Barcelona) or other well known C.A.Museums. If you have interest in Contemporary arts, It is worth a visit. You don't have to go far from the center. Sits in a very nice neighborhood.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

The only exhibition on at the moment is film, long and short from the 70's to 90's.I was not expecting it to be old movies from the USA or other countries with greek subtitles. There was no paintings or sculptures.

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Cephalonia, Greece
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

My son, daughter and I visited this gallery as we had an hour or so to kill before lunch and we took a lovely walk through the National Gardens to get there. I am not particularly a fan of art galleries in general but my daughter likes visiting galleries and suggested this one as she wanted to learn more about... More

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Alexandria Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Some readers may think that I am trying to be sarcastic in the remarks that follow, but I assure you I am not. I am trying to provide some helpful observations despite my lack of understanding of the medium this museum presents. Modern art can mean many things - in Greece it often means 19th and 20th century art, i.e.,... More

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Athens, Greece
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296 reviews 296 reviews
224 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Reachable with public transportation. It has a permanent exibition with greek painters and invites many contemporary exibitons every year. Has a very interesting gift shop. I have visited this museum many times.

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