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MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

El Raval
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Address: 1 Placa dels Angels, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 934 12 08 10
11:00 - 19:30
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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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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Quite an interesting collection

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Elaine X
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Elaine X
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Dean F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Lonplon
Ebeltoft, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the exhibitions they had! And the way they where curated in the space, which invites you to go through.

Thank Esther C
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA The best exhibit was a grey, black and white installation on the ground floor. Unfortunately this was just a seating area. Comfy chair though.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Interesting exhibits. We especially like one which showed 100 pictures of different people; one black & white photo for every year of life up to 100 years.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I like contemporary art and it is not on the top 10 things to do in Barcelona. We had articket so for sure worth the visit. I will suggest this place only for people who like to visit contemporary art at any city they go. The area is beautiful - Born and check which exhibition have at CCCB.

Thank Damian F
Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This museum has over 5000 works and of course only a limited number is exhibited at a given time. This special exhibition (until summer 2017) primarily has videos etc. Don't expect many paintings. The part of the exhibition focusing on conflict, borders and migration had several very good and interesting works.

Thank Gunnar G

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