Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona (MACBA)

And there it stands, white and shining...

We can't avoid mentioning the container first, as it will definitely cause a strong first impression when you get on the square from one of the narrow streets and suddenly see it.

Designed by Richard Meier, the Macba (inaugurated in 1995) provoked all kinds of reactions: some loved it, some hated it. Next to ten years later, it has managed to settle quietly into its (not so quiet) surroundings.

The works are not displayed in a permanent manner, but are rotated through the different rooms of the museum to accommodate suitable space for temporary exhibitions.

While there, don't forget to have a look at the Barcelona Contemporary Culture Centre (CCCB), which organizes temporary exhibitions related to contemporary culture.


MACBA Building
MACBA Building, by Richard Meier


MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Address: Plaça. dels Angels, 1
Area: Raval
Metro:
L1, L3 Catalunya
L1, L2 Universitat

Opening Days and Hours:
Sept. 25 to June 24:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 11 am to 7.30 pm

Closed on Tuesday
Saturdays: 10 am to 8 pm
Sundays and holidays: 10 am to 3 pm
June 25 to Sept. 24:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 11 am to 7.30 pm

Closed on Tuesday
Saturdays 10 am to 8 pm
Sundays and holidays:
10 am to 3 pm
Closed on:
Tuesday (except holidays)
December 25 and January 1

Admission Fees:
All exhibitions: € 8.00
Reduced rate (Students, Carnet Jove and groups of 20 or more) : € 6.50
One exhibition: € 6.00
Reduced rate (Students, Carnet Jove and groups of 20 or more) : € 4.50
Free admission: Senior citizens (65 and over), unemployed persons, children under 14; exhibitions at La Capella MACBA.

Macba Website