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Explore Contemporary Art at MACBA Museum Barcelona

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Discover the vibrant world of contemporary art at MACBA Museum in Barcelona. Located in the heart of El Raval, MACBA offers a diverse program including visual arts, performance, dance, film, and music. Explore the museum's innovative exhibitions and engage in educational activities for all ages.

Get free admission to the MACBA museum and save € 12 with the Barcelona City Pass.

Unveiling the Contemporary Art Scene: MACBA Museum Barcelona

Discover Diverse Collections

Venture through the halls of MACBA and encounter a rich tapestry of artistic expressions spanning diverse mediums. From thought-provoking installations to captivating multimedia displays, the museum's collections showcase the evolution of contemporary art from the mid-20th century onwards. Delve into the world of post-1945 Catalan and Spanish art, as the museum's permanent exhibits offer insight into the cultural landscape of the region.

Engage in Cultural Discourse: 

At MACBA, art is not merely observed but actively engaged with. As you navigate through the museum's exhibitions, you'll find yourself immersed in a vibrant exchange of ideas and perspectives. From curated talks and panel discussions to interactive workshops, MACBA serves as a catalyst for intellectual discourse and artistic exploration. Engage with fellow enthusiasts and scholars alike as you delve deeper into the complexities of contemporary art.

Embrace the Contemporary Art Movement 

As you conclude your journey through MACBA Museum Barcelona, you'll emerge with a newfound appreciation for the dynamic and ever-evolving world of contemporary art. With its innovative exhibitions, engaging educational programs, and commitment to cultural discourse, MACBA invites visitors to become active participants in the ongoing dialogue surrounding contemporary art. Whether you're a connoisseur or a novice, the museum offers a space where creativity knows no bounds and imagination reigns supreme.


Highlights of  MACBA

  • Provocative Discourse: Engage in critical dialogue with MACBA's thought-provoking exhibits, fostering reflection on contemporary issues.
  • Diverse Spaces: Explore the Meier Building, MACBA Auditorium, and Covent dels Àngels, each offering a unique artistic experience.
  • Educational Enrichment: Participate in guided tours and hands-on workshops for all ages, enhancing your understanding of contemporary art.
  • Cultural Immersion: Experience MACBA's vibrant and eclectic ambiance, promising an unforgettable journey through the contemporary art scene.


Operating Hours 

Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 7:30 pm

Tuesday (non-holiday): Closed

Saturdays: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sundays and holidays: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Closed on 1st January and 25th December.

Special Opening Hours on Public Holidays:

6th January, 29th March, 1st April, 24th June, 15th August, 11th September, 24th September, 12th October: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

1st May, 20th May, 1st November, 6th December, and 26th December: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Reserve your ticket 

Simply show your Barcelona City Pass at the ticket office of the MACBA Museum and get free entry.


Visitor Guidelines and Restrictions

  • Hearing accessibility: magnetic loops, sign language interpreters
  • Visual accessibility: monocles, magnifying glasses, tactile reproductions
  • Guided tours with visual resources available
  • Physical accessibility: ramps, lifts, adapted toilets, wheelchairs
  • Cognitive accessibility: sensory supports, interactive dynamics for those with intellectual disabilities



Getting there

To reach MACBA Museum Barcelona, various transportation options are available:

Metro: L1 (Catalunya or Universitat) L2 (Universitat) L3 (Catalunya or Liceu)

Bus: Routes: 7, 22, 24, 47, 52, 54, 55, 59, 62, 63, 67, 120, V13, V15, H12, H16, D50, L94, L95, Aerobús, and Bus Turístic

Train:Plaça de Catalunya (FGC and RENFE)

Car:Parking available in Plaça dels Àngels



Plaça dels Àngels, 1, 08001, Barcelona, Spain 

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