MACBA – Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

MACBA – Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, known in English as Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, is dedicated to works of art of the second half of the twentieth century. 

The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art), known as MACBA, is a research centre and museum that focuses on contemporary art. It was declared an example of cultural heritage by the Government of Catalonia.

Inside the MACBA

The Museu d’Art Contemporani was built between 1991 and 1995. It takes up 153,923 ft² (14,300 m²) of floor space in total, which is divided into large bright white-painted spaces, where the various exhibitions are hung.

The MACBA collection features over 5,000 works of art, all of which were created from the 1950’s to the present day, including abstract works that are characteristic of the mid-twentieth century, art from the eighties and even more recent works of art.

For contemporary art fans  

Like other contemporary art museums, MACBA can be incredibly interesting if you love abstract and minimalist art, but if you are not a fan of this type of art, we suggest visiting other of Barcelona’s numerous museums and art galleries.

Schedule

From 25 September until 24 June
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 11 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sundays: 10 am – 3pm.
Tuesday: closed
From 25 June until 24 September
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 11am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sundays: 10 am – 3pm.
Tuesday: closed

Price

Adults: €10
International students and Seniors (over 65 years old): €8

Transport

Metro: Universitat, lines 1 and 2; Catalunya and Liceu, line 3.
Buses: 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 24, 37, 41, 42, 50, 54, 55, 58, 59, 62, 63, 64, 66, 67, 68, 91, 120, 121, 141 and H12.