Museu d’Art Contemporani
Barcelona

About the museum

In MACBA mainly special exhibitions named artists - sculptors, painters, and filmmakers - will take place. But the MACBA also invite to join. So, regular workshops, conferences, film projects, audiovisual performances take place. Its origins the MACBA had in 1959, as the art critic Alexandre Cirici Pellicer suggested the opening of a museum for contemporary art. Together with Cesáreo Rodriguez Aguilera, he contributed the first works of art. The - clearly politically motivated - exhibition "Art and Peace" was shown 1963, which showed the two art lovers also the limits of political provocation in times of Franco's dictatorship. Their cooperation had ended.

I like the spirit around this corner. Just get a coffee and watch the Skaters. It's full of life!

Juan Garcia
Neighbor

Events

12 Oct
Tue 10.00
Can art still shock?
Discussion
15 Oct
Mon 10.00
Rosemarie Costaro
Focus at infinity
Vernissage
12 Oct
Tue 10.00
Can art still shock?
Discussion
15 Oct
Mon 10.00
Rosemarie Costaro
Focus at infinity
Vernissage
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Gastronomy

Barcelona is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe that will immediately make you feel at home. In the last few years, the so-called Ciudad Condal has created a multicultural environment in which innovation and tradition come together in harmony. This city's integrative mentality and passion for its identity are also reflected in its streets.
Barcelona is a city where you can eat well. Aside from its wide offer of catering for all tastes and budgets, we should also mention the markets that are a meeting point for locals who like to buy products from around the world.

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain

  • Plaça dels Àngels, 1
    08001 Barcelona
  • Working days: 11 am to 7.30 pm
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10 am to 8 pm
  • Sundays/holidays: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Entry ticket: 10 €
  • Reduced admission price: 8 €
  • Free admission: Children under 14

Cafés El Magnífico

In the Cafés El Magnífico shop – where you can get yourself some of the best coffee beans in the world – there's also an area where you can have an excellent cup of coffee. It's not cheap, but the high quality of the coffee is worth the extra coins once in a while. The capuccinos are especially delicious.

  • Plaça dels Àngels, 1
    08001 Barcelona
  • Mon – Fri, Sun: 11.00 – 19.30
    Sat: 10.00 – 21.00
  • Price: €€
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Escairón

Escairón is particularly remarkable for its Galician entrecot (sirloin steak) and 'caldo gallego' (Galician broth). Jorge and Pilar make you feel at home, while the clientele are mostly regulars. Aside from the entrecot, main dishes include barbecue, stews, and especially the eponymous dessert, Escairón (crème caramel with a kind of nougat ice cream).

  • Plaça dels Àngels, 1
    08001 Barcelona
  • Mon – Fri, Sun: 11.00 – 19.30
    Sat: 10.00 – 21.00
  • Price: €
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Las Cuevas del Sorte

This curious bar is a hole sculpted in stone on the otherwise gloomy C/Gignàs, one of the Barri Gòtic's most malodorous arteries. As you walk in, the upper floor greets you with its tiny uneven space, white walls, and the lot of it covered with countless stalactites – even under the bar.

  • Plaça dels Àngels, 1
    08001 Barcelona
  • Mon – Fri, Sun: 11.00 – 19.30
    Sat: 10.00 – 21.00
  • Price: €€
  • Go to official site

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