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Museum of Contemporary Art, Vigo

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The Museum of Contemporary Art, Vigo is an art museum in Vigo, Spain. It displays changing exhibitions of contemporary art, but has no permanent collection.The building dates from the 19th century, originally having been built as a public prison. Following a request for a new prison, the Ministry allowed the construction of the building, on May 16, 1861. This project was carried out by the architect José María Ortiz y Sánchez. The building, which was supposed to be a simple jail but eventually became a courthouse with courts, prisons and a small shelter for the guards, was completed in 1880.A century later, the city council considered demolishing the building to create a leafy square in its place, but after a strong rejection of this new project by the architect Alvaro Siza Vieira and Javier Sainz de Oinza and the History Professor From Madrid High School, Pedro Navascués Palacio, this idea was abandoned. On 6 October 1990, the Directorate General of Heritage of the Galician regional government declared the building as a Cultural Property.In 1995, a new cultural project with the objective of rehabilitating the building and transforming it into a contemporary art museum was approved. The work was commissioned to a team of architects formed by Salvador Fraga Rivas, Francisco Javier García-Quijada Romero y Manuel Portolés Sanjuán. Years later, after refurbishment costs of 2 million Euros, the museum was opened in 2002 under the name of "MARCO"
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  • On the basis that I love contemporary art, the truth is that I can hardly understand the selection that you normally find in the framework. It is true that there are permanent funds that are worth (without being masterpieces) but the temporary exhibitions are sometimes required to run. Would you recommend to visit him? Yes, because it is free and is in the heart, but come on... If you miss you nor martirices.
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  • This museum is worth a visit because of the property that nicely decorated and classified. the full video art in addition to a somewhat muddled selected collection of modern art.
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  • The title put it because it was before the city jail, and if we have the opportunity to see it from a nearby House, we see the characteristic plant of the building which, curiously, respected. Anyone who wants to see the lost architecture of Vigo, in You Tube see the magnificent buildings lost by "banking" modernity
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