MACBA, temple of contemporary art

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MACBA, temple of contemporary art

Inaugurated in 1995 and conceived by architect Richard Meier, the MACBA turned Barcelona into a hotspot of contemporary art.

The immense geometrical white building (voluntarily conceived that way by the architect to better bring out space and light) is located amid the historical El Raval neighbourhood, by the city harbour. It houses quite a few gems of modern and contemporary art.

The MACBA is exclusively devoted to artists from the second half of the 20th century, from the 1950s material abstraction to Pop Art in the 1970s. You'll be able to gaze at works by Antoni Tàpies, Paul Klee and Francesc Torres, but also Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol and Alexander Calder. In all, the museum has more than 5,500 pieces on display, making for a better understanding of the political and social realities of the times. You won't find permanent collections, but rather a regular rotation of MACBA's vaults. Each one of your visits will potentially be truly unique!

Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Plaça dels Àngels, 1
08001 Barcelona

www.macba.cat