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MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

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Address: 1 Placa dels Angels, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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+34 934 12 08 10
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon 11:00 - 19:30
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 19:30
Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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A comprehensive collection of Spanish, Catalonian and European modern and...

A comprehensive collection of Spanish, Catalonian and European modern and contemporary art housed in a striking white building designed by architect Richard Meier.

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Great building.

The best part of the gallery was the building itself. A beautiful big white space stands in stark contrast to the rest of the city. The pieces are sparse and the space of the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best part of the gallery was the building itself. A beautiful big white space stands in stark contrast to the rest of the city. The pieces are sparse and the space of the galleries is not used well in my opinion, so pieces are crammed into little rooms off the main corridors. The works were a mixture of brilliant... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you speak Spanish or Catalans no problem otherwise much of what is on show will be wasted on you I fear - it was on us.

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Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful architecture,but as all contemporary art museums it all depends on the current exhibit. Gelatina dura was intensely thought provoking, Madeinusa a bit boring.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The building itself was the best part of the visit as the architecture is quite interesting. The exibits itself were very mixed - there were 2 or 3 interesting pieces, but the rest was rather odd and not very interesting.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

while I really like the architecture of the building,I was kind of disappointed with the actual exhibitions. Nice,well done, but somehow not really the wow thing. But as we were lucky and had a day of free entrance, I did not regret coming here :-)

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Easily my favourite place to go and chill. Outside, you'll see tons of skaters showing off their tricks. Inside, the building is minimalist, with extremely thought-provoking art. It is an amazing place to take photos. Behind the museum you have Keith Haring's famous mural for the battle against AIDS. It is a very artsy place where all kinda of interesting... More 

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Verona, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Zipped in with our Articket. The collection, and the temporary exhibits, show how art reflects society, often questioning accepted points of view (which is why most dictators censor art). We enjoyed experiencing the wind tunnel in the main collection. Hard Gelatin is a hard look at how views of reality are shaped. The Miralda Madeinusa exhibit covers Catalan artist Antoni... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Very informative museum. Expositions are locaed in chronological order and it is easy to follow the idea and see it developing. Spanish definitely know their contemporary art :) emuseum is suitable for those who don't know what modern art is at all, as well as for those who are more into the subject. Museum hosts 2 free excursions during the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We were expecting to see a few famous pieces of artwork but instead saw some really whacky exhibitions , our children just laughed at most of the stuff , the toilets were nice but €32 for the four of us was a bit steep .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Very eclectic selection of interesting artists with very nice presentation and flow from exhibit to exhibit. Leave yourself several hours or make two trips. On a sunny day you can go outside and watch the skateboarders for a break.

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