The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) is one of those indispensable places, especially if you’re interested in contemporary art and culture. The collection offers a journey from 1929 to the present through works of Catalan artists, although international creators are also well represented. More than 6,000 pieces will keep any visitor interested in the exhibit. The MACBA is located only 20 min away by walk from our central guesthouse in Barcelona.
What to see at MACBA
Since it opened its doors in 1995, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art has been established as a touchstone in the scene. The visit begins with a few key works from the 20’s, continuing through a chronological journey that makes an important stop in 1968. That year, contemporary art was radically transformed, and the museum bears witness to that.
There’s a place in the collection not just for Catalan artists, but also the European vanguard and pop movements, as well as visual art from the Middle East and Latin America.
The more than 6,000 pieces that make up the MACBA collection are distributed through various rooms for a more comfortable, organized visit. The exhibit is also placed in a concrete political and social context for increased understanding.