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Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante (MACA)

| Plaza de Santa Maria, 3, 03002 Alicante, Spain
+34 965 21 31 56
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A wide ranging selection of modern art from the regions artist. There are a few pieces of work by... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Andrew M

It was a pretty decent museum, but nothing to exciting. They had a couple of great pieces, but... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Ingrid Y
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Set in the ancient heart of the city, opposite the monumental Basilica of Santa María, this imposing new building takes up an entire city block and encompasses the oldest civil construction in the city: the venerable Casa de La Asegurada, an outstanding example of Valencian baroque architecture built as a public wheat granary in 1685. Known as the MACA, the Alicante Museum of Contemporary Art is owned by the City Council and is one of Alicante's leading cultural venues. The construction and refurbishment project was designed by the architectural firm Sancho-Madridejos and funded by the Valencian Regional Government. It boasts a total floor space of 4680 m2 spread across four storeys and two basement levels, and features one temporary exhibition hall, four exhibition halls for the permanent collections, a library, teaching venues, an events hall, storerooms, workshops, plus quarters for security, administration and the like. The Museum's diaphanous spaces showcase its rich and varied collections of contemporary art according to highly rigorous museum programming in which conservation and education are given top priority.
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| Plaza de Santa Maria, 3, 03002 Alicante, Spain
+34 965 21 31 56
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wide ranging selection of modern art from the regions artist. There are a few pieces of work by well know artist such as Miro. A lot of the work on display is from artist who at some point worked the region. So I saw...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

It was a pretty decent museum, but nothing to exciting. They had a couple of great pieces, but could absolutely be better. Really can't complain though, as it was free.

Thank Ingrid Y
Reviewed 27 July 2017

A must when in Alicante. The building itself is lovely and the artwork inside is varied. It's also free which is great.

Thank Jackiee19
Reviewed 23 July 2017

No, it's not the Prado. It's a small(ish) free art museum with some interesting art. The air-conditioned coolness makes a lovely 30-minute visit. Beware of guards who are there that you (godforbid) don't take a picture of anything inside. They are not that good at...More

Thank dmitry k
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Ok museum, although not very big. Arranged on three floors with both sculptures and paintings. There were pamphlets with information about the collection and museum but they were all in Spanish and that's a shame because I think one needs more information about the pieces...More

Thank himemiya
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I am not a great fan of contemporary, abstract and conceptual art. But this museum has a nice atmosphere and interesting exhibits by Spanish artists which challenged my aesthetic in a very nice way.

Thank AnnaMarkodi
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed it here. It has lots of modern art in although lots of the signs are in Spanish and I couldn't understand them. But the art is self explanatory most of the time. A small leaflet with a english explanation of the art would...More

Thank Lydia2121
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I am not generally speaking a modern art fan, but did find a couple of pieces that I liked. Free entry so worth dropping in to widen ones experiences.

Thank am917
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This free museum is not overwhelming at all and has different art medium on display. Its a nice escape for an hour or two from the 'old' Alicante. There did 'nt seem to be a gift shop or cafe, unheard of in England!

Thank bigbikes
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This museum is free.We enjoyed an exhibition of surreal Goya drawings.Some of the paintings by local artists are unremarkable

Thank busyfamilytraveller
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