As quoted, MACBA’s aim and main objective is to:

disseminate contemporary art, offering a diverse range of visions, and generating critical debates on art and culture. But also aspiring to reach diverse audiences

The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona is an essential place to visit for those who hope to get to know the city’s art culture.

Permanent Collection

The MACBA’s permanent collection has over 5,000 pieces of modern art made by Spanish and Catalan artists in the twentieth century. However, much of the permanent collection an many of the museum’s temporary exhibitions feature the work of international and contemporary artists.

Temporal Exhibitions

Actually you can find there three especial exhibitions:

  1. Action: A provisional history of the 90s (July 10, 2020 to February 7, 2021)

  2. On Riots, Grief and Parties (July 10 to November 2020)

  3. Takis (November 22, 2019 to September 13, 2020)

The museum itself is an excellent example of the very art it showcases. Often referred to as “the pearl” because of its bright white color. It contrasts with the older architectural style of the nearby Gothic Quarter. The building is a prime example of modernist architecture.

Even if they planned to open MACBA during the 1992 summer Olympic games in Barcelona, the museum didn’t officially open its doors to the public until 1995. Since then it has become a must see attraction for tourists and a reference for Barcelona’s artistic community.

You can also visit nearby attractions such as El Mercat de la Boqueria, Plaça Catalunya or the Gran Teatre del Liceu. You can also stroll down the street and pop into a few vintage and quirky shops or stop to have a snack and drink in nearby pubs. 

Also do not worry about the prevention measures towards the covid, they are covered. It is a museum that complies without any problem with the protocol and that will meet your expectations


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

Bus lines: 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 24, 37, 41, 42, 50, 54, 55, 58, 59, 62, 63, 64, 66, 67, 68, 91, 120, 121, 141, H12

Car: Parking


Monday – Friday: 10AM – 8PM

Saturday: 10AM – 8PM

Sundays and Holiday Days: 10AM – 3PM

Tuesday: CLOSED


Get your online tickets here and avoid wasting time in ques!

General Entrance: 11€

Saturdays from 4PM to 8PM: FREE (thanks to the Uniqlo Collaboration)