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Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) Tours

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Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA)
A soaring, shimmering glass and concrete edifice in the Raval, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) was completed in 1995, spearheading the once-tatty district’s revival. Its matte white interior flooded with natural light creates a backdrop for the 5,000-piece collection, displayed in ever-changing temporary exhibitions.

The Basics
The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (known locally as the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona), in Barcelona’s Raval district, is a hidden gem for art lovers, with rotating exhibits running anywhere from three to six months at a time. Admission to the museum is valid for one month, so you can return multiple times to take in the art at your own pace. Choose between a basic admission ticket or a multimuseum pass, which also grants access to popular spots such as the Picasso Museum and Joan Miró Foundation. If you’re interested in both art and food, combine those passions into a single walking tour through the city, with stops at MACBA, the Picasso Museum, and some of the city’s top tapas bars.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • MACBA is a must-visit for art lovers or those looking to enjoy Barcelona like a local.
  • Download the MACBA app on your smartphone before your visit to learn more about the works you’re seeing.
  • The museum offers free Wi-Fi; ask for the password at the information desk.
  • The collection is wheelchair-accessible, and wheelchairs are available to borrow.

How to Get There
The museum is situated in the heart of the Raval and well-connected by public transportation. Take Barcelona Metro line 1 or 2 to Universitat or line 3 to Catalunya or Liceu. Several buses also stop nearby.

When to Get There
The museum is open from Wednesday to Monday throughout the year. Admission is free every Saturday from 4pm until 8pm.

Highlights of the MACBA Collection
Featuring avant-garde artists from the latter half of the 20th century, the collection is rich in international names such as Paul Klee, Dieter Roth, and Jean-Michel Basquiat but specializes in the works of celebrated Catalan artists, including Antoni Tàpies, Miquel Barceló, Susana Solano, and Pere Jaume.
Address: Plaça dels Angels 1, Barcelona 08001, Spain
Admission: Varies
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Barcelona

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Gary P
, Sep 2017
Did not go because you did not give good directions or map or anything and could not find it until too late to go.

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Skip the Line: Barcelona MACBA Museum of Contemporary Art Admission Ticket

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The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, or MACBA), houses roughly 5,000 works and more than five acres (two hectares) of gallery space. Exhibits focus on Catalan and Spanish art from 1945 onward, with displays of visual arts, performance, dance, and film. This ticket allows you to explore the museum at your own pace, with multiple times offered throughout the day.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 17 Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) costs USD 6.31. Guided Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) tours start around USD 6.31 per person. See all 17 Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) tickets and tours on Viator.
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