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Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA)
Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA)

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA)

Plaça dels Angels 1, Barcelona, Spain, 08001

The Basics

The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (known locally as the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona), in Barcelona’s Raval district, is a hidden gem for art lovers, with rotating exhibits running anywhere from three to six months at a time. Admission to the museum is valid for one month, so you can return multiple times to take in the art at your own pace. Choose between a basic admission ticket or a multimuseum pass, which also grants access to popular spots such as the Picasso Museum and Joan Miró Foundation. If you’re interested in both art and food, combine those passions into a single walking tour through the city, with stops at MACBA, the Picasso Museum, and some of the city’s top tapas bars.

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Barcelona Museum Pass
Barcelona Museum Pass
$41.39 per adult
Traveler Favorite
PIcasso
We visited Picasso museum and didn't want to leave. So many artworks and we definitely want to go back. Also visited CCCB and it was cool
Ayanna_R, Nov 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Barcelona

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Museum passport
Judy_C, Oct 2019
Barcelona Museum Pass
I’m so glad I did this museum pass, it was not expensive and it’s good for a year from the time it was first used. I frequent Europe each year so I will return again to see more art museums here in Barcelona. The really cool part was that I didn’t have to wait in any lines and I saw lots of great art in this incredible city.
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AMAZING
Dreamer736801, Aug 2019
Barcelona Museum Pass
The tour was informative and thorough. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. This tour was well worth the cost!
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Barcelona Museum Pass
Nancy_P, Aug 2019
Barcelona Museum Pass
This was a great idea and a great deal. Even if you don't see all 6 museums (we saw 4) on the passport it is a cost and time saving. The one slightly negative aspect was the way were greeted at the first venue (Museum of Contemporary Art). There was a bit of a mixup with Tourist Information telling us to just go to the museum to hand in our coupon (they didn't have copies of the current passports or something). The staff were a bit less than pleasant about it, but in the end we got our passport and the staff at all the other venues have been tremendously pleasant and helpful.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • MACBA is a must-visit for art lovers or those looking to enjoy Barcelona like a local.

  • Download the MACBA app on your smartphone before your visit to learn more about the works you’re seeing.

  • The museum offers free Wi-Fi; ask for the password at the information desk.

  • The collection is wheelchair-accessible, and wheelchairs are available to borrow.

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How to Get There

The museum is situated in the heart of the Raval and well-connected by public transportation. Take Barcelona Metro line 1 or 2 to Universitat or line 3 to Catalunya or Liceu. Several buses also stop nearby.

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When to Get There

The museum is open from Wednesday to Monday throughout the year. Admission is free every Saturday from 4pm until 8pm.

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Highlights of the MACBA Collection

Featuring avant-garde artists from the latter half of the 20th century, the collection is rich in international names such as Paul Klee, Dieter Roth, and Jean-Michel Basquiat but specializes in the works of celebrated Catalan artists, including Antoni Tàpies, Miquel Barceló, Susana Solano, and Pere Jaume.

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