Barcelona’s Museum of Contemporary Art is mainly dedicated to the exhibition of art pieces that were made in the first half of the 20th C. The art critic and historian Alexandre Cirici-Pellicer had the idea to create a contemporary art museum in Barcelona, so he began the collection in 1959. Built from 1987 to 1995, the MACBA museum opened its doors on 28th November in 1995.

The museum has clearly turned its collections towards the young generation of contemporary Catalan artists, with, for example, an important number of pieces that were made by their whip Miquel Barceló. The museum, which offers a large choice of pieces that reflect the artistic creation in the last 50 years, also offers a lot of temporary exhibitions (more than 10 per season).

Activities about art and culture are also organised, as well as activities for children, seminaries, conferences and guided visits. Furthermore, the museum offers visits in sign language on the third Sunday of each month. There are also adapted visits for blind people, which take place on the first Sunday of each month. The museum is adapted to handicapped people too.

Opening hours :

  • From Monday to Friday, from 11 am. to 19 :30 pm.
  • Saturdays, from 10 am to 9 pm.
  • Sundays and public holidays, from 10 am to 3 pm.
  • Tuesdays, closed.

How to get there:

  • Subway : L1, L2 (Universitat) and L3 (Catalunya or Liceu)
  • Touristic Bus and Barcelona City tour : Plaça Catalunya
  • Address: MACBA

Plaça dels Àngels, 1
08001 Barcelona

–     Phone number : +34 93 481 33 68

Normal price :

  • 12 euros. The ticket is valid during a month.

Free entrance :

–     For people under 14 years old.

–     With « Pass Articket Barcelona ».

Entrance with discount:

  • Students
  • Non-residents in Barcelona older than 65
  • Touristic Bus and Barcelona City tour.
  • Groups with more than 15 people.