European Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona

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#18 of 108 in Museums in Barcelona
For an impressive display of modern art, stop by European Museum of Modern Art, a museum featuring pieces from the 20th and 21st centuries. The collection is presented in several parts, including photorealistic paintings and sculptures. Copies and photos of the artwork are available for purchase in the gift shop. If you are a lover of music, come here for regular blues and classical music concerts. Make European Museum of Modern Art a centerpiece of your Barcelona vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Barcelona driving holiday planning app .
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  • A great place with so many talented and interesting european artists. The best we have seen in many years!  more »
  • My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this gallery so we decided to give it a go (especially since the Picasso lines were so long and this was just nearby with no lines). It was a very large gallery which ...  more »
  • What a beautiful little museum right around the corner from the famous Picasso Museum. This is a gem well worth visiting if you appreciate excellent work that is realistic in a more classically traine...  more »
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  • Just go there! Hyper realistic, yes. But If you are able to feel, you will. I loved it.
  • Lots of photorealism going on here, but each piece is still uniquely captivating, so I was able to spend a decent part of the afternoon here even though the museum isn't huge. €9 entry fee is a bit steep compared to some of the other museums in the city, but I found it to be well worth it. Probably one of my favorite museums overall.
  • One floor is temporary exhibitions and the other two are permanent. The museum has sculpture and paintings. There are some beautiful architectural features as well and various events such as live music performance. Highly recommended.
  • A beautifully restored 18th century palace is a divine backdrop for a phenomenal collection of modern art. The contrast of controversial, inspirational, provocative, "imediate/live art" set against stunning old world architecture ... the juxtaposition enhances the experience. * I found MEAM far more moving, exciting and inspirational than the Picasso Museum. It's a hidden gem.
  • Great experience. A bit small though. They played a song from interstellar soundtrack In the radio which I liked.

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