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MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

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Address: 1 Placa dels Angels, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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+34 934 12 08 10
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon 11:00 - 19:30
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 19:30
Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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A comprehensive collection of Spanish, Catalonian and European modern and...

A comprehensive collection of Spanish, Catalonian and European modern and contemporary art housed in a striking white building designed by architect Richard Meier.

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Excellent Representation of Early Modern Work

Very eclectic selection of interesting artists with very nice presentation and flow from exhibit to exhibit. Leave yourself several hours or make two trips. On a sunny day you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Malibu, California, United States
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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative museum. Expositions are locaed in chronological order and it is easy to follow the idea and see it developing. Spanish definitely know their contemporary art :) emuseum is suitable for those who don't know what modern art is at all, as well as for those who are more into the subject. Museum hosts 2 free excursions during the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were expecting to see a few famous pieces of artwork but instead saw some really whacky exhibitions , our children just laughed at most of the stuff , the toilets were nice but €32 for the four of us was a bit steep .

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Malibu, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very eclectic selection of interesting artists with very nice presentation and flow from exhibit to exhibit. Leave yourself several hours or make two trips. On a sunny day you can go outside and watch the skateboarders for a break.

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Thank Thomas S
Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the museum. The political and social references in the art tell you a lot about regional and national politics from the 1930s onward to today. Your ticket is good for one month so you can come back. It's very powerful to take in one viewing.

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Thank Andrew B
Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

A wonderful experience for those who like modern art. The mos exciting exhibit was the showing of 100 years of photos: i.e. 101 people were photographed at ages from 10 months, 1 year, 2 years,... til 100 years old. different people, different ages. a whole life cycle- GREAT

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Thank pesahs613
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Being very critical of contemporary art, I surprisingly spent a great time here. The rationales of all exhibits were well expressed.

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Thank Elaine X
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Lively in the city centre the museum makes an impression if you approach it walking from Las Ramblas

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The building and space is like an exhibit in itself. Richard Meier buildings are usually extraordinary and this is no exception. I can't recommend enough (even if 10e is quite expensive).The current Miralda exhibit being of particular interest.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I saw a very good exhibition from the museum collection of art-works from around the world. There were very interesting performance documentations. The building is nice from inside as well as outside.

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Ebeltoft, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit only for building. Great arcitecture. The expositions were interesting. Recommendeble and nice area.

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