MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art)

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05/09/2019 - 16:46

The main building of the 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.

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 schedule

  • Monday, and from Wednesday to Saturday: from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • August 15: from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Non-holiday Tuesday: closed
  • Sundays and holidays: from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Visit the MACBA for free

  • Every Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • International Day and Night of the Museums: May 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 01:00 a.m.
  • La Mercè: September 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Buy Tickets

Tickets for Barcelona Museum Pass
Skip The Line – MACBA included

Where is it?

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

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