MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art)

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05/04/2021 - 18:26

The main building of the MACBA (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona), ​​which covers an area of ​​14,300 m2, is the work of the North-American Richard Meier. Its construction began in 1991 and was completed in 1995. The white color, the glass skylights, the reflective materials, and the curved and straight lines have shaped a luminous space of harmony and singular beauty. This museum located in the Raval quarter, is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art and, as a public entity, to generate critical debates about art and culture.

The MACBA is declared a museum of national interest by the Generalitat de Catalunya.

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The MACBA Collection

The MACBA collection was officially created in 1997. It begins with the material abstraction of the fifties of the twentieth century, and contains works of European pop and the avant-garde of the 60s and 70s. It also has works of photographic figuration and the anti-minimalist sculpture of the 80s, and more current works by young artists. As for the origin, the works are from local, national and international artists. In the case of international artists, it focuses mainly on South America and the Eastern countries, although recently it has also incorporated works by artists from North Africa, the Middle East and the Arab world in general.

MACBA opening hours

  • Monday to Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Non-holiday Tuesday: closed
  • Saturdays: from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Sundays and holidays: from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Holidays with special opening hours

  • April 10 and 13: from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • August 15: from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • September 24: from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • December 26: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Visit the MACBA for free

  • February 12: from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Santa Eulàlia)
  • April 18: from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Món Llibre)
  • April 19: from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Món Llibre)
  • May 16: from 4:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. (Night of the Museums)
  • May 17: from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (International Museum Day)
  • September 24: from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (La Mercè)
  • November 28: from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (MACBA's 25th anniversary)

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Where is it?

Ciutat Vella - El Raval
Zip code: 
Plaça dels Àngels, 1
+ 34 93 412 08 10