MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

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MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
3.5
Art Galleries • Art Museums
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
A comprehensive collection of Spanish, Catalonian and European modern and contemporary art housed in a striking white building designed by architect Richard Meier.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Admission tickets
from $12.63
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
How to get there
  • Universitat • 5 min walk
  • Sant Antoni • 6 min walk

3.5
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tamsintinkeroo
London, UK61 contributions
Fantastic
Oct 2021 • Solo
The building is spectacular, full of light and very airy. The art on show won’t be to everyone’s taste but it was exactly right for me and I found both of the shows that were on to be very interesting. The second floor had nothing on at the time I visited, which was a shame because I would have loved to spend more time looking around. I would definitely return in the future.
Written October 2, 2021
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Crabbus
San Francisco, CA100 contributions
Save it for a VERY Rainy Day.
Aug 2021
Despite the light and brightness of the building, a visit here is a singularly unhappy experience. The ticketing procedure is incomprehensible (when I got to the front of the line the agent told me to email to her the email that the museum had sent to me...WTF?), the staff is unhelpful, the elevator didn't work, the art was hardly worth spending time on, and the building itself is sterile and claustrophobic. All in all a grim afternoon's excursion, a complete waste of time.
Written August 18, 2021
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Sandro B
Berlin, Germany14 contributions
A special museum
I loved this museum. If you like contemporary art you must visit this place. The museum has wide range of art. I also stayed a long time inside since it has allot to offer. I really enjoyed the political influences the art and the museum has.

One small thing that I really enjoyed where the skaters in front of the museum. The MACBA museum is just amazing.
Written August 12, 2021
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Sandy Ta
Singapore, Singapore327 contributions
Artistic shifts in mordern era
Oct 2019
A well curated collection showing local artist views through different key point in history (from WWW to now). It is interesting to see how artists express their feelings about common topics like love, war, pain, life.. in a very different ways from normal people like me (with no artistic tendency :D). On the day i visited, the museum had some art event for kids on the first floor, lucky me to have a chance to see all the budding artists express themselves through drawing. Overall, a relaxing and self exploration stroll in a well designed modern building. Recommend if you have time and want to try something different.
Written March 18, 2020
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,376 contributions
Engaging, Educational and Fun Art Museum
Mar 2020 • Solo
Upon seeing the museum from the outside I was impressed with the modernist design and the natural light that reached inside the building. Once inside, I liked the way the modern, light filled design continued throughout the entire length of the structure. As for the exhibitions, I really enjoyed the Charlotte Posenenske exhibit as well as the chronological timeline of the history of art at MACBA and how international world events helped shape the ever evolving art scene. The Calder sculptures are amazing! The Takis exhibit was mind blowing and just plain fun. Adults and children will really enjoy his exhibit. I spent more than two hours here. Be sure to check out the art surrounding the museum including the Keith Haring AIDS mural (c. 1989) done just prior to his death.
Written March 8, 2020
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Michal B
London, UK17 contributions
Fabulous current display and collections
Feb 2020 • Family
Visited the museum with two teens and a seven year old, and all were very impressed and enthusiastic.
The current display - Takis' works with magnets, was full of wonder. The girls were mesmerised by the moving and musical creations.
The museum itself is a vast and interesting space, though not overwhelming.
The internal ramps of the museum mimic and bring in the skateboarding action in the square outside.
Active, vibrant spaces, both inside and out. Highly recommended.
Entry was free.
Written February 18, 2020
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vbardh
Athens, Greece18 contributions
MACBA
Dec 2019 • Family
Modern building with easy access to upper floors, rich and interesting collection, with information and explanations for all art works. Taki's temporary collection realky spectacular. Someone can use the same ticket several times within a month.
Written January 9, 2020
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arabiaelbouhmi
Hi! Thank you so much for your comments, it is a pleasure having visitors that appreciate the art. Have a nice day
Written January 16, 2020
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Reslysten67a
36 contributions
Great for artlovers
I love modern art and I really enjoyed MACBA. The timeline exhibition is mostly catalán but showed quite a diversity. I loves seeing works by Jenny Holzer and Christian Boltanski!
If nothing else there is always the great café and shop!
Written December 9, 2019
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arabiaelbouhmi
Hello! Thank you so much for your comment! We love that you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again. Best regards
Written January 16, 2020
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DeeLayla
Belgrade, Serbia205 contributions
Would expect more from Barcelona's prime (post)modern art museum
Dec 2019
For those who love (partly) modern and (mostly) postmodern art there are certainly some interesting segments and artworks (notably J.M. Basquiat's paintings, famous conceptualist pieces, exceptional work by Jo Spence etc), however in general doesn't offer anything so unique, neither revolutionary in a way. I admire very much the narrative about the Civil War in Spain in thirties and hippie culture in sixties, but everything else is quite broad, seen at so many places and expectable for this type of museum.
I like the museum building however - not so extraordinary like MAXXI or Vitras but truly pleasant and contemplative in a way. Therefore, one star for building itself.
Written December 9, 2019
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arabiaelbouhmi
Dear customer, Thank you so much for your comment! We love that you enjoyed your visit.
Written January 16, 2020
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Ashley H
484 contributions
Great exhibits!
Nov 2019 • Couples
Went with my partner and we loved the history and variety. The two featured exhibits were interesting and our visit was a great way to put all the other art we saw in Barcelona in context.
Written November 30, 2019
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arabiaelbouhmi
Thank you so much for your comment! We love that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again,
Written December 4, 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Mon - Mon 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Wed - Fri 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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