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Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)

Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)

Art Museum
El Raval, Barcelona
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    Christian K.
    "The square in front is full of skaters and young people."(5 Tips)
    Mariana T.
    "... is a great example of Richard Meier's architecture. Always changing expositions..."(4 Tips)
    Jole P.
    "Beautiful modern art museum- would highly recommend"(3 Tips)
    Levin V.
    "Awesome museum with great art and impressive architecture"(6 Tips)
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  • Joe C.heart icon on user image
    Joe CooperDecember 26, 2014
    Definitely an interesting museum to visit. Be sure to check out the replica Keith Haring mural outside (you don't have to buy a ticket to see it).
  • Remi L.
    Remi LefevreAugust 26, 2014
    Catch a break from the downtown heat with some local contemporary art: the building itself justifies a visit. Whilst collections vary in quality, there is always more than one so you can't go wrong.
  • Maria F.
    Maria FulanaDecember 10, 2014
    a place to spend a day, Macba has an amazing collection. Also u can get a coffee around, there's a keith haring painting. macba store full of nice publications & products, as the others stores around
  • Jen R.heart icon on user image
    Jen RouseOctober 5, 2016
    Shame both ground and top floors were closed when I visited, made €10 seem a bit steep. But the building is beautiful and a few pieces were really great. Wifi code included on your ticket.
  • Jackie M.heart icon on user image
    Jackie MucilliFebruary 24, 2015
    The building itself is really cool. The art is kind of weird, but worth checking out if you're interested in contemporary art. Free wifi.
  • Matthias W.heart icon on user image
    Matthias WelteJune 20, 2017
    When it's closed you will meet hundreds of young people on the plaza dancing to hiphop or skateboarding or just hanging around and drinking beer. Awesome!
  • Oh-Barcelona.com
    Oh-Barcelona.comOctober 11, 2010
    A meeting place for the city's skaters and a top-class modern art museum. The exhibition by Konrad and Dorothee Fischer, in particular, is worth visiting and the building itself is a work of art. Read more
  • Mariana T.heart icon on user image
    Mariana TépozMarch 10, 2017
    Located at the Raval, this museum is a great example of Richard Meier's architecture. Always changing expositions of modern art. Is worth the visit.
  • Apartment Barcelona
    Apartment BarcelonaNovember 5, 2014
    Designed by New York architect Richard Meier and established in the inner city Raval neighbourhood, it´s likened to the largest Russian doll; it’s a work of art that contains many more inside. Read more
  • Gianfranco L.heart icon on user image
    Gianfranco LanzioApril 26, 2015
    Great contemporary museum. A lot of different exhibitions and mesmerising architecture inside. Chill outside and watch the skaters do their tricks while you wait outside.
  • Hanniee E.heart icon on user image
    Hanniee EngberNovember 17, 2014
    Fascinating exhibits and they have guided tours for free (in english too)! Admission is worth the price. There are nice info pamphlets for each exhibit too.
  • Julian B.
    Julian BleeckerNovember 10, 2010
    They say this is the hot skateboard spot. Being from Venice CA I'm spoiled cause 3 visits left me super unimpressed. Oh well - the locals clearly love it. A couple of cool friendly skate shops nearby.
  • DHR.com
    DHR.comOctober 26, 2011
    Also known as MACBA, this is one of Barcelona's best museums. Has impressive collections from the mid-20th century to present. Stop by the Special Collections and Library Reading rooms.
  • Christian K.heart icon on user image
    Christian KatarnSeptember 22, 2014
    Designed by starchitect Richard Meier, this contemporary art museum is a must see if you are in town. The square in front is full of skaters and young people.
  • saigeheart icon on user image
    saigeJune 15, 2017
    Thoughtfully designed exhibits highlighting art, architecture, and sociologically important trends & ideas. Loved it.
  • Apartment Barcelona
    Apartment BarcelonaJanuary 17, 2014
    For those who prefer a more modern twist to art, be sure to make your way to the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, also known as the MACBA.
  • Bálint L.heart icon on user image
    Bálint LiptaySeptember 16, 2016
    i was just about to loose all my trust of art institutions generally, but MACBA gave me an example that Museums still can have an important role in my life and in the society.
  • Vanessa R.heart icon on user image
    Vanessa RuedaSeptember 17, 2015
    impeccable curation, texts, artworks, bookstore and personal. I love this museum. A must if you like contemporary, conceptual art
  • APPARTSHOWROOMheart icon on user image
    APPARTSHOWROOMSeptember 13, 2013
    After visit MACBA find art KM. 0 at our art showroom at Notariat, 3. Today 13/09/13 at 19:00 h. opening of Jordi Santacana painting. Have time with the artist in APPARTSHOWROOM having a MORITZ beer.
  • Anya G.heart icon on user image
    Anya GregoryFebruary 1, 2016
    Interesting exhibits, great architecture, and the surrounding plaza is fun for people watching.
