Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante Maca, Alicante

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Three permanent art collections are housed at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante Maca, inside the oldest government building in the city. The highlight of the attraction is the Juana Francés collection, bequeathed to the museum by the artist. This local artist's collection includes graphic work, paintings, and sketches that impress with their use of shape and texture. The Baroque government building where some of the collection is displayed is attached to a modern structure designed by architect Sol Madridejos. Inside this portion is a 20th-century art collection, with pieces from Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, and Pablo Picasso. For Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante Maca and beyond, use our Alicante vacation planner to get the most from your Alicante vacation.
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  • A little interesting, but you should be more educated in order to be able to enjoy the visit. Free entry was very good.
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  • The permanent collection is on the upper floors with special exhibitions on the ground floor, a little difficult to find as the sign on the wall is small, but a lovely gallery space to enjoy contempor...  more »
  • Every Spanish city or large town seems to have an excellent contemporary art gallery, and this was also the case in Alicante. The gallery building is over several floors, all very spacious and well la...  more »
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  • An interesting and spacious building that displays well the various artworks. There are items in here that are clearly important within Spanish life and culture but that are hard to 'read' coming in from cold. Worth a quick visit even if your not a modern art fan. Only issue: why is the man in the front desk so incredibly angry with everyone?! Try giving people a welcome so they know it is OK to be there.
  • Thought we shud try to educate ourselves so went to look at this art gallery. I'm quite sure that if ur into ur art this is a wonderful place, but we aren't so a lot of head scratching later we left. Super looking building inside, no photos.
  • I was impressed by the layout and beauty of the building itself and when we found out it was free we spent a lot of time looking through the four floors. As with any art that were pieces that I was not impressed with but the overall impression was very good. I would highly recommended this as a refreshing stop to get out of the heat of the city and enjoy an afternoon.
  • Great example of European and modern art. Also a great field trip when I was on study abroad.
  • The building was magnificent. It is free entry and has toilets which is useful. As for the art, some were very clever 3d displays. Others were very niave, and we just don't understand why they are called masterpieces. I guess we just 'don't get' contempory art.