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Museu Europeu d'art Modern - MEAM

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Address: Musee Europeen d'Art Moderne | Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 933 19 56 93
10:00 - 20:00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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More modern than Picasso

I visited museum Friday evening at about 6 p.m. and had an excellent opportunity to see Istvan Sandorfi exhibition. I would highly recommend it, especially to the fans of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited museum Friday evening at about 6 p.m. and had an excellent opportunity to see Istvan Sandorfi exhibition. I would highly recommend it, especially to the fans of hyperrealism.

Thank GregoryAlpha
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close to the Picasso museum, the MEAM is definitely worth a visit. It displays figurative art, and it is always a pleasure to wander around its ample rooms, It has got an excellent permanent collection and it keeps changing its displays, therefore every visit is different, plus there is a various choice of monographic exhibitions over the year. If you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this museum twice, the first time two years ago, and I enjoyed both times. This is a museum only for modern figurative art. Sadly only few people visit here so it is a very peaceful place and you can fully enjoy the art.

Thank Lonplon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Museum offers workshops for children. If interest you will need to contact in advance. We went there specialy for our 5 year old girl. She loved it. During this time we could enjoy the exposition.

Thank d0lphin2
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Not a massive place so the exhibition can be taken up by one artist. When we went the artist was a little dark and morbid so not quite my cup of tea. However I have been on other occasions and enjoyed it so let thing to do is your research on the artists before you visit.

Thank UkTravellerdotcom
Drouin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We stumbled across this by accident when visiting the Musea Europea d'art Modern (MEAM) in the late afternoon. It was a perfect way to end the day, sipping wine and enjoying the performance of three excellent musicians. I wish our grown up kids could have been with us - they would have also enjoyed it! Quality art, music and wine.

Thank Jenn D
Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

The subject matter of 21st century figurative art seems specialised to this museum. No other museum seems to dedicate themselves to this or at least give much attention to it. It could be a unique selling point. However, while I was there they were preparing a retrospective of Istvan Sandorfi. This seems to necessitate putting the vast majority of their... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This is worth a visit. A great building with lots of exhibition space. I didn't warm to the paintings on show but enjoyed the sculpture. Having said that the paintings were a good quality but I doubt the painter was a happy man. I found it quite depressing as an exhibition. It's also a quiet oasis in a very busy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

MEAM is just moments away from the Museu Picasso but somehow wonderfully quiet. The gallery specialises in 21st Century figurative art. It's quite small, spread over four floors of varying sizes, but well worth the €10/€7(under 30s) ticket price. An unpretentious collection of impressive work with some serious talent on display. During our visit we were treated to live classical... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Cannot believe that it was nearly empty in the late afternoon on a Saturday. Beautiful building and amazing art. A much nicer experience than the Picasso museum - friendly staff, make your own way round, great value.

Thank Jane S

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