MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona

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Experience a wide variety of art at MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, where you’ll find a collection of Spanish, Catalonian, and European pieces divided into three time periods. The displays feature modern and contemporary artwork, but many visitors say the building’s architecture itself is worth the trip. Lectures, seminars, and films are provided for the public. There are temporary exhibits as well. English tours run daily and are included in the ticket price. There’s even a mobile application you can use to learn more about the pieces during your visit. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona and many more Barcelona attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Barcelona vacation builder.
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  • MacBa is a striking building. Fantastic architecture and a radical concept. If you walk along Career Elisabets from Las Ramblas you will be stunned by this very modern building in the midst of a very ...  more »
  • If the above are not on your list, then this may or may not be the place for you. A modern art museum with a human rights (Think Canadian Human Rights Museum) slant that holds its place with the galle...  more »
  • The contemporary art is a challenging experience for those who are not initiated in the basic concepts, therefore, MACBA is a adequate museum to learn more about art. If you have only a few hours as I...  more »
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  • I'm an art geek, so all my gallery reviews are going to be glowing, or amusing. This place has something for everyone, including tech, science, governance and crime geeks. The Forensic Architecture exhibition was enthralling. Loved every minute of my time in the space. Bright, cool, clean. Such a great show.
  • This contemporary art museum was wonderful! When I visited this museum my favorite was the forensic Architecture exhibit! I know that the exhibits change up, but when you go a lot 2 to 3 hours to get through all the floors! I read almost every thing and took a four or five minutes to enjoy each fixture in every exhibit and it took me 4 hours to get through it all!
  • The Forensic Architecture exhibit just blew my mind. Alternately enlightening and depressing, it was not at all what I expected. A cool museum overall, but lacking some depth. A good deal for 10€.
  • Fantastic gallery, the building is beautiful in itself, great gift shop, 3 excellent and interesting exhibitions, fair entry price. Be aware of closing times - I think it closed at 3pm on the Monday I visited.
  • I have visited a huge number of museums in the US, Mexico, and Europe. This is the very worse. While being housed in a beautiful building, the "art" is junk. It was so bad I requested a refund on my ticket. Absolute nonsense, utilizing a huge amount of space. Don't waste your money (12 Euros) nor your time.

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