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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  • There are unforgettable spring Sunday. A totally recommended route in the heart of the old town of Alicante. Enjoy the MACA (Museum of contemporary art of Alicante) and the MUBAG (Museo de Bellas Artes Gravina), separated by the square of Santa Maria, where, gift, you can admire the most ancient Church of the city: the Basilica of Santa Maria and its 14th-century Gothic. Two smart museums, where the continent is at the height of the content, where the light flooded it all and one can enjoy masterpieces of Brook, Chillida, Dali, Equipo crónica, Gargallo, Genovés, Gordillo, Gris, Miró, Navarro Baldeweg, Picasso, Saura, Sempere, Tàpies, Zobel and, how not, Sorolla, and the classical alicantinos (Agulló, Cabrera, Casanova, Agrassot, Gisbert,...). A place to start with art spring in the city of spring, Alicante... But to review the best art from Alicante (and universal) at any time of the year... A pleasant walk in a beautiful crossroads which can not go unnoticed... and a stone's throw from the Postiguet beach.
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  • Apart from the paintings , take time to enjoy the works of Eusebio Sempere who is in many ways responsible for this wonderful museum's very existence. I believe the Alacant train station bears his nam...  more »
  • The interior of the museum is very much suited for the modern art inside. 3 floors with contemporary paintings, sculptures and video. Free entrance as are all the museums in Alicante. Good for an hour...  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.