Tickets for Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA)

Confront your mind at the best contemporary art museum in Spain

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  • Admire iconic pieces that represent key moments in the past century of art, culture and society with works by Basquiat, Keith Haring, and many more
  • See the permanent and temporary collections from the mid-20th century onward
  • Grab some gifts at the huge bookshop, known for its fun and quirky gifts designed by artists


Action. A provisional history of the 90s
Now on  - Feb 7, 2021

If the 80s represented a return to order in European art with conventional formats of painting and sculpture making a comeback, the 1990s revived the freewheeling conceptual approaches of the 60s and 70s.

In this way, embodied art practices known as Action Art were recovered. In Spain, this history has particular relevance, with multiple initiatives that have impacted art. This art of action was frequently expressed in performance form – which usually occurred in very restricted or unconventional contexts such as festivals or gatherings – the more heterogeneous expressions of Action Art has come to be called performativity.

Across different nodes, Action will examine this period, tracing some of its fundamental works. In addition, it will include mostly unpublished documentation and audiovisual material that recovers those experiences. The result will be a complex exhibition, with multiple extensions – both historical and contemporary – that attempt to interpret the art of our time.


Skip the line and spend that saved time soaking up art the MACBA. Step inside Barcelona's huge contemporary art museum and let your imagination unscramble both the permanent and temporary collections.

Art is a serious business at the mammoth MACBA, the big boss of Barcelona's contemporary art scene. The permanent collection at MACBA boasts around 3,000 works from the mid-20th century onward, across three periods – the 1940s till the 1960s, 1960s till the 1970s, and contemporary.

The museum lifts the lid on the history of modern and contemporary art from Barcelona's unique point of view. It's minimalistic, cool, and packed with amazing art in all forms.


What's included

Permanent collection
Temporary exhibitions
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Getting There:

  • Metro: L1 or L2 to Universitat and L3 to Catalunya or Liceu
  • Bus: All lines to Catalunya or Liceu
  • Bicing (urban cycling service in Barcelona): Station 059, Plaça dels Àngels
  • FGC: All lines (Catalunya)
  • RENFE (train): Plaça Catalunya

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Opening hours

Friday 11:00 - 19:30
Saturday 10:00 - 20:00
Sunday Closed
Monday 11:00 - 19:30
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:30
Thursday 11:00 - 19:30

How to get there

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
1,Plaça dels Àngels, 08001, Barcelona
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Ratings & reviews

based on 34 reviews
Jan 3, 2020
Great displays!
Dec 5, 2019
Superb. Complete overload for the senses. Exactly as a modern art gallery should be. Also a fabulous building. Design heaven.
Oct 16, 2019
Un sitio maravilloso!

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