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“Museum with a local taste”

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante (MACA)
Ranked #11 of 141 things to do in Alicante
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Set in the ancient heart of the city, opposite the monumental Basilica of Santa María, this imposing new building takes up an entire city block and encompasses the oldest civil construction in the city: the venerable Casa de La Asegurada, an outstanding example of Valencian baroque architecture built as a public wheat granary in 1685. Known as the MACA, the Alicante Museum of Contemporary Art is owned by the City Council and is one of Alicante's leading cultural venues. The construction and refurbishment project was designed by the architectural firm Sancho-Madridejos and funded by the Valencian Regional Government. It boasts a total floor space of 4680 m2 spread across four storeys and two basement levels, and features one temporary exhibition hall, four exhibition halls for the permanent collections, a library, teaching venues, an events hall, storerooms, workshops, plus quarters for security, administration and the like. The Museum's diaphanous spaces showcase its rich and varied collections of contemporary art according to highly rigorous museum programming in which conservation and education are given top priority.
Reviewed June 4, 2012

I got to meet two local artists in this museum and was very very impressed. It is a great experience to see many pieces of work from one artist as it gives you a continuity and a more in depth understanding of the language the artist uses. Definitely worth a visit. The building itself is lovely and so is the environment it stands in. A mix of old and new hand in hand...

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Reviewed June 3, 2012

Great buiding, great artwork. Definately worth a visit.

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Reviewed February 1, 2012

After ab stroll in the old part of Alicante, do visit the museum of contemporary art (MACA). You will love the architecture, and also
the works of Miro ! Maybe their Picasso's also will be inplace -.

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Reviewed February 1, 2012

A marvellous exhibition of contemporary art and thinking; certainly provokes argument!

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Reviewed January 26, 2012

It has a nice atmosphere and good art shows. The building is cool.

Thank airman74
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