The Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) offers captivating exhibitions of outstanding modern art.

Located in the Raval neighbourhood and a 2-minute walk from Placa de Catalunya, the Museum of Contemporary Art's iconic main building was designed by Richard Meier and houses a permanent collection of more than 5,800 works as well as enticing temporary exhibitions.

Opened in 1995, the Museum of Contemporary Art features a permanent collection of over 5,800 works, which date from the mid-20th century onwards. The collection focuses on post-1945 Catalan and Spanish art as well as international modern artists such as Tàpies, Klee and Torres. From the thought-provoking to the baffling, discover a wide range of works with a visit to MACBA.

Don't forget a visit to the bookstore, a fantastic spot to find quirky gifts and artist-designed objects. Barcelona pass holders will also get a 10% discount in the newly-opened MACBA CAFÈ.

Highlights:

  • Permanent collection of over 5,800 modern art works
  • Focus on Spanish and Catalan art
  • The building, opened in 1995, was designed by American architect Richard Meier

Did you know

- After its completion, the media referred to MACBA as "the pearl" due to it's white and glass exterior amongst the surrounding older architecture and Gothic Centre of Barcelona.

- MACBA houses three periods of modern art from the 1940s to contemporary works

- MACBA was declared a museum of National Interest in 2005

How to get there:

Metro: L1 (Catalunya), L2 (Universitat) L3 (Catalunya o Liceu)

Bus: 7, 22, 24, 47, 52, 54, 55, 59, 62, 63, 67,120, V13, V15, H12, H16, D50, L94, L95, Aerobús & Bus Turístic

see the: full list of attractions included

Monday 11.00 - 19.30
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11.00 - 19.30
Thursday 11.00 - 19.30
Friday 11.00 - 19.30
Saturday 10.00 - 21.00
Sunday 10.00 - 15.00
24 June - 25 September
Monday 11.00 - 20.00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11.00 - 20.00
Thursday 11.00 - 20.00
Friday 11.00 - 20.00
Saturday 10.00 - 21.00
Sunday 10.00 - 15.00

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Address:

Placa dels Angels 1, 08001 Barcelona

Telephone:

0034 934 81 33 68

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