  • i.am. a.heart icon on user image
    i.am. a.June 27, 2016
    Top class modern art museum! Beautiful modern building. Love it!
  • Apartment Barcelona
    Apartment BarcelonaOctober 17, 2012
    For those who prefer a modern twist to art...the MACBA is a must! Check out one of the many temporary exhibitions...sure to leave you in awe! Read more
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    SOctober 1, 2015
    The art is not amazing - but it's a great space to hang out, both indoors and outdoors. Stop by.
  • Apartment Barcelona
    Apartment BarcelonaDecember 27, 2013
    The MACBA museum in Barcelona’s el Raval is a must. With many different exhibitions, there is bound to be something for everyone.
  • Adrian A.heart icon on user image
    Adrian AlvaAugust 9, 2019
    Museum is great, close by to CCCB, bars and coffee bear. If you skate, this is your spot.
  • Annija S.heart icon on user image
    Annija SpēkaOctober 13, 2018
    Definitely worth the visit. It’s free on Saturday (16:00-19:00). Use this opportunity!
  • Dougie S.
    Dougie ShirlawJune 24, 2023
    Book online to visit on a Saturday for free.
  • Amy R.heart icon on user image
    Amy RobertsonNovember 24, 2018
    Great political art from 1920-2000! Also some pretty intense multimedia contemporary art
  • Dan M.heart icon on user image
    Dan Mondragón SomeraJanuary 2, 2019
    Pretty cool museum. It’s big so wear comfortable shoes. The shop is cool as well
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BainesJuly 26, 2013
    Check out the free and excellent street art tour of El Ravel that departs from outside MACBA daily at 5.30pm.
  • olga z.
    olga zeroNovember 29, 2014
    You might find some interesting temporary exhibitions. The last floor is hard to digest though! Conceptual stuff is not easy for "normal people". Maybe the curators could have made it lighter?
  • Martin K.
    Martin KuncSeptember 7, 2014
    Great temporary exhibitions, not very good collection of artworks in pernament exhibition. Free Wi-fi.
  • Cherry A.heart icon on user image
    Cherry AdamMay 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The Punk exhibition is amazing. Don't miss it!
  • Fred W.
    Fred WilsonSeptember 13, 2014
    my least favorite of all the art museums we visited in Barcelona
  • Anastasia R.
    Anastasia RAugust 29, 2014
    I like this place and will visit in future. Not so crowded and lots of things and art it's nice to think of there.
  • Justin H.
    Justin HamNovember 26, 2012
    Strange yet interesting at the same time. Beautiful space too. Just keep an open mind then you will enjoy the experience.
  • Fuyuhiko T.
    Fuyuhiko TakayaMarch 24, 2012
    "This museum is located centre of Barcelona. So that I recommend to visit from 10 AM to 13:00 - 14:00 PM (before lunch time) on Sunday. Use time efficiently!!"
  • Ana F.heart icon on user image
    Ana FedzAugust 25, 2015
    If you like museums ask for artpass. If you think you will come back within a year buy the yearly pass by 15€.
  • Sebastian G.heart icon on user image
    Sebastian Gisbert-MadziarSeptember 7, 2015
    Great installation, beautiful structure, great exhibitions
  • Fanie F.
    Fanie FellAugust 8, 2013
    sit at the stairs and watch the skateboarders, photographers, and students spending their time in the sun
  • Acomodis Barcelona
    Acomodis BarcelonaJune 3, 2011
    Excellent place to see modern art in Barcelona! Added bonus of rarely being crowded despite the current creative hand with curation. Read more
  • Ankur B.heart icon on user image
    Ankur BanerjeeJuly 11, 2016
    Retain your entry ticket pass, as it contains the wifi password for the free "MACBA" network to connect to. Lockers available which require €1 deposit (returned when you empty the locker).
  • Chris L.
    Chris LMay 9, 2022
    Of all the gift shops you’re gonna find in BCN, this is the coolest.
  • Barcelona4Seasons
    Barcelona4SeasonsJune 15, 2011
    It´s the place to be if you want to go for a skate, chill or even get in the Museum to contemplate Contemporary Art !
  • Levin V.heart icon on user image
    Levin VDecember 17, 2017
    Awesome museum with great art and impressive architecture
  • Tessa C.
    Tessa ColautoSeptember 14, 2011
    Sadly the regular exhibition was closed, but the temporary exhibitions were great and it is definitely worth a visit to this contemporary art center.
  • Michael S.heart icon on user image
    Michael ScharfMarch 30, 2015
    Here you can enjoy great art & watch youngsters skating.
  • Ivan L.
    Ivan LojkoNovember 15, 2015
    Outside is a skating spot all day/night and a cool place to chill/drink w locals 😀
  • Jole P.heart icon on user image
    Jole PFebruary 13, 2017
    Beautiful modern art museum- would highly recommend
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJanuary 4, 2013
    Richard Meier’s 1995 stucco building contains an impressive collection of 20th-century and contemporary art: Clemente, Fontana, Matta-Clark, Tàpies.
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