Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum (MACBA)

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    Macba - Barcelona

  • Macba - Barcelona

    Macba - Barcelona

  • Macba - Barcelona

    Macba - Barcelona

  • Macba - Barcelona

    Macba - Barcelona

  • Macba - Barcelona

    Macba - Barcelona

Combining straight lines and curves in a continuous dialogue between the interior spaces and the light outside, the building, inaugurated in 1995, is a work by Richard Meier. It's about what is more interesting in this museum.
MACBA (Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum) is dedicated to works from the second half of the 20th century. There are few works in the permanent collection and once in a while interesting temporary exhibitions.

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In1959 the art critic Alexandre Cirici Pellicer believed in the need to create a Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona.

Between 1960 and 1963, Cirici and Cesáreo Rodríguez Aguilera headed a group of individuals who began to put together a collection with the objective of constituting the basis for the future museum. In February 1963, the opening of the exhibition El arte y la paz, with a clear political commitment, exposed the narrow limits of what was then permissible.


In 1986 Barcelona City Council, invited the North American architect Richard Meier to take charge of the project for the new museum. The City Council's Department of Culture commissioned the art critics Francesc Miralles and Rosa Queralt to draw up a report which would serve to define the philosophy of the future museum. In 1987 the MACBA Foundation brought private enterprise into the project. The MACBA was officially inaugurated on the 28th of November of 1995.

Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum (MACBA)

Pl. dels Angels, 1. , 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Area: El Raval
Website: Macba
Opening hours: From 25 September - 26 June: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 11am - 7.30pm; Tuesday (not holidays) closed; Saturday: 10am - 8pm; Sundays & holidays: 10am - 3pm; 25th Desember and 1st January closed.
Prices: General: 7,5 euros (check for reductions)
Phone: +34 93 412 08 10
Phone 2 : Fax +34 93 412 46 02
Metro/Bus: Catalunya Pl. Universitat
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Zan (19 Sep 2012 - 08:45)
without words :)))).Amazing. I was wondered if the sculpture that is placed outside the black stone is from Arik Levy?
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Barthélemy - 14 Jun 2024 - 16:00
super cool
Vous pouvez aussi citer le W Barcelone avec son WetDeck mais effectivement il est au rdc et non en rooftop. Merci en tous les cas. B - 5 Jun 2024 - 10:16
Hi Jennie, Fifteen days before finding an entrance ticket for the Sagrada Familia or Park Güell is quite normal at this time of year, as we are entering the high season. To ensure that visits are enjoyable for all, the overall number of visitors is limited. Our tip : opt for tickets with guided tour, often available during peak periods Best, .
Jennie - 5 Jun 2024 - 10:06
city pass availability
For the city pass we are on 5 June but the tickets for the sagrada familia and park guell are only available from the 20th? is this normal?
andrew - 5 Jun 2024 - 10:00
I am travelling to Spain this summer - 2024 and would like to know if I need covid vaccine - 4 Jun 2024 - 13:50
Hello Daniella, to find the guided tour of Sagrada Familia with english guide: > click on the block Sagrada Familia Tour > on the next page choose "Go With A Local: Skip-The-Line Sagrada Família Tour in English" choose number of visitors and date... and that's it! Have a good day,
Daniella - 4 Jun 2024 - 12:30
can't find guided tour english
Hello, I can't find guided tour of sagrada familia in english. Could you help? best, - 28 May 2024 - 08:24
@Manuela P
Hello Manuela P, To navigate from Gate D84 to S24 in Barcelona's Terminal 2, it typically takes around 15-20 minutes. However, the exact time can vary depending on the walking speed and the crowd levels at the airport. >> Assistance: If you have mobility issues or need assistance, airport staff are available to help.
Manuela P - 28 May 2024 - 08:22
terminal 2 gates
Hello, How long is taking to get in Terminal 2, from Gate D84 to S24?

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  1. Amazing - Zan (19 Sep 2012 - 08:45)

    without words :)))).Amazing. I was wondered if the sculpture that is placed outside the black stone is from Arik Levy?

  2. Macba Barcelona - Peter Brouwer (21 Aug 2012 - 08:15)

    A wonderful museum with a lot of different subjects. Tha paintings of Louis Claramunt were a eyeopener. Another highlight were the foto's of Barcelona in the period 1977 to 1982. Loved the exhibition of the Ibiza event in 1971. Good documentation, lovely music and top relaxing possibilities.

  3. Musée d'arts contemporain de Barcelone - [email protected] (7 Aug 2012 - 09:45)

    Musée d'art moderne de Barcelone en pleine saison touristique en août à ne pas visiter ( perte de temps et d'argent)
    Musée quasiment vide en dehors de hauts murs blancs ou sont affichés des dessins "d'enfants" mais sûrement pas "d'artistes"
    Projections de films sur les années hippy

  4. xx - xx (13 Jul 2011 - 08:15)

    Apprend a ecrire et refelchit deux minutes avant de donner ton avis !

  5. pas top à voir - Jacke (17 Feb 2011 - 10:00)

    Bonjour, voilà ces derniers temp je suis aller au musée de macba et je regrette malheuresement. le musée manque de couleur a l'interieure mais pas mal de luminosité sa pique au yeux on va dire. donc pas agréable de regarder le hall du musée mais parcontre l'éxterieure du musée je trouve sa moderne avec les sclupture blanche et le verre sa rend pas mal et agréable a regarder et à prendre de superbe photos sinon je reste déçu dans l'ensemble (manque de couleur, espace trés lumineux...)

  6. Nits de MACBA. Visit Macba by night time - bob (24 Jul 2010 - 14:50)

    Nits de MACBA . As every summer the Macba museum opens its doors by night time. Every Thursdays and Fridays, till September 23, the museum is open until midnight…

  7. Macba - Allyson (4 Mar 2010 - 11:45)

    love this building of Richard Meier.. to see

  8. El Macba! - Klu (11 Jul 2009 - 13:28)

    C'est un très grand bâtiment avec beaucoup de classe architecturale, avec extrêmement beaucoup de choses à découvrir! Après, il faut aimer passer des heures entières à arpenter les nombreuses salles et les trois riches étages sans saturer! Les nouvelles acquisitions sous le thème de "Time as matter", Hans Haacke, Matt Mulican, le mouvement Pop européen, Robert Smithson... Une très bonne expérience!

    La plaça del Angels juste devant est toujours remplie de skaters d'un assez bon niveau, une bonne chose à voir pour les amateurs de la board! Vous verrez du monde se faire filmer sur des spots dans toute la ville.

    Have a good time in Barça, and be careful of ton sac, les pickpocketas tournent! Barcelona est sacrément spéciale!

  9. pas grand chose à voir! - Jessicapsule (22 Nov 2008 - 10:11)

    j'arpentais ce musée mardi dernier, une petite merveille architecturale qui renferme des pointures en tant qu'artistes contemporain. excusez moi du peu mais je déambulai tout de meme entre des oeuvres de Buren, Warhol, dubuffet, Miro, etc...jugement donc à revoir quand à la pauvritude du contenant de ce musée!

  10. bajo la bomba - florence (14 Dec 2007 - 20:00)

    viens de voir une tres bonne expo sur peinture apres guerre etats Unis... France... kandinsky, pollock, van bramvelde, koening, chillida.
    et en tant aue lieu, c est hors du temps"

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