The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
MACBA mia! Firstly, the city of Barcelona is considered to be one of the best European capitals for contemporary art. Even if you are not looking for anything in particular, you can always find out works of famous street artists and performers on the streets. But also there is one place, which is impossible to avoid, if you are looking for the concentration of modern culture in Barcelona. Of course, this place is the museum of contemporary art MACBA.
Barcelona has a huge variety of museums and one of the top museums to see is The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, also known as MACBA. Moreover, the MACBA holds a variety of permanent and temporary exhibitions throughout the year and is well-known for displaying a wide range of contemporary works.
Indeed, the city of Barcelona is considered to be one of the best European capitals for contemporary art. Even if you are not looking for anything in particular, you can always find out works of famous street artists and performers on the streets. But also there is one place, which is impossible to avoid if you are looking for the concentration of modern culture in Barcelona. Indeed, this place is the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA).
History of the MACBA
Firstly, the MACBA opened in 1995 and its striking building was designed by American architect Richard Meier. Indeed, the art on display consists of works from the latter half of the 20th century and some of the artists which have permanent collections in the museum include Tàpies, Klee and Torres. The museum also hosts various events and activities promoting contemporary art amongst younger generations.
Moreover, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art is a modern and light space in which to view contemporary art pieces and due to the changing nature of the exhibitions there is always something different to see. The museum is great to visit on a rainy day, if you are unlucky enough to experience that during your stay here. MACBA is yet another intriguing and fascinating museum to discover in the city of Barcelona.
Here is the introduction of exhibitions and performances, held now in the Museum:
MACBA AND SCREEN FESTIVAL
Cinema and video
From 16 May to 24 May
From 16 May to 17 July
From 08 Mar. 2013to 24 June
WRITTEN ON THE WIND
From 08 Mar. to 24 June
EULÀLIA GRAU. I HAVE NEVER PAINTED GOLDEN ANGELS
From 08 Feb. to 30 June
CONTENT BECOMES SOMETHING TO BE AVOIDED LIKE A PLAGUE
From 08 Nov. to 24 June
THE ART OF THE FIRST GLOBALISATION
From 08 Nov. to 24 June
Also you will be pleasantly surprised to know, that MACBA organizes free daily excursions with the guide, who will tell you everything about the expositions. FOR MORE INFORMATION, HOURS AND LANGUAGES PLEASE CHECK THIS PAGE.
Opening Hours of The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
- Tuesdays closed
- Monday to Friday: 11am to 7.30pm
- Saturdays: 10am to 9pm
- Sundays and Public Holidays: 10am to 3pm
- Adults €10
- Concessions €8
- Children under 14 go for free
Additionally, every year MACBA takes part in a The Night of Museums. Also, this year you can enjoy visiting it for free in the late evening of May 18th! Besides, if you need more information about this event read it in the post of Barcelona-Home Blog.
In addition, the disount for visiting MACBA is included in the Barcelona Card – a very affordable option, if you are looking to visit many places of interest in a short amount of time. HERE YOU CAN CHECK ALL YOUR POSIBILITIES!
How to get to there
The museum is located within walking distance from Plaça Catalunya on Plaça dels Àngels.
- Address: Plaça Àngels, 1 08001 Barcelona, Spain
- Metro: L1 (Catalunya and Universitat), L2 (Universitat) or L3 (Liceu)
- Bus: 24, 41, 55, 64, 91, 120, 141
